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  • Tyre Topic: Toyo Open Country M/T

    This Tyre Topic is for members to post about Toyo Open Country M/T. Post your thoughts on grip, noise, wear, airing down, or anything else you consider of interest to other members.

    Toyo Open Country M/T.



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    NT Platinum. DiD Auto with 265/70R17 ST Maxx, Lift, Lockers, Lockup Mate, Low range reduction, LRA Aux tank, bull bar, winch, lots of touring stuff. Flappy paddles. MMCS is gone!

    Project: NJ SWB. 285/75R16 ST Maxx, 2" OME suspension, 2" body lift, ARB 110, 120l tank, bullbar, scratches, no major dents. Fully engineered in SA. NW DiD & auto in place - a long way to go....

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  • #2
    I'm currently running these on my NT, and (for how I'm currently using it) I wouldn't get them again.

    I bought these to replace a set of Kumho MT51, because I'd always liked the look of them (very similar in appearance to a previous version of the Cooper STT that I had) and I was offered a set at a price that I thought was good value.

    Off road performance is everything I expected, but they're definitely a heavier and stiffer tyre on road. When they were new, I could feel every tread block hit the road, and playing with tyre pressures didn't really help.

    At highway speeds they seem to come up 7 psi regardless of the starting pressure, and they also get quite hot - I've seen 70 degrees more often than I like. Comparing fuel economy with regular travelling companions, I believe I'm also using more fuel with these tyres than I did with the S/T Maxx or MT51s.

    If I lived in Victoria near the High Country I think I'd like them much more, but for the long bitumen distances we're forever doing in SA, I'll look for something different next time.
    NT Platinum. DiD Auto with 265/70R17 ST Maxx, Lift, Lockers, Lockup Mate, Low range reduction, LRA Aux tank, bull bar, winch, lots of touring stuff. Flappy paddles. MMCS is gone!

    Project: NJ SWB. 285/75R16 ST Maxx, 2" OME suspension, 2" body lift, ARB 110, 120l tank, bullbar, scratches, no major dents. Fully engineered in SA. NW DiD & auto in place - a long way to go....

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    • #3
      I posted an update on my M/T's elsewhere - figured I should also post it here...

      Originally posted by nj swb View Post
      Yesterday was another tyre rotation of the Toyo M/Ts. That's the third rotation in a little over 30k km, and they've got between 8 & 10mm tread left (to the bottom, not the bars), so say about half worn. I won't keep them until they hit the treadwear bars, but I'd say they're on track for a nominal 60k - 70k km life - I think that's OK for the style of tyre, and the work they've done.
      NT Platinum. DiD Auto with 265/70R17 ST Maxx, Lift, Lockers, Lockup Mate, Low range reduction, LRA Aux tank, bull bar, winch, lots of touring stuff. Flappy paddles. MMCS is gone!

      Project: NJ SWB. 285/75R16 ST Maxx, 2" OME suspension, 2" body lift, ARB 110, 120l tank, bullbar, scratches, no major dents. Fully engineered in SA. NW DiD & auto in place - a long way to go....

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      • #4
        I run a set of 265/70r17 as my second set.

        Road Noise - much louder then ATs but not so much so that you can't have a conversation.

        Black top - use about 1.5-2L more per hundred. Your feel the tyres role over the blocks. I've run at 40psi and 48psi. The higher pressure help but not a huge amount.

        Sand - i run these down around 15psi as the side walls are so stiff they need to be low to get the uber stiff side walls to bag.

        Mud/rocks/clay - they go everywhere. I've done some pretty steep, rocky clay climbs at road pressures an they just grip. @20-25 psi never an issue.

        As long as you know what you're in for they are a great tyre. I wouldn't have them as a daily driver but as a second set, for the price I got them they are are to beat.

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        • #5
          After 39k km I've retired these tyres. They were about 50% worn, so plenty of road-legal life in them, but I bought them to be chunky, aggressive, off-road tyres with plenty of rubber to keep the rocks away from the air inside - with so much rubber gone, they were more heavy, noisy & thirsty, and less protection. A tread depth gauge indicated I had been running them mildly underinflated, despite running them above Toyo's recommended pressures for my load - on highway runs, temperatures and pressures always came up more than I really liked, but I was also very reluctant to start with pressures any higher. Perhaps I should've?

          For replacements, I took a punt on some second-hand ST Maxx - I've liked ST Maxx in the past, but the jury is out on how successful (financially) this gamble may be.

          I have no real regrets about having bought them, but I doubt I'd ever buy them again.
          NT Platinum. DiD Auto with 265/70R17 ST Maxx, Lift, Lockers, Lockup Mate, Low range reduction, LRA Aux tank, bull bar, winch, lots of touring stuff. Flappy paddles. MMCS is gone!

          Project: NJ SWB. 285/75R16 ST Maxx, 2" OME suspension, 2" body lift, ARB 110, 120l tank, bullbar, scratches, no major dents. Fully engineered in SA. NW DiD & auto in place - a long way to go....

          Scorpro Explorer Box

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