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About a year ago I bought a 2013 TT with approx. 160k miles on it, it came with a pretty well loved set of BFG tires on it. I got 10,000 miles out of them but it was time for new shoes. I decided to go with the Toyo Open Country AT III‘s and am very happy that I did.

Right after I picked it up we drove it from southern Indiana to Denver and back - almost 2500 miles round trip; I cannot believe how quiet these tires are, the road noise is very low. I know the BFG’s were old and loud, and these Toyo’s may change over time, but for now they have improved the ride dramatically and the cabin has quieted down a lot.

They weren’t inexpensive (I needed 5 so that the spare matched) but so far I think the value is there. I did go with the E rated tires since the data plate on the TT indicates that they are required.

I know a lot of people ask for recommendations on what tire to buy here, I can say that I’d do this again.

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About a year ago I bought a 2013 TT with approx. 160k miles on it, it came with a pretty well loved set of BFG tires on it. I got 10,000 miles out of them but it was time for new shoes. I decided to go with the Toyo Open Country AT III‘s and am very happy that I did.

Right after I picked it up we drove it from southern Indiana to Denver and back - almost 2500 miles round trip; I cannot believe how quiet these tires are, the road noise is very low. I know the BFG’s were old and loud, and these Toyo’s may change over time, but for now they have improved the ride dramatically and the cabin has quieted down a lot.

They weren’t inexpensive (I needed 5 so that the spare matched) but so far I think the value is there. I did go with the E rated tires since the data plate on the TT indicates that they are required.

I know a lot of people ask for recommendations on what tire to buy here, I can say that I’d do this again.

Brad
I have the same ones in 285. They are quiet compared to my Nitto Trail Grapplers. Enjoy!
 

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I really appreciate your post as I will be looking for new tires for Bear very soon...He just turned 10 so I'd like to get him something special (and a bit more aggressive looking ;)). I've been running Michelin Defender LTX M/S on him and I've been happy with their performance, but the new bumpers I put on are screaming for something with a bit more bite to compliment them, lol! I was looking at the BFG T/A KO2 (6 ply), but I don't want to add too much noise and don't want to lose much in mileage. No plans for a lift right now, may be looking at new shocks/struts - just looking for new shoes and perhaps some new rims that pair well. I will take a look at the Toyo for sure.

Sounds like we may be in the same neck of the woods...Southern Indiana!
 

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It's nice to see you are taking care of Bear for his 10th birthday. I had a 2007 for 10 years and always loved the ride and look of it They are awesome vehicles.

The BFG T/A K02 tires have a solid ride and are much more aggressive them the Michelin LTX M/S tires although the Michelin's will be quieter and smoother. I ran Yokohama Geolandar G003 MT E rated tires the last couple of years on my FJ and enjoyed them.

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I am in southern Indiana, specifically the Evansville area. Is that close ?
I really appreciate your post as I will be looking for new tires for Bear very soon...He just turned 10 so I'd like to get him something special (and a bit more aggressive looking ;)). I've been running Michelin Defender LTX M/S on him and I've been happy with their performance, but the new bumpers I put on are screaming for something with a bit more bite to compliment them, lol! I was looking at the BFG T/A KO2 (6 ply), but I don't want to add too much noise and don't want to lose much in mileage. No plans for a lift right now, may be looking at new shocks/struts - just looking for new shoes and perhaps some new rims that pair well. I will take a look at the Toyo for sure.

Sounds like we may be in the same neck of the woods...Southern Indiana!
Yep, Evansville area in a 2013 Cement TTUE. You ?
 

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It's nice to see you are taking care of Bear for his 10th birthday. I had a 2007 for 10 years and always loved the ride and look of it They are awesome vehicles.

The BFG T/A K02 tires have a solid ride and are much more aggressive them the Michelin LTX M/S tires although the Michelin's will be quieter and smoother. I ran Yokohama Geolandar G003 MT E rated tires the last couple of years on my FJ and enjoyed them.

If we can help please let us know.
How many miles did you get out of a set of the Yokohama G003?
 
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