Toyo Open Country MT Tyres

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:00
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Hi,
I'm chasing a set of the above tyres in 285/75/16. Toyo Australia have none, so I would love to know if anybody knows of any at their local tyre dealer. Am happy to organise freight from anywhere in the country if needs be.

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Craig

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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:23

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:23
Craig, there are simply none to be had. We have tried in vain to source 315/75-R16 and two smaller sizes of the Open Country MT. Toyo say 6 months. I've tried to call in favours in four states and have even spoken with Toyo to see if they were sitting on any stores earmarked for racing....No luck!

You may be able to organise shipping them out from the US as we did providing the current exchange rate doesn't make it cost prohibitive.

Great tyres....good luck

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Follow Up By: craigandej - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:44

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 21:44
Thanks Mick,

I've been searching also. Toyo Australia couldn't even give me a date. As quoted
"Sorry to disappoint, but there is no stock of the LT285/75R16 Toyo Open Country MT in Australia and none due in the near future.
Due to unprecedented demand in all markets, product demand cannot be met."

A big dealer in Brisbane has a huge waiting list/back order.
Apparently the US are getting virtually all the stock. May I ask who you dealt with in the US and who freighted them?

My email is craigandej@bigpond.com

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:23

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:23
Hi Mick,
Do you run the "Open Country" tyres all year round, or only on trips? If not, what do you run normally?

I am looking to replace the original fitted tyres that came with the cruiser when purchased: Dunlop Grandtrek AT1's... totally useless on almost any surface especially when wet. Only done 25K on them, and might get another 5k if I am lucky. Dealers didn't want to trade them even when they were new. So decided to run them out before buying new.

Unfortunately haven't had a run in the cruiser for 18 months as I have had to be full time carer for my wife. That's life. That's the reason I haven't been on this site for awhile as well.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 23:12

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 23:12
Hey Fred, sorry to hear about the current circumstances and good to see you flicking up a post.

Yes I do run them all year round but we do have a shopping trolley as a run-around so the big rig only tends to get used for trips.

I'd be looking for something with a litle more load carrying capacity for your rig. The Toyo MT's are great and are not as noisy as some MT's. I am running 315/75-R16 so anything resembling a normal size will provide a better ride, economy and noise level.

Have heard the a few good things about the Goodyear silent armour tyres but no experience with them myself.

Baz (The Landy) has been running Toyo M64's I think they are as he couldn't source the Open Country M/T's. I'd be keen to hear his thoughts as he just did 9000 km with me and the GDEC crew and they performed well to my knowledge.

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Reply By: maurice b - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:08

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:08
Do you know about the Nitto MT Trail Grapplers Made by toyo Japan or USA very similar in pattern and construction. I was told they have more strength around shoulders Brought them in prep for the North West Simmo Crossing via geo centre and geo surveys hill in early May . These Tyres are extremely heavy duty , very thick in the sidewalls and a lot heavier that the Branded American Tyres . They have 15mm of tread and great side wall protectors. I put these on the scale at home and on the 8'' Toyota GXL rim they weighted 52 kg each in comparision to the Mud hog and the micky thompson FC II in same size .(i have 3 sets) Mud Hog 46 kg Micky Thom FC II 42KG . Had no stakes or puntures on that trip and due to there construction with 3.6 tonne had to deflate down to 18psi to get them to belly out correctly in the sand country Cant comment on there wear as yet as have only travelled 9000km . Most mud tyres a known for having a softer compound, same for this tyre . mine will sit in shed untill winter 2016 when i will place them back on for another remote trip i believe there compound can become harder over time.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 08:15

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 08:15
I just fitted up a set of these early days yet on how they perform but build wise they are equal to the Toyo MT
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:51

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 22:51
Yeah I've just bought some misc second handies to get me through summer, hopefully the new shipment of toyos will arrive before next season.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Nov 02, 2015 at 20:10

Monday, Nov 02, 2015 at 20:10
Well those second handies didn't even get me to summer.

Word from Toyo today no 265/75/16 in Australia still and no further updates for at least 3 months.

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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 00:50

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 00:50
I know where there are 6 35x12.5x17 MTs (new) but they are probably too big and you would have to change to 17" rims. They are a great tyre.
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:51

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:51
I have had the same problem in Perth - no toyos in Australia. I have put on some MaxTreks Hill Treckers. Seem to do the job as a replacement. Cost $235 ea.

Just finished the Anne Beadell and up through South Australia on the Oodnadatta Track. Back through the Great Central. They tyres were fine.

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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 23:59

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 23:59
Try Googling Gumtree Toyo MT as a guy at Moorebank in NSW claims to have some 285/75/16 MTs.
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Follow Up By: craigandej - Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 06:26

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 06:26
Had already tried him. Was an old ad. These were long gone thanks anyway.
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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 07:52

Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 07:52
I tried to get the Open Country MT ahead of a recent trip and the Toyo Head Office went to the trouble of contacting its main dealers to see if there were any – there were none! This was about 3-4 months ago.

As an alternative and at the suggestion of Toy, I used the Toyo M55 on the trip which included a substantial amount of off-track work and found they went okay.

Might be something worth considering if you are looking specifically at Toyo’s.

Cheers, Baz – The Landy
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Reply By: harryopal - Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 16:08

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 16:08
Good afternoon Trekkers,

I suspect that tyre brands are a bit like favourite colours. If you like blue then that's it. However, I previously had Toyo all terrain tyres on a a Landcruiser. Now have a 4x4 Holden Rodeo that was fitted with Bridgestone. As they became worn I was looking to refit Toyo as I had been quite happy with them. After picking myself up from the floor at the price to fit four I then did a tyre review and was surprised that generally Bridgestone reviewed better than Toyo so went for the Bridgestone. Still cost $720 for four balanced and fitted but then I am still living in the past when $50 bought more than six items at the supermarket.


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Reply By: ian - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:28

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:28
I saw a set on the shelf the other day. Not sure what size, but they were at Edgars Tyrepower, Blackburn rd, Notting Hill, Melb.
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