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Toyos and snow

I have Toyo MT 37's on my truck and I am surprised as hell that this truck doesn't go worth a crap in the snow. We don't get alot of snow in SW Missouri, but we got pounded this year. Even in 4WD its all over the road. Granted, I could use some weight in the bed, but don't really want to use more fuel.

Has anyone else found that the MT's aren't that good in snow? I brought my wife's Rav4 today, it actually gets around better than my truck.

I am CONSIDERING going to the Toyo AT's next tire change, which may be sometime in 2012. But they don't come in a 37 which kind of sux, and don't look nearly as cool! Has anyone run MT's and AT's and can offer a comparison with respect to driving in snow?
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My Micky BaJa ATZ are great in the snow and ice. I love my tires!

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Cool You're kidding...

I'm running the same tires here in Massachusetts and they're great - I had the same tires last year in 35's and they were awesome too! I'm not sure why you're having a problem? What are you running for air pressure? I'm running like 65 lbs and they bite great - admittedly, in 2WD she's a little squirmy but click into 4WD and she digs through almost anything.

I have an uphill driveway and when I got back from my 2 week North Carolina trip 2 weeks ago, there was 20" in the driveway and it was 11:00 PM. The plow windrow at the edge of the street was 28" high - I hit at an angle and stuffed my nose in as far as I could. I backed out, turned around and did the opposite from the other direction, then I came at it at about 15 mph and drove right through it and up to the top of the driveway. My wife said "You're F'n Crazy" - I said "Do you want to shovel or get some sleep after a 12 hour drive?" We went to bed, got a good night's sleep and I got out the snowblower in the morning. I started the truck, backed right down the driveway and through the bank at the end like it was nothing.

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Get some Goodyear Duratracs
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Have you had any other tires to compare them to in the same conditions? Toyo M/t are normally very good in the snow. They are big wide tires though. They will do very good in really deep snow and good with a few inches on the road. If your driving in say 3-10" its going to wander around some. That is the place where a narrow tire would do best.

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I have had poor luck with the Toyo A/T, 2 different trucks, same story....Get duratac.
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Haven't tried anything else. This is my first diesel, and the first truck I have ever had with a lift and nice wheels. Everything else to date has been stock. I did have a S-10 ZR2 pickup with BFG A/Ts that were 31x10.5 stock, which seemed big to me at the time, especially for an s-10.

These wheels and tires came with the truck, and I just plan on waiting for them to wear out before making the investment. I really DO like them based on appearance and they are not too noisy on the hwy. Most likely, I'll get another set, and just put some weight in the bed. Fact that it is a supercab, short bed probably doesn't help with the weight issues.
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Fact that it is a supercab, short bed probably doesn't help with the weight issues.
That's what mine is too and it's fine. Again, what are you running for air pressure?

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Sorry. Forgot to answer you.

60 lbs. Check it often. I may have been running 65 in the summer, but with the air "shrinking" it IS at 60 now.

I'd put more in it if need be. I always like to inflate to the upper limit, but spec sheet on Toyo website goes by weight, and sort of confusing. What is max pressure for those things?
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IMO..Toyo's don't work in our snow or rain either..

Air presure chalk the tires and adjust air pressure till the chalk comes off the outer edge of the tread..you must drive strait to check..
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