Feature Friday: Top All-Terrain Tire Choices For 5th Gen 4Runner in 2022

4Runner with Falken Wildpeak A/TW3 Tires & Black Wheels

Which All-Terrian Tires Are The Best Upgrade For Your Rig? We Asked 7 4Runner Owners What A/T Tires They Run & What They Liked About Them

This Week’s Topic: All-Terrain Tires

Welcome back to another Feature Friday! If you missed last week’s FF, we asked owners what their top 5 off-road mods for the 5th gen 4Runner were. This week we are looking at All-Terrain (A/T) tire options that are popular with 4Runner owners in our overland/off-road community. If you are currently in the market for some A/T tires and want some real-world feedback, then you are in the right spot!

All-Terrain Tires are a very simple yet crucial upgrade for your 4Runner. They improve your vehicle’s overall performance both off and surprisingly, on-road as well. To me, A/T Tires are for the off-road enthusiasts that take their vehicles out onto a variety of terrains.

Not everyone goes in search of huge mud holes or insane rocky obstacles, so they’re a great middle-ground between highway tires and mud-terrain tires. 

The mild-aggressive side walls and spaced-out lugs typically found on these tires give them great off-road traction while the tread pattern is designed for a quieter ride over mud-terrain tires. All-Terrains are typically cheaper as well (depending on the brand), making them the best value option for 90% of off-road enthusiasts.

Below we have 4 A/T tire options that I feel often get recommended on social media when somebody asks what’s the best off-road tire? We have Falken, Toyo, BFGoodrich, and Yokohama featured this week in a few different sizes and load ratings. Each owner informed us of what they like about their tire selection and how it has benefited both their off-road and on-road experiences.

If after reading this week’s Feature Friday you still need additional tire guidance, then take a look at our ultimate tire buyers guide!

1. Chad Astronomo (@htwrs_4r) – Falken

Midnight Black Metallic 4Runner with RRW wheels and Falken Wildpeak Tires & Bumper with High Clearance Addition

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

These are my second set of Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires that I’ve had on my 4Runner. These are the best all-around tires, in my opinion. They have great traction on surfaces including wet, dry, snow, and dirt!

When driving down the winding canyons of California, these tires hug the road! The Falken Wildpeak A/T3W has the deepest tread in its class, giving these tires a longer life than its competitors. Last but not least, the Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws are super budget-friendly!

2. Tim Alsbrooks (@tav4rnr) – Toyo

4Runner with Toyo Open Country AT3 tires & Pop Up RTT + Awning

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

My 4Runner is both a daily driver and my adventure mobile. These 33-inch tires allow me to maintain some decent MPG numbers and hit the trails like a boss! I am running them in a C-load rating and can still air down to 15 psi with no issues!

3. Eric Jackson (@gen5t4r_eric) – Falken

White 4Runner with Full Steel Bumper + Snorkel & RTT

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

These Falkens are my 3rd set of tires during my ownership of this 4Runner. Previously, I had Goodyear Duratracs in the stock size and they lasted me 3 years through over 10k trail miles of snow, sand, dirt, rock, and around 30k miles of on-road driving. I even did my trip to Moab from SoCal with one nail stuck inside one of the tires! They were great tires and withstood my abuse. Then, I had a set of Milestar Patagonia M/T tires in 285/70R17. We will save these for when we need M/T tires.

Finally, we have the Falken A/T3W tires. They are still relatively new, but awesome nonetheless and already outperform my previous two sets of tires. These are extremely quiet on pavement, even at 80mph on the highway. They are also durable; I’ve put over 3k trail miles and 10k pavement miles on them already, and the tread still looks new.

Off-road, they have performed extremely well in Big Bear (dry and snowy), Anza Borrego, Mojave Desert, and Death Valley. They are very grippy in snow, mud, rock, and soft sand where some tires would lose traction. My friends would lose traction on some obstacles and needed electronic traction aids, while the A/T3Ws required no extra assistance.

