Tacoma TRD tires off road?
Does anybody know whether the 2004 Tacoma TRD tires are better off road than regular tires?
I have regular tires on there now but if the TRD tires that come on it are better off road than regular tires then I am going to purchase a set of the TRD tires to put back on it. Please let me know.
- Eric PLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
The TRD tires were probably BFGoodrich Rugged Trails as opposed to the Dunlop Grandtrek regular tires. The Rugged trails do have more more agressive tread and are a slightly larger size. The Rugged Trails are decent trail tires but they are not sought-after as replacements.
The Grandreks or similar handle many types of trails well, especially if you have the electric rear differential locker. I would certainly try them on the types of trails you like to use and see how they do. Replacing tires is expensive--I would only swap them out if a change is really needed.
If you decide you do need a more trail-biased tire, there are many tire choices that would likely be more satisfying than the Rugged Trails. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A, Yokohama Geolander AT, General Grabber A/T, Kumho Road Venture AT and similar tires have better trail grip than the Rugged Trails while maintaining good road handling characteristics.
You could also go with a radial mud tire for even more aggressive tread. Tires such as the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM or KM2, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac and others are very well-suited for off-road conditions and are still fairly quiet and well-mannered on the street.