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    Think I'm going to pull the trigger on the Falken Wildpeak AT3/W s. Any more thoughts on these? I can get a better price on these than anything else I'm interested in with the peak snowflake emblem. Also, anyone ever gone through point S or discount tire? Same price through both places.

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    I like my local discount a lot

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    I used DT to buy my Wildpeak's. I did have to bang on them a little to get price matching, but they were very responsive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    Think I'm going to pull the trigger on the Falken Wildpeak AT3/W s. Any more thoughts on these? I can get a better price on these than anything else I'm interested in with the peak snowflake emblem. Also, anyone ever gone through point S or discount tire? Same price through both places.
    I don't know what "point S" is, but I always buy through Discount Tire. Tips:

    1) Wait for a Discount Tire rebate sale. They run these regularly - next one will probably be Memorial Day, then July 4. Typically see something like $100 off a set of 4. Rebates are stackable with manufacturer rebates, so if your heart is set on that Falken tire, cross your fingers and hope Falken is running a rebate then.

    2) Open a Discount Tire credit card (no annual fee, obviously pay it off as soon as you get the bill). You always get an additional $30 rebate off the set of 4 tires. If you buy during one of their sales, DT doubles the rebate if you use a DT card, to $60. This is in addition to any other rebates available.

    3) Consider buying online from discounttiredirect.com, rather than the store. Free shipping. Also may have 0 sales tax, depending on your location. (If you're in Oregon with 0 sales tax anyway, this doesn't matter.) Pricing and rebate sales are similar to the brick-and-mortar stores, but they are a separate corporation. Factor in the local mount-and-balance cost if you do this -- I always go this route, and have tires mounted/balanced at Walmart.

    4) Rebates: DT is fast in processing (submit online), and I've never had any fail to get awarded. Typically you get a plastic Visa gift card in the mail. If you don't want to deal with GCs, you can drain them into your Amazon account by buying yourself Amazon gift cards.
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    I bought these for my Land Cruiser two Decembers ago online a DT. They drop ship to my as local as possible DT and they call when tires arrive. I asked for a price match on another online retailer and DT called me and we negotiated a great deal on the phone. Would def. recco tires and DT.

    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    Think I'm going to pull the trigger on the Falken Wildpeak AT3/W s. Any more thoughts on these? I can get a better price on these than anything else I'm interested in with the peak snowflake emblem. Also, anyone ever gone through point S or discount tire? Same price through both places.

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    Thanks. Didn't know about discounttiredirect.com and it has a significantly lower price on the tires than the discounttire.com site.
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I don't know what "point S" is, but I always buy through Discount Tire. Tips:

    1) Wait for a Discount Tire rebate sale. They run these regularly - next one will probably be Memorial Day, then July 4. Typically see something like $100 off a set of 4. Rebates are stackable with manufacturer rebates, so if your heart is set on that Falken tire, cross your fingers and hope Falken is running a rebate then.

    2) Open a Discount Tire credit card (no annual fee, obviously pay it off as soon as you get the bill). You always get an additional $30 rebate off the set of 4 tires. If you buy during one of their sales, DT doubles the rebate if you use a DT card, to $60. This is in addition to any other rebates available.

    3) Consider buying online from discounttiredirect.com, rather than the store. Free shipping. Also may have 0 sales tax, depending on your location. (If you're in Oregon with 0 sales tax anyway, this doesn't matter.) Pricing and rebate sales are similar to the brick-and-mortar stores, but they are a separate corporation. Factor in the local mount-and-balance cost if you do this -- I always go this route, and have tires mounted/balanced at Walmart.

    4) Rebates: DT is fast in processing (submit online), and I've never had any fail to get awarded. Typically you get a plastic Visa gift card in the mail. If you don't want to deal with GCs, you can drain them into your Amazon account by buying yourself Amazon gift cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    Thanks. Didn't know about discounttiredirect.com and it has a significantly lower price on the tires than the discounttire.com site.
    I think I've only done this once, but if you print out the tire price from DT Direct and bring it into the DT store, they should price match it.
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    Just got of the phone with the local DT and they made me this offer. Probably just going to go with DT for the mounting too.
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I think I've only done this once, but if you print out the tire price from DT Direct and bring it into the DT store, they should price match it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I think I've only done this once, but if you print out the tire price from DT Direct and bring it into the DT store, they should price match it.
    They will match it. Also the mounting and balancing can be negotiated at discount. Bought a set of trailer tires and told them I wasn't going to pay their mb price so they halved it.

    Tire rack in the other hand wont match. I can order tires from them at 4 pm and get them the next day though so they still win sometimes.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I went ahead and ordered the tires through the local DT today. Guy I talked to today came up with a price about $5.50 higher than the guy yesterday and when I mentioned it he dropped down to yesterday's price no question. Makes me think I could have gotten down a bit lower with a little more negotiating but oh well, next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I went ahead and ordered the tires through the local DT today. Guy I talked to today came up with a price about $5.50 higher than the guy yesterday and when I mentioned it he dropped down to yesterday's price no question. Makes me think I could have gotten down a bit lower with a little more negotiating but oh well, next time.
    I sure wouldn't sweat that. I usually buy from the local shop when they are having a sale because I would rather throw a few extra dollars their way than the online retailers, but understand that's a personal choice.

