Toyo tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 17:50
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Hi bros ,Thinking about replacing my near bald coopers MT`s with Toyo AT II .Can I hear from people who have used them. As I`m doing a round trip of WA in Nov. Will be use in mud ,sand and gravel. Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 18:37

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 18:37
Had Goodyear Wranglers on and whilst in the Flinders Rangers last September got a flat tyre. Went to the tyre place in Hawker to get it repaired. Mentioned that when I got back to Canberra would need to replace all 5 on the Prado. He said you can't go past Toyo Open Country AT11s - I would have bought them from him immediately but he had sold his last 5 the day before.
Back in Canberra I found that they were on special through Tyrepower for a month and put 5 on the car. Have had them on now for 9 months and have done just on 10,000 kms in all sorts of circumstances include mud, snow, dry dirt and real off road. I am very impressed with them so far and about to do an 8,000 km trip into western Qld and then to the coast.
They seem to be wearing very well and there is not much road noise. I paid $280 each.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 18:48

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 18:48
thanks Terry ,Taken your advise onboard for my decision.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:57

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:57
Hi Terry

I also have a 120 Series Prado and needed to replace them earlier this year and was very happy with our local tyre dealer in Clare where I live and paid $245 per tyre, compared to $350 per tyre in the same size from Bridgestone.



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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 20:56

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 20:56
Gday Stephen,
The Toyos have had some great specials on in recent months. Tyressales has them in the standard Prado size on a 4 for the price of 3 special:
https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/toyo/open_country_a-t_2/265-65r17/114198?q=4
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:25

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:25
Thanks guys Ive decided to go for them at 310 per tyre fitted
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:08

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:08
Hi Uppy

You might like to take a look at Toyo's M55. I've been running these and very happy with them.

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 07:51

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 07:51
Baz, I wanted to buy those when I got the AT2's. They look great for off road. I called Toyo Australia and they told me that they aren't great on highways. They said they are really only good for mining etc where there is almost all dirt.

What do you think? . They looked really good.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:53

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:53
There are better highway tyres, but I find them tolerable...

Cheers, Baz
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:29

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:29
thanks Baz and BooBook, Im going to give the AT II a go at 310 per tyre .Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:43

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:43
Uppy

I have over the years used Toyo ATs (got 105 000 out of a set of 6 with about 30% left on them), MTs (my High Country tyres) and M55s (on the F250 - these have done about 60 000 towing a BT over some pretty ordinary roads/tracks) and are about 70%) The M55 is well known in the mining industry as a very reliable tyre.
Had a very good run with no issues with any of them.

I might add that I also run Bridgestone LT 693, 694 and 697 on the LC and BT - also had a good run.

Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:30

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:30
Thanks Andrew for the advice
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:48

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 19:48
Hi Uppy


In the past, I was a great fan of both the Bridgestone 694 and the 697 in LT construction. They were a great tyre fot all my needs, but not quite happy with the way they would wear, as I never let my tyre go past 45% tyre wear, purely for the fact they are only used in outback situations.

Earlier this year, I needed to get a new set and was hearing good reports about the new Toyo AT 11. Checking them out, they have a higher load rating than my previous Bridgstone, as well as deeper tread, and after a few more enquiries, purchased a set for my Prado.

We are still on the road at the moment, but have given them a great test on some bush tracks and have found them as good as my other tyres. I have been running them at 28psi on the dirt and rock sections and there is not one mark on them, no chipping of the tread blocks, compared the the very bad chipping on our Ultimate Camper that is running the BFG's., another tyre that I was also looking at, but after last years trip up to the Gulf country, put me off them for good.

Time will be the test to see how they wear to the 50% depth, but for a tyre that has a higher load rating, deeper tread from the start and at over $100 per tyre cheaper than the old Bridgestones, I will be sticking with my new Toyo's AT 11.


