Toyo Open Country A/T tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:05
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Good morning (or whatever time it might be) all

I have to put new tyres on the Nissan before too much longer (certainly before the Sept / Oct gathering) and I'm very interested in the Toyo Open Country A/T's in LT construction.

Has anyone used these tyres on a Patrol? And if so what is your opinion of them.

And yes I've done a site search and not a single hit

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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:18

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:18
We had those tyres on our Patrol for about 19000km. I sold them when I wanted some muddies. They did 60-70% on road. No worries off road (nothing too challenging though). They had shown some wear, probably too much - sorry never measured tread depth. I thought they were a fairly honest tyre but poor in mud for sure - 694LT are in the same category and clearly better in mud. Other thing is if you get them, they stand very straight in the wall and early on before rubber softens etc they just dig trenches in sand even at 15psi, so you need a bit of patience. Good luck
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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:21

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:21
Meant to say John, search for "Opat" and then you'll get some hits. Cheers
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:25

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:25
John,

Glorified Highway Tread.

I gave mine the Tijuana Brass after after 20,000 km.

At slightest hint of wet ground they turn into a slick.

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Jim.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:33

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:33
G'day John

Another John has a set of 315's on his Cruiser and suffered only a handful of punctures following me last year...lol

Sending you a MM with his address


Cheers
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:44

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 13:44
Try Toyo M55,s
I used them for many years and many station 4by,s use them. They are a bit expensive - but you only get what you pay for. An excellent all round tyre with good wearing qualities.
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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21
worst tyres i ever had - not 1 trip where they didnt suffer a puncture/torn sidewall/ chipped tread
probabally used them for less than 10,000k - I had to pull tem off they were so bad they were dangerous - likely to leave you stranded with 4 wrecked tyres
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:27

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:27
Had a set of Opats on our Patrol which did in excess of 80,000km and now they are on our 4wd bike trailer.

I however got them in size 235/85/16 on 7 inch trak 2 rims , which widens the cars trak and improves the steering response as well as taking 4kg each of the unsprung weight, and improves the fuel economy about 5% as tyres normally require about 45 psi.

This size is tougher and has a generally harsher ride than standard tyres as it a 10ply rating.

The pattern is not quite as open or grippy as our reference tyre set (Bfg at) , but they have served us well on many long distance trips.

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Reply By: shaneo86 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:01

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:01
trust me i went to the pirellies and real good aye havent had a drama with them real good on the beach and mud did a driving course with them and even the driving instructor said how good they where stoping was with aami driver training they got rated best AT on the market just above cooper "wow" i know
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Reply By: shaneo86 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:05

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:05
http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/reviews/tips/tyres.php
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:19

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:19
Thanks to all for the input - still no closer to any decision now but have abt 5000 left on the OE bridgestones so a decision in the next couple of months me thinks

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