    As far as the Falken's, I have been running them for a while now on my F150. Great tires for the price, excellent in mud and snow, ice not so much.

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    Bump for any new truck tire intel.

    2006 Sequoia, and my current tires won't make it through another winter. Probably looking for just another "set it and forget it" tire (ie not snows). What's the new hotness for what is mostly dry roads, but obviously must handle snow well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Bump for any new truck tire intel.

    2006 Sequoia, and my current tires won't make it through another winter. Probably looking for just another "set it and forget it" tire (ie not snows). What's the new hotness for what is mostly dry roads, but obviously must handle snow well.
    The Goodyear trail runners I put on last fall have been great.

    See earlier post you and I discussed them and AT2 grabbers.

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    Danno,
    Check out the Falken Wildpeak AT3W.
    Good price point and good on wear after 2 years for me. Great in snow, mud, sand, not the best on ice but acceptable IMO.

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    Just put these on my Land Crusher a couple of months ago - super happy with them thus far. Looking forward to checking them out this winter, but summer travel and fire roads have had good results - price point is great especially after Discount Tire rebates.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Danno,
    Check out the Falken Wildpeak AT3W.
    Good price point and good on wear after 2 years for me. Great in snow, mud, sand, not the best on ice but acceptable IMO.

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    Not super pleased with cooper at3 on our f150. Donít handle snow that well and are wearing quickly

    They were pretty cheap by having discount tire price match pep boys for the equivalent discoverer tire

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    Duratracs

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    BFG AT KO2. Usually a pretty good deal at Costco on these w/ warranty and rotations. On my 6th pair, still can't find anything better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Bump for any new truck tire intel.

    2006 Sequoia, and my current tires won't make it through another winter. Probably looking for just another "set it and forget it" tire (ie not snows). What's the new hotness for what is mostly dry roads, but obviously must handle snow well.
    Do you need offroad capability at all, or just good manners on street + snow?

    I started a thread awhile back about "all weather" tires, and there are several truck tires available with the 3PMSF rating.
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    I'd pay attention to the tire load rating you require. I recently bought the BFG AT KO2 for my first gen Tundra, which I could only get in an E rating. Took them off after a couple of months because the ride was too rough and I didn't need the load capacity. I then bought the Falken Wildpeak AT3W in a lower rating and couldn't be happier.

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    Thanks for the follow up, PNWBrit. You have a Tacoma, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Danno,
    Check out the Falken Wildpeak AT3W.
    Good price point and good on wear after 2 years for me. Great in snow, mud, sand, not the best on ice but acceptable IMO.
    Thanks. What are you running them on?

    Quote Originally Posted by PNWcement View Post
    Just put these on my Land Crusher a couple of months ago - super happy with them thus far. Looking forward to checking them out this winter, but summer travel and fire roads have had good results - price point is great especially after Discount Tire rebates.
    Good to hear, I have a Sequoia so similar weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    BFG AT KO2. Usually a pretty good deal at Costco on these w/ warranty and rotations. On my 6th pair, still can't find anything better.
    In my size, they are expensive as fuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco View Post
    I'd pay attention to the tire load rating you require. I recently bought the BFG AT KO2 for my first gen Tundra, which I could only get in an E rating. Took them off after a couple of months because the ride was too rough and I didn't need the load capacity. I then bought the Falken Wildpeak AT3W in a lower rating and couldn't be happier.
    This is why the BFGs are so expensive, I believe. I don't know jack about tires and all the different specs, but the BFGs in my size are load range E. But I'm also concerned the other way, the Sequoia is a pretty heavy vehicle so I wonder if a review about handling and wear from a compact pickup truck is relevant to my vehicle. Happy to be edjumacated if someone wants to talk to me like I'm an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Do you need offroad capability at all, or just good manners on street + snow?

    I started a thread awhile back about "all weather" tires, and there are several truck tires available with the 3PMSF rating.
    I mostly need good manners on street and snow. I tow a small hard side camper too, if that matters. I don't offroad much, but I do the White Rim on occasion so it can't be a complete dog off road, but it doesn't need to be an off road specialist by any means. I do like the idea of a tire with the "3PMSF" rating.

    Again, I am a complete tire jong.
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    Danno - you don't need an E-rated tire for a Sequoia. Those are for 3/4 and 1-ton trucks. They have stiffer sidewalls to support a lot of weight, and will ride worse on 1/2-ton and smaller.

    A Sequoia is a Tundra turned into an SUV, so think Tundra when you think tires. C-rated (if you are looking at LT tires) or P-metric are going to be fine. Some will argue that a LT tire in a C load rating (e.g. LT265/75/16) is a tougher tire than the same size in a P-metric (e.g. P265/75/16), but I have not personally found that to be the case, even in offroad use.
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    Danno yes a Tacoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I mostly need good manners on street and snow. I tow a small hard side camper too, if that matters. I don't offroad much, but I do the White Rim on occasion so it can't be a complete dog off road, but it doesn't need to be an off road specialist by any means. I do like the idea of a tire with the "3PMSF" rating.

    Again, I am a complete tire jong.
    How often do you tow, and what's the tongue weight of the trailer? If you don't know the tongue weight, maybe this will help:
    - what's the wet (loaded, ready to camp) weight of the trailer?
    - do you have a weight distribution hitch for that trailer? or does it just mount onto the ball in the receiver, without any additional bracketry or attachments?
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
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