Toyo All-Terrain Tires Buyers’ Guide: Review of Toyo Open Country Tires
January 13, 2023
All Terrain Tires, Toyo
Who Are Toyo Tires?
Originally from Osaka, Japan, Toyo Tires has been selling tires in North America since 1966. The brand has seen tremendous success, particularly among race and sports car enthusiasts, with their ‘Proxes’ tire family, which includes high-performance, UHP, and competition tires.
But the Proxes haven’t been the only defining tires of the brand. In 2003, the Open Country tires hit the market and quickly became supremely popular in trophy truck racing groups. Fast forward two decades and Toyo all-terrain tires are used in motorsports, both on and off the road, and by everyday drivers who want top performance and dependability.
Trying to figure out which Toyo Open Country is which? Or, perhaps more importantly, which is appropriate for your vehicle. This guide looks at Toyo all-terrain tires, their performance, and where best to use each one.
Toyo All-Terrain Tires
Toyo takes all-terrain tires to the next level with an excellent array of highly capable tires to bring you through the trails or trudging along the highway. The Open Country tire line’s versatility, toughness, dependability, and affordability continue to dazzle drivers and rivals alike.
There is a tire in Toyo’s Open Country collection for every tough off-road application, including commercial vehicles. Let’s see what this category has to offer.
Open Country R/T
From the scalloped shoulder lugs to the wide groove shoulders, there are numerous reasons why off-roaders prefer this tire over the industry’s competitors. The Open Country R/T tire is long-lasting and provides an excellent off-road and on-road combination.
With its eye-catching tread pattern designed for your light truck, SUV, or 4×4, the Open Country R/T features a dual sidewall design that lets you pick the look to match your vehicle. But it’s not just for show: its sidewall design and rubber compound also enhance traction and side impact protection.
Huge shoulder blocks provide dynamic off-road traction in mud, sand, or snowy conditions. The R/T’s tread pattern also features stone and mud ejectors to protect it from damage over the rocks.
Its rugged construction makes it suitable for rough terrains, allowing for improved operations throughout the year. Sidewall damage is less likely with the 3-ply polyester construction because the casing prevents slashes and cuts.
Overall, this tire is an excellent choice for drivers who frequently spend their days in rocky, sandy, or muddy terrain and are looking for superior replacements for their truck tires.
Open Country C/T
Next up is the Open Country C/T, an all-terrain light truck and SUV tire with commercial-grade durability and all-season capability. This Toyo model is ideal for work trucks, vans, and SUVs that travel long distances, carry heavy loads and face a wide range of weather and road conditions.
With damage-resistant toughness, an all-terrain tread pattern, and a severe winter-weather rating, the Open Country C/T is the tire that will provide dependable durability and traction both on and off-road, regardless of the season or road conditions. Furthermore, the tire allows for studs to improve traction in deeper snow and ice.
Thanks to its 3-ply polyester construction and improved tread formula, this tire is built to sustain and support the weight of your gear while promising a lengthy tread life.
The tread also enhances performance in winter weather and is resistant to chipping, cutting, and stone drilling.
And, like the rest of the lineup, the C/T has dual sidewall designs, allowing you to choose the look you want while still getting the performance you require.
Open Country A/T II
The Open Country AT II was built for medium to large-sized SUVs, Jeeps, pickup trucks, and crossovers. It’s built to prevent any obstacles drivers find off the beaten paths, provide a longer tire life, and maintain grip while at it.
The sidewall design also provides a quiet ride, making it an excellent choice for everyday street use. The wear-resistant compound combined with a bar tread block design increases tire life and reduces irregular wear. These, along with the polygonal blocks and zigzag siping, contribute to improved dry and snow braking performance.
So, come rain or shine, cold or hot, on or off-road; the Toyo Open Country A/T II will always deliver superb performance.
Open Country A/T III
The Toyo Open Country A/T III raises the bar for the Open Country family of Toyo tires. The A/T III is the most popular all-terrain Toyo tire and one of the most sought-after tires on the market. It is purpose-built for light trucks, CUVs, and SUVs and drivers seeking adventure.
Toyo improved the AT III, making it a better tire than the AT II. The most significant change is in the tread pattern and depth, which has made the AT III a much better off-roader and a much more advanced AT tire in general.
At first, you won’t notice the difference, but as one encounters varying surfaces and speeds, it gets easier to notice the up-gradation.
To reduce tread wear and improve overall traction, the S-shaped tread blocks are closely packed together on the tread with deeper gaps between them.
The AT III features deeper 3D Siping to provide grip on wet terrain and a sidewall design featuring more aggressive blocks than on the AT2 for enhanced protection.
This Toyo tire is backed by a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Get Toyo All-Terrain Tires at Trail Tire Auto Centers
Toyo’s all-terrain family of tires is swiftly emerging as a preferred option for drivers and adventurers alike. Whether you need serious off-roading, a combination of all-terrain capability and highway comfort, or a premium truck/SUV tire to keep you moving, they have you covered.
Here at Trail Tire, you can find great bargains on long-lasting Toyo all-terrain tires for your truck or SUV. Our knowledgeable team of tire professionals can help you choose the best tires for your driving requirements.
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