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Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« on: October 06, 2022, 06:05:22 PM »
I bought a 92 F250 recently and its due for rear tires.
Long bed Super cab with the 460 under the hood.
Use Toyo's on my Jeep and have good luck with them.
Looking at the AT III's for the rear since it may get driven in the snow on occasion.
Only tow a 2000lb tent trailer a few times a year and the monthly dump run so don't really need a heavy duty truck tire.
Was wondering how these tires would be on ice and snow.

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2022, 08:33:34 PM »
The AT III have been great in puget sound and Leavenworth snow on my f150 4x4 so far. Only had them on last winter since I had them installed Aug 2021.

Although you didn't ask...Previous tires were Falken Wildpeak at3w and those were phenomenal over the life of the tires. They saw quite a bit of snow over the 5 years I had them on my truck. 10" of powder during hunting 2 years ago on fs roads and packed snow ice on hwy and around town)

Hoping the AT III continues to perform as it did last winter and doesn't degrade. If they do degrade I will likely go back to the Wildpeak.


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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2022, 08:37:15 PM »
disregard I think I've confused my tires, I got two sets, one of them sucked in the wet icy snow after the 2nd and 3rd year

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2022, 08:40:52 PM »
Iíve put toyo ats on all my vehicles and they perform awesome year round. I wish les schwab still carried them. At least they were said to be phasing them out. Great tire

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2022, 08:42:11 PM »
The Toyo AT3 10 ply tires are a lot nicer than the AT3 6 ply tires for the snow. Either would work for your needs, but I'd personally go 10 ply and I've owned both. :twocents:

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2022, 08:42:52 PM »
Im a 2 season kind of tire guy. I have summer tires and winter tires. I have them for most of my rigs and I realize I'm not like most folks.  That said Mile star Patagonia tires have a softer tread compound than most tires. While I do not run them I have friends in Alaska that do.  They really appreciate the grip on in the colder months.

IMO if your a 1 set of tire kind of person invest in cables and or chains.  :twocents: As far as Toyos go its M55 or go home!
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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2022, 08:46:08 PM »
I agree with everything you just said Special T.

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2022, 08:54:16 PM »
The AT III's are Mountain Snowflake qualified for severe snow conditions.

WHAT DOES THE THREE-PEAK MOUNTAIN SNOWFLAKE SYMBOL ON TIRES MEAN? If you see this symbol on the sidewall of winter tires, it means they have been tested and proven capable of performing under extreme winter weather driving conditions.

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2022, 09:00:16 PM »
I agree with everything you just said Special T.

I would like to pretend I know a lot about pickup truck tires, but I run so much used stuff on my rides that the newest most swank tires are beyond my comprehension.  I do have a buddy in Wa, a Club member that runs these on his jeep. He mostly telecommutes so its a good fit. I really like those tires, but I run all kinds of miss matched craigslist crap on my rides I cant even buck up for new tires except on my wifes car.
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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2022, 09:01:38 PM »
I bought a 92 F250 recently and its due for rear tires.
Long bed Super cab with the 460 under the hood.
Use Toyo's on my Jeep and have good luck with them.
Looking at the AT III's for the rear since it may get driven in the snow on occasion.
Only tow a 2000lb tent trailer a few times a year and the monthly dump run so don't really need a heavy duty truck tire.
Was wondering how these tires would be on ice and snow.
You never mentioned a size and if its 4wd which is a big pet peeve of mine on these kinds of posts
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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2022, 09:05:18 PM »
Its a 2 wheel drive .
Looking at 265 75 X 16 tire.

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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2022, 09:06:28 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.
I go to work in the wee hours  and sometimes have black ice or the plows haven't been out yet.
Hoping to not have to mess with chains.
I have a Wrangler on Toyo MT's to use if I Need to go somewhere in the snow.
I have studded tires for my wifes car and do not want to do that with the truck.
Just dont have the room for that many tires.
I have had dedicated winter tires on a Wagoneer I had but they were very soft compound and could not be run year round.
As to the 6 vs 10 ply what is the difference besides the load capacity ?


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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2022, 09:26:20 PM »
Since it has a 460 and you cant run that thirsty rig very much I would buy the tires I mentioned. You put almost no miles on and they would work great for the rear. Its 2wd dont be a sissy and need 4 matching tires! form over function baby!
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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2022, 09:30:42 PM »
the ply rating is a weight carrying capacity issue. higher ply tires work good for loads but also for wear over the road/ stiffer. which means in off road or bad conditions they need a lower air pressure to maintain the same amount of grip.
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Re: Are Toyo AT's decent in snow ?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2022, 10:52:32 PM »
What makes a tire good on ice makes it bad on warm dry pavement, thus the 2 tire plan.  Any particular tire that is great for winter cannot be great for summer unfortunately (and vice versa).

Honestly, a 2WD truck is pretty horrible on both ice and snow.  If you do much snow driving I would get winter tires.  If not, get whatever, carry chains and be cautious.

 


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