Any one run 2 sets of tires? One for Daily driver and one for Overlanding?

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Good Day all,

I'm considering putting a small lift and some sliders on to my otherwise stock 97 Tacoma. for the last 20 years this truck has run on Michelin AT(x/2) 31's Great tires for on road, quiet and run for 80-90k miles a set, but the tread leaves much to be desired for off road use.

I was considering getting a set of rims and some 33" tires after I lift the truck. That way I can switch out the setup for my weekend adventures, but run the road tires for day to day use. I think this would save wear and tear on both sets of tires for a bit of headache to switch them out and back.

Any one out there doing this? Pros / Cons?

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I have thought about it before. The only downside i keep coming up with is depending on how active we are. We try and go out every weekend or at least every other weekend. So some months we would need to swap tires every Friday and Sunday. It seemed to be alot of work . Just my thoughts.
 

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I'm thinking of doing the same, but let's face it, these tires ain't cheap. Five rims and tires will set you neck a couple grand, then you gotta store 'em and constantly be swapping them. Seems like more of a pain in the add than it's worth.

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I did on my Jeep CJ until recently. I had one set of mud terrains and one set of all-terrains.

Same theory as those who have to switch to winter tires.

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Good Day all,

I'm considering putting a small lift and some sliders on to my otherwise stock 97 Tacoma. for the last 20 years this truck has run on Michelin AT(x/2) 31's Great tires for on road, quiet and run for 80-90k miles a set, but the tread leaves much to be desired for off road use.

I was considering getting a set of rims and some 33" tires after I lift the truck. That way I can switch out the setup for my weekend adventures, but run the road tires for day to day use. I think this would save wear and tear on both sets of tires for a bit of headache to switch them out and back.

Any one out there doing this? Pros / Cons?

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I run two sets, ATs during our really hot summer(4 months) and MTs(8 months) ish...give er take a month. Going camping, hiking in 95+ humid weather isn't fun, so on go the ATs and enjoy the A/C and quiet ride for a while.

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I run 2 sets, pizza cutter muds for the winter and wider AT for the rest of the the year for the majority of my travels. It all depends on the type of terrain you expect to encounter.
 

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Similar to others, I run ATs most of the time and have a set of MTs on a spare set of rims.
Run the ATs most of the time, when in use as a daily driver, then fit the MTs if the planned trip warrants it, or if I'm not sure what we might encounter.
Maybe been lucky, but the ATs have coped on a lot of trips without a problem 99% of the time, it's that 1% that catches you out :tearsofjoy:
 

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All Thank you for the Info. It's good to hear what others are doing as it helps me to plan and decide wht will work for me.

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IMHO just get a good set that'll fit your needs all around. Most AT tires out there offer good on and off-road performance, good life, and minimal road noise. I currently run Yokohama Geolander AT/s's on my rig, but am considering the BFG KO2's for the next set. I see no need for an MT on my rig as I do a lot of road driving being that it's a DD. I have never really needed anything more aggressive.
 
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OK. I know this is a 180, but it looks like I'll be running 2 sets myself. I got a great deal on a set of AT's on 18" Wrangler rims, so it's the original 20's for the street and the 18's for the dirt. Now if I can just keep the wife from killing me for taking up more space in the garage, that'd be good.

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I ran 285/75r16 duratracs for the street and 315/75r16 Maxxis for Off-road. Changing them out wasn't too bad, but I just decided to keep the 315's on from now on. 285's we're looking pretty small on a 4" lift on the FZJ80. Haven't looked back since.
 

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I can see the pros for this method but I think the cons outweigh the pros given the tire options we have today. There may be some cost savings with two sets of specialized tires but it comes at the loss of valuable real estate in your garage and time to swap them out.

I used to run Tera Grappler G2s on my truck, suburban and Jeep. They are good tires but leave a little to be desired offroad. I recently switched to Ridge Grapplers on my Jeep and these tires are outstanding. I have no tire noise on the highway at any speed. I've had no issue with performance in rain or on dry pavement either. I've yet to encounter any snow or ice. Offroad I have been really impressed with the performance.

I can't imagine significantly better performance from a highway tire or a trail tire so for me personally, I could not justify two sets of tires. I think Ridge Grapplers are the best thing going in AT tires out there right now. You might want to check them out before you go with the two tire option.

Disclamer: I do not work for Nitto. I can't even find a discount on them. I really appreciate the quality of their product though.
 

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Everyone will have a different answer as everyone has different ideas of what overland is and their terrain they drive in. I live in Montana and run dedicated snow tires (Michelin Xice) once the snow hits and have my BFG KM3s for summer. I vote two sets!