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Thread: Toyo MT 255/85R16 (and comparison pics)

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    Default Toyo MT 255/85R16 (and comparison pics)

    I never thought it would happen. I thought there was not enough market demand. But Toyo has introduced their popular Open Country MT in the LT255/85R16 size. I have half joked in the past that if Toyo ever offered this tire in a 255/85 I would buy two sets. Toyo has also introduced LT235/85R16 and LT245/75R16 sizes of the Open Country MT.

    The Toyo MT 255s are so new they are not listed on Toyo's website. There is a possibility that these tires are a Les Schwab Tires exclusive, though I'm from from certain about this. After learning that these tires were available from Les Schwab last week I began talking with Toyo marketing/PR regarding obtaining a set for for a magazine article. It looked promising, but after a week I was informed that currently Les Schwab has all stock in the 255/85 size. I did call another local independent Toyo dealer who checked and said he would be able to order them but that it would take a couple weeks? His price was very similar to the discounted price Les Schwab offered me. This will all shake out in the next few weeks or months. Regardless of who has them currently these tires are out there and for sale if you can find them.

    I have been an occasional fan of Toyo MT in the past because of it's rugged construction and high quality. Low noise for an aggressive tread, usually taking little weight to balance, three ply sidewalls, seven ply tread and massive sidewall lugs make this a serious tire. The potential negatives have been weight, cost, stiffness and the sizes offered.

    The only 16-in. sizes available that worked for my applications in the past were 265/75R16 and 285/75R16. Both are load range E tires. The 285s rode better because of their taller sidewalls but were too wide for me, and the 265s were too short (I much prefer 33s over 32s for my rigs). I recently sold the 265s to a friend and I sold the 285s with my '05 Rubicon over a year ago.

    Since the Toyo MT 255/85 is a new offering in a size that has disproportionate popularity on this site, I thought it would be helpful and interesting to share some photos of this new 255/85 tire next to a few others of the same size, as well as the Toyo MT in 285/75R16 & 265/75R16.

    Specifications According to Toyo:

    -Overall Diameter: 33.5
    -Overall Width: 10.2
    -Static Loaded Radius: 15.6
    -Acceptable wheels sizes: 6.5-8.0 (7.0 used for measurements)
    -Tread Depth: 19/32
    -Revolutions per mile: 619
    -Weight: 60-lbs
    -Speed Rating: P-93-mph
    -Load Range E: 3415-lbs @ 80-psi

    Toyo MT & Maxxis Bighorn MT 255/85R16 Unmounted



    Toyo Mt & Bighorn MT 255 Close Up



    Toyo MT & Dean (Cooper brand) SXT MT 255/85R16 Unmounted



    Cooper ST & Toyo MT 255/85R16



    BFG MT & Toyo MT 255/85R16




    Toyo MT 285/75R16 & 255/85R16



    Toyo MT 265/75R16, 255/85R16, 285/75R16

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    Picture of the Sidewalls LT255/85R16

    BFG MT KM 255/85R16



    Cooper ST 255/85R16



    Maxxis Bighorn MT 255



    Toyo MT 255/85


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    Talking Another great tire.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    I never thought it would happen.
    The tire junkie strikes again! Well done and documented as usual.
    I wonder if they will show up in Canada?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    The potential negatives have been weight, cost, stiffness and the sizes offered.
    For the sake of comparison, do you have the the weight of the Bighorns, Coopers and BFG tires in the 255/85R16?

    So when will the Mall Crawler get a new set of shoes?

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    Default Weights

    P, ask and you shall receive ☺

    Toyo MT 255/85R16E 60-lbs
    Toyo MT 265/75R16E 58-lbs (edited to 58-not 60-lbs)
    Toyo MT 285/75R16E 68-lbs

    Maxxis Bighorn MT 255/85R16D 57-lbs

    Maxxis Bravo At 255/85R16D 58-lbs (3-ply sidewall, no picture here)

    BFG MT KM 255/85R16D 51-lbs

    Cooper ST 255/85R16D 49-lbs
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    This is GREAT news... I almost ordered a set of 285's this week.... I am going to try and get a set ASAP... any chance you have a part number available????
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    Do you know what a ballpark price is on these? I picked up my 255/85 Bighorns for $524, i'd imagine these would be more.
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    This should do it.

    The set I photographed were made in Japan, not in Georgia, USA.



    Quote Originally Posted by nruller
    This is GREAT news... I almost ordered a set of 285's this week.... I am going to try and get a set ASAP... any chance you have a part number available????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    This should do it.

    The set I photographed were made in Japan, not in Georgia, USA.

    I guess that means I am paying duty...

    I wonder how difficult it will be to find these from other Toyo dealers...
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    The Toyos are much more expensive than Maxxis Bighorns.

    I can't find my notes but my memory is close. Retail price at my local Les Schwab for one LT255/85R16 Toyo MT before May 1 was $280.00. May 1 Toyo/Les had a 5% price increase, making the tire 294.00 each.

    I can get them for 10% less than retail at my local store. I also checked another small local Toyo dealer earlier this week and he said he could order them and his mounted and balanced price would be about $270.00 each.

    Quote Originally Posted by CYi5
    Do you know what a ballpark price is on these? I picked up my 255/85 Bighorns for $524, i'd imagine these would be more.

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    Thumbs up Weight matters...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline
    P, ask and you shall receive ☺

    Toyo MT 255/85R16E 60-lbs
    Toyo MT 265/75R16E 60-lbs
    Toyo MT 285/75R16E 68-lbs
    Maxxis Bighorn MT 255/85R16D 57-lbs
    Maxxis Bravo At 255/85R16D 58-lbs (3-ply sidewall, no picture here)
    BFG MT KM 255/85R16D 51-lbs
    Cooper ST 255/85R16D 49-lbs
    Much appreciated sir, I knew you would have this information. Interesting that these are approx. 10 lbs heavier per tire than the BFG and Cooper tires. That is quite a bit heavier.

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