On pavement, they are quiet and comfortable. My Duratracs would ride slightly on the stiffer side, but the A/T3Ws are plush even over obstacles like bumps, potholes, and dips.

For someone looking for a set of A/T tires, I would say both Duratracs and A/T3Ws are good choices.

4. Chris Bellew (@frosty.rnr) – Yokohama

White SR5 4Runner with Yokohama Geolandar AT G015 Tires & RTT

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

These Yokohama Geolandar A/T’s have gotten me over some rough terrain. Driving in Alaska brings some of the most challenging surfaces such as deep snow and slippery ice in the winter and muddy swamplands in the summer.

As a daily driver, these tires make for a quiet ride by keeping the road noise at a minimum.

5. Christian Nubel (@voodoornr) – BFGoodrich

Voodoo Blue 4Runner with BFGoodrich T/A K02 & Black RRW Wheels + Prinsu Roof Rack

Tire Details

  • Model: T/A K02
  • Size: 285/75R17
  • Price: ~$345 each

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

As of now, I have roughly 20k miles on my K02s and so far, they have been amazing! They handle great in pretty much all conditions except for the mud. Recently, however, the road noise has picked up thorough normal wear but only minimally.

They are a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. All in all, I would definitely recommend the K02s to anyone looking for some new tires!

6. Mike Lam (@4r.mike) – Falken

Black 4Runner with Slimline Hybrid Bumper & Roof Rack + Falken Wildpeak A/T3W Tires

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

These Wildpeaks came highly recommended to me by fellow friends and off-roaders and they do not disappoint! In my opinion, they’re the perfect all-around A/T tire. They’re well-mannered and quiet on-road. I can drive confidently in the rain and even in icy conditions.

They’re awesome off-road (I usually air down to 15 psi). The only time I’ve been hung up was in the snow in Colorado, but I eventually got myself out without recovery. They’re not the best in mud (that’s what M/Ts are for) but will get you to most places you want to go. On top of that, I love how they look, especially the sidewalls. They offer a wide variety of sizes that will fit your needs as well, you just can’t go wrong with them!

7. Rob Mackay (@lunar_yoda) – Toyo

Lunar Rock 4Runner TRD Pro with Toyo Open Country AT3 Tires 285/70R17

Tire Details

What Do You Like About Your Setup?

These tires are the perfect mix of being super capable offroad while at the same time, riding smooth and reasonably quiet on highways.

I tried a couple of other popular tires (KO2 and Wildpeak) before landing on these, and still love them just as much today as the day I put them on. I’m 12 months and 20k miles into these so far, and they’ve hardly lost any tread depth, so I plan to run these for some time to come.

They’ve performed exceptionally well on everything from the red rock of Moab to thousands of miles of forest trails.

Final Thoughts

Toyo AT3 Tires On Toyota 4Runner

All-terrain tires offer excellent tread life without sacrificing too much off-road traction, so it’s no wonder why the category is hugely popular.

If you’ve been juggling between different tire brands for your next upgrade, I hope that this week’s Feature Friday helped in making your decision a little easier. There are a plethora of options available currently, and the ones listed above are among the most popular. They’ve all been tried and true, but certainly not the only good brands.

We want readers to get inspired by a variety of rigs/products. Submit your build for Feature Friday here to get featured. Next week we will be showcasing some of the badest SR5 builds Instagram has to offer. If you would like to submit your build for next week, include your setup details and an awesome photo that shows it off.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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1 year ago

Are these trucks on the stock suspensions with no lift kits ?

1 year ago
Reply to  Chris

Most of them are probably around 2.5-3″ of lift to fit 285/70. Mine (#6) was at 2.5″ of lift with Bilstein 5100s and OME springs at the time that photo was taken

Last edited 1 year ago by Mike
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1 year ago

ATs don’t measure up to MTs on Colorado rock. Better on-road, though. I like Toyo Open Country MTs on rock.

1 year ago

MTs are definitely better for offroading imo. I switched to Cooper Evo MTs from my Falken Wildpeaks and they are far better with traction

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