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AceMcgee 03-14-2012 04:33 PM

Open Country M/T
 
Any one use or heard of these tires? Looking for a good tire My jeep is about 50/50- road and off road, lots of Mud and Snow.

XJ Knight 03-14-2012 04:35 PM

The Toyo's? Just saying the model of a tire doens't help.. You need to mention the brand as well

InvertChaos 03-14-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
The Toyo's? Just saying the model of a tire doens't help.. You need to mention the brand as well

Those are the only Open Country M/Ts I know of.

My brother and his friend run them on their trucks. He does a lot of go-fast desert stuff and apparently they do very well there. As far as mud goes, I wasn't impressed. It may have been the weight of the vehicle but his brand new tires on his Ram 1500 turned into slicks and had him stuck spinning all four wheels where my Duratracs, which aren't even a MT, plowed through. Same story with his friend's F-250. Not to mention they are very, very heavy. He sold his old set that had a 1/8" tread to a guy with a CJ, and the guy with the CJ said they did very well in the snow even without siping and that he was able to drive around it a foot of snow easily. As always, YMMV, but I wasn't impressed.

AceMcgee 03-14-2012 04:41 PM

Good plan!

Toyo Tires Open Country M/T Mud-Terrain Tire.

Thanks

AceMcgee 03-14-2012 04:45 PM

The Mud was the part I was worried about, up in the rocky hills not so much but down on my farm the mud here is sticky and if they can't trough it there no good..

InvertChaos 03-14-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by AceMcgee
The Mud was the part I was worried about, up in the rocky hills not so much but down on my farm the mud here is sticky and if they can't trough it there no good..

The stuff we were in was very, very thick so i may have had the weight advantage of just not sinking down.

http://i.imgur.com/0BAO6l.jpg

Maybe someone with them on a wrangler will chime in.

jitters73 03-14-2012 08:14 PM

they seem to run great in snow, mud and rock so far and i'm running in a jeep wrangler '06, 33x12.5x16 4" lift with rock sliders, src smittybilt front and rear bumpers and a fifth tire (mentioning all this because of weight).

shewoolf 03-14-2012 09:26 PM

I ran them on all my trucks, but have not had experience with them on my jeep. I LOVED them on the trucks. They never failed me.

fishmandan 03-15-2012 01:18 AM

KM2's are the way to go. Same design as Krawlers but half the price. If you want any mud tire to perform offroad you need to let the air out. When a tire is at low pressure it can flex and stretch as it moves over things and that is what really helps a tire shed mud. Just ask around, you will see the majority of people that really wheel their rigs are running bfg's or swampers. Toyo mt's are just too stiff to really perform offroad.

hunteryj93 03-15-2012 06:40 PM

I have the toyo m/t's. I wont buy them again. Imo there heave and dont air good and i gotta give a little more rpm to clean them. The only thing i like about them is there good when its snowing.

DrHolliday 03-15-2012 11:14 PM

Look at the Cooper Discoverer STT's. Very similar in looks, I love mine. I've never had a traction issue except for my first time out when the side walls weren't broken in.

AceMcgee 03-16-2012 01:01 PM

All sounds like Good information.. Have a lot of work this summer to get her ready for next Fall. Now I can move on to thinking about steel vs alloy rims :)

fishmandan 03-16-2012 02:22 PM

Alloy all the way. I put steel wheels on my tj and I regret doing it. They are heavyer then crap and are not that cool. At the time the price sounded good because the tires were so spendy, but if I could go back and change my mind I would in a heartbeat. Go with procomps, they have some good looking wheels.

InvertChaos 03-16-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by AceMcgee
All sounds like Good information.. Have a lot of work this summer to get her ready for next Fall. Now I can move on to thinking about steel vs alloy rims :)

Alloys if you can afford it. Stronger, lighter, no downsides :thumb:


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