The second set of tires for my '03 Tacoma where from a white, tire-looking cartoon character, (no trademark infringement) because they came highly recommended. Sadly this set only had 18,403 miles when they had to be replaced; the driver front tire began developing longitudinal cracks throughout all the ridges, the other three were ok but I wasn't going to take a chance on just replacing that one tire. I researched various brands of tires and decided to go with the Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tires, sized 265/70R16, an original replacement.
Here's my review, so far, on the 88 miles I've driven on them already:
Appearance: Aggressive looking sidewall and tread, they are a head-turner at my neighborhood.
Handling: The tires handle good in cornering, curves, and braking. I can't say much for taking off (spinning out) at the light since I don't floor this truck like I used to floor my Grand National.
Traction: This set of tires has not been used on wet roads or while raining, nor has it been used on snow, mud, or sand, yet. With the large blocks on the tread, I'm sure the tread will clean out from any mud or rocks.
Noise: Drove on the city and there was hardly any noise. Drove on the highway at 70 mph and there was a low howling noise, low enough that having the radio on at the lowest setting, or just talking to a passenger, would override the tire noise.
I'm happy with this set.