Best Tacoma Off Road Tires – Which off-road tires are the best upgrade for your truck? We asked 7 Tacoma owners what A/T tires they use and what they like about them!
Hey guys! Welcome back to another Taco Tuesday. If you missed last week’s TT, we took a look at 5 rooftop tent setups for the Tacoma. This week we will look at off-road (A/T) tire options that are very popular in both Tacoma and overland/off-road communities. If you’re looking to upgrade your Tacoma’s stock tires to a more capable, off-road capable tire, this week’s Taco Tuesday is for you!
Best Tacoma Off Road Tires
Off-road tires are a no-brainer upgrade for your Tacoma, but the off-road performance improvements are a real game-changer.
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How about all-terrain or mud-terrain tires? Not every Tacoma owner has the desire to take their truck to the nearest mud hole. Nor do they want to walk through a rock garden when they know they will have to drive their truck to work on Monday. Off-road tires are designed for the casual off-roader who wants good traction on most types of terrain while still being a decent daily driver.
Compared to mud terrain tires, off-road tires produce much less road noise and, depending on tire size and load rating, will also have a less negative effect on everyday driving characteristics such as MPG and ride quality. Tread wear and life also tend to be better with an AT. The varied sidewalls and spaced lugs typical of these tires make them a fantastic option for off-road traction. Off-road vehicles are also typically cheaper (depending on brand and size), making them the best value option for most off-road enthusiasts.
Below we have 5 A/T tire options (and one R/T) to help you with your tire search. Each owner also told us what they appreciate about their tire choice and how it has benefited both their off-road and on-road experiences.
If after reading this week’s Taco Tuesday you still need more guidance on purchasing tires for your Tacoma, check out our tire choosing guide here!
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I love my Falken Wildpeaks. These tires have an aggressive design and offer superior performance. Luckily, they are not too noisy even on the highway as they are an A/T tread and compound.
These Falkens perform really great off-road and can pretty much take on anything I throw at them. They are also very good in the snow, which is especially helpful where I live. I highly recommend the Falken A/T3W to anyone who looks at them!
This is my first time using these tires and I have no complaints, they are great all terrain tires! I drive about 40 miles a day and average 18mpg. Best of all, I’m still able to come up for air and hit the trails on weekends. They have great traction both on and off the trails.
I have used BFG K02s on many of my vehicles and always go back to them. They have always proven themselves in many of the situations I have found myself in.
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As good as the performance is on the road, these tires are beasts when you take them off-road. They feature greater sidewall strength, puncture resistance, durability and traction than factory tires.
With increased traction on all terrains, including mud and snow, and excellent tread life, the KO2 is called “the toughest off-road tire ever.” After riding with them, you may find it hard to disagree with this statement.
If you’re looking for a tire that can do it all and handle any situation, this is it!
I love the thread pattern on this tire, they are very similar to the BFG K02. So far they are in great condition after 20k miles, with the tread looking like it will last for a good while yet. Their wet handling on the road leaves something to be desired, but last winter they did their job admirably. I live in Ontario, Canada, so it’s really helpful to be able to use these tires year-round.
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I really like the aggressive look of these tires. So far they have performed absolutely amazingly in snow and mud. These tires are by far the best I’ve ever tried, beating the Toyo M/Ts and BFG K02s of the past. The hybrid technology of the tread and the A/T and M/T compounds makes these tires among the best on the market!
To the off-road tire scene. They are a mix of A/T and M/T tires, but are a little closer to off-road. R/Ts are a perfect option for those who want a little more bite than an A/T tire offers but don’t want to fully commit to the super aggressive tread pattern of an M/T tire.
When I was looking to upgrade my tires, Falken Wildpeaks often came up in discussions and searches for the best performing tires. What I like about these tires is that they tick several boxes for what you look for in off-road tires. They are both quiet on the road and can still deliver great off-road performance.
They are also rated 3PMSF snow, can handle mud, perform well in the rain, and most importantly, affordable. I’ve had them for over a year and have driven just over 10,000 miles over various terrain and they have never let me down. Aerate them up to 15 PSI and they’ll be ready to conquer any terrain you throw at them.
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I chose these tires because they were the best aggressive A/T tires I could find. They are rated 3 PMSF snow and ice, which is nice for Colorado’s climate. They helped me get through anything I could throw at them and get where I needed to go with no problem. Mickey Thompson is also a very well known and reputable brand, so I knew my money was well spent and that these tires would last. Additionally, these tires don’t produce much road noise, which is good for long road trips.
What a great group of trucks for this week’s Taco Tuesday feature. As previously mentioned, A/T tires are a very popular tire option for those looking to upgrade their factory tires. If you liked a certain tire or piece of equipment in this week’s features, be sure to DM or follow the owner on Instagram. We’d also love to feature your truck, so check out what we’ll be doing next week!
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We will never send spam to your inbox. Our content is pretty fiery! Furthermore, we will never sell your data. The Toyota Tacoma is America’s best-selling midsize truck. Its ruggedness, incredible resale value and cult of Toyota ownership helped the Japanese automaker sell 238,000 last year, more than the next three vehicles on the list combined.
Another thing that works in its favor is its appearance. The Tacoma looks more muscular and sporty than many of its rivals, but without making its exterior look forced. This truck is simple but capable, a combination that convinces many off-road enthusiasts and truck lovers to purchase it.
But if you want your Tacoma to perform at its best, you can’t ignore the importance of a good, reliable set of tires. The best tires for Toyota Tacoma will reinforce this truck’s strong characteristics, while also making sure that its unrefined ride quality becomes a little more bearable.
Even if you have a low budget, don’t lose hope. This review also includes the best cheap tires for Toyota Tacoma. These tires will provide (almost) the same performance as their premium counterparts. In the meantime, make sure you don’t have to blow your budget to afford them.
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The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 is one of the best tires for Toyota Tacoma. It is available in all sizes from 15 to 24 inches in diameter and can fit every model of this truck. However, it is not only the wide size range that works in this tire’s favour.
A combination of double-butted tread compound and Tri-Gard sidewall design works wonders for the durability of this tire. The first reinforces the tire to help it withstand massive abuse. The latter, meanwhile, minimizes the risks of cuts, chipping and punctures.
Puncture resistance is one area where this tire shines. The reason is a rubber compound on the sidewall, twice as thick as that used in previous versions of this tire. The double steel belts inside the tire carcass also go a long way in ensuring that it keeps rolling for a long time.
BFGoodrich is extremely optimistic about what this tire can do. The American tire manufacturer wants you to believe that the TA KO2 has 10% more traction in mud and 19%