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Review: Toyo Open Country M/T
Model: Open Country M/T
Price: Currently $387.99ea on 4wheelparts.com with free shipping
Size: 35 x 12.5 x 20
Tread Depth New: 20/32”
Current Tread Depth: 20/32”
Mileage when installed: 87,080
Current mileage: 88,179
Total mileage: 1,099
Comparison Tire: Goodyear Wrangler AT/S
Very aggressive and bulky looking tread pattern consistent with a M/T mud tire. Tread lugs are very deep at 20/32” brand new. Very aggressive sidewall lugs, one of only a few tires with sidewall lug design.
These tires produce a fair amount of noise/hum. Obviously, much more than stock tires. I have had Goodyear Duratrac tires on my prior truck and these produce ~20% more hum than those. With the windows down, wind essentially cancels out the noise. Normal radio volume overcomes the road noise for the most part. I feel that they are noisier in town 40-50mph versus highway 60-80mph which is surprising and beneficial in my opinion. I attribute the noise level of these tires to the lug depth. All in all, these are a mud tire and this should be expected when purchasing a tire of this caliber.
Traction is impressive, both dry and wet. On dry roads, even with my 500HP tune, the tires grab traction extremely well. Wet traction is a high point for the Open Country M/T tire, under moderately hard acceleration, the tires don’t slip, don’t spin and provide predictable tracking. My truck would spin the stock tires (with 75% tread) under light acceleration in rain all the time and would “float” doing normal city (40-60mph) driving. I never felt comfortable as those tires were unpredictable. The deep lug pattern of the Open Country M/T help channel water away and provide a nice stable track.
No wear yet – will update.
Ride Comfort & Stability
General ride is comfortable, not really any stiffer than the stock Goodyear tires. I can feel the lugs when starting from a dead stop, but cannot feel them when slowing to a stop. These tires do not seem to have any side roll and feel very stable up to 100mph (at least that’s as fast as I’ve been with them.
No experience yet – will update.
I am beyond happy with these tires so far. I will be sure to update if I have any more information as I gain more experience with the tires. I am looking forward to testing them in the snow next winter, but that update will have to wait for quite awhile.
Feel free to ask questions and I will update the ongoing thread as I gain more mileage with them.