Originally Posted by headviking
I replaced my OEM Generals (I think) 275/70R18 to Toyo Open Country AT 285/75R18. Worked out great Nice tire. Now I am looking for another. I was looking M/t's. Either Toyo, Goodyear or even BFGoorich. How do there wear on dry pavement. Not too concerned about the noise level. I do about 40% highway, 40% city and about 20 everything else. We do get a bit of snow in the winter in Canada, so there is that too.
I would have liked to go with someting a bit bigger but with my OEM rim measureing 8in, I am limited with size. If anyone has other recomendations please do tell.
I've had Toyo MTs for about a year and a half now (275/65/20) and have about 12K miles on them. Cant beat this tire if you need a good traction tire with a high load capacity (3,750 LBs each at 80 psi in this size). I'm mostly on pavement and about 8 to 10 weekends a year haul a Lance camper on the back weighing ~3,500 LBS. When the camper is on is when the truck goes off-road in the Sierra's (dirt and rock trails and forest roads). I've had the truck in the snow without the camper and the Toyo MTs did fine once my ESOF hubs decided to lock in. I had my tires siped when new as I heard previous accounts of the Toyo MTs not doing so well in snow, ice, or very wet roads. I just rotated them yesterday for the 3rd time.
I haven't had a problem with these tires and they carry a heavy lead very well. At 80 PSI (with the camper) and with rear airbags at 95 psi, the tires handle it well. They also handle well on pavement considering the aggressive tread pattern.
There are only two downsides with the tire that I see thus far:
1) Noise. It's a mud tire so don't expect it to be quiet on the pavement. I didn't expect them to be quiet so I'm not disappointed in my selection.
2) Wear. At ~13K miles it looks like my tires are about 13/32 remaining (68% of the original 19/32). Not bad. It may be that the siping and heavy camper are contributing factors. My motor is stock and I don't do burnouts, so those issues are not a factor.
Hope this helps.
Would I purchase the Toyo MTs again, yes.