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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:34

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:34
Yep Stephen , I`ve been using coopers for years ,just found them to costly to replace ,so what I`ve heard here ,I`ve decided to go Toyo .At 310 per tyre .Thanks ,Cheers Uppy
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 21:49

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 21:49
Hi Stephen
I note your comment about BFG ATs chipping. I had that with KOs on my 120 Prado and on my Kimberley Karavan.
I've just returned after 10,000km on the dirt with new KO2s on my new tug, a BT50, and a new KO on the Karzvan.
I'm amazed at the difference in chipping between the KO2s on the BT and the KO on the Karavan. None on the BT and the usual on the Karavan.
BFG promote the KO2s as having a new anti chipping compound, and I think they've done it.
I think they've fixed the major drawback they had on their ATs.
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 20:25

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 20:25
I have the Toyo At II's 265/65 17's and paid $229 a tyre fitted and balanced and I am pretty happy with them.

They have been on all on road and off road conditions from hard to wet. Don't know what they are like in real mud but in hard country and climbs they were fine.

Towing they are wearing a little quickly for me but I will wait and see after around 30 to 40 thousand k.

They are quiet enough, except they tend to sing a bit on certain bitumen surfaces.

Wish I could buy truck double coin tyres to fit the Ranger, that would give me some really big K's before I needed new tyres.

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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:36

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:36
Thanks Eagle, Im going to give Toyo a go.Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 21:50

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 21:50
G'day Uppy,

I've been running a set of Toyo Open Country MTs for the last 2 years.
They've done 90,000 kms for 6 tyres with very little problem, just two stakings which would have damaged any tyre but both repaitrs were simple.

They're quiet and handle well in all conditions.
They've been to the Gulf twice, the Simpson, SA mud, Western Qld gibbers and bitumen.

I'm impressed with the quality.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:38

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:38
Thanks Steve, I`m going to give them a go
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Reply By: Member - Trevor_H - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 23:19

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 23:19
Additional to Phil G (above)Tyresales.com.au have TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T 2 265/65R17 120R at $323 buy 3 get 4th free...equates to $242.25 ea.
Good value if you only need 4....Put the best of your current as the spare. Additional perk is the 12 month free puncture repair of any tyre on the car by NRMA or equivalent. They freight to a fitter near you.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:41

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:41
Thanks Trevor, that is extactly what I`m going to do. $310 per tyre .
Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 07:52

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 07:52
I have them, they are only about 8000km old, if that. They are great and appear to wear well. They're not aggressive AT's though if that is what you are looking for.

One concern I had was that they are only 2 ply sidewalls. They do get great reports and are looking good.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:44

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:44
BooBook I`ll mainly be on gravel roads .Thanks for the advice Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Lurchwa - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 18:19

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 18:19
I had a set of them 265/70/17 fitted recently.
Very happy so far but have only done a couple of thousand k's with them.
Paid around 300 each from memory

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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:47

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:47
Thanks Lurchwa , That`s around what I`m paying .Running them on a 4.8 Patrol.
Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Graeme - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:15

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:15
I have had now for about a year and 15000 k on Toyo Open Country HT 255/55/19 on the D4 and have found them excellent in both wet and dry with no noise on most surfaces.
I have a second set of wheels which are currently shod with Cooper Zeons, but are reaching replacement. Hopefully I can get the Toyo AT in that size soon as I am leaning that way.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:49

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 19:49
Thanks Graeme ,I`m going to give them a go .Cheers Uppy
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Reply By: 08crd - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 22:33

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 22:33
November is an interesting time to travel W.A, the Kimberley is in the wet season, the rest of the state is hot and dry.
I use Hankook Dynapro RF10's and find them brilliant, my experience of Toyo, was they punctured too readily. But that may have been bad luck and it was a long time ago.
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 16:31

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 16:31
Know in past guys who did the Australasian safari held in WA until 2014 used toyo mt for survey & course cars for 3-4 years without any problems. Prior they tried every other brand before with many failures until one competitor who had done Dakar rally (held in South America continent) told them get onto these tires, never looked back.

original set were retired just in case prior to 2014 last event to be used on a pastoral paddock basher and still going strong 1 year later
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