Got mine from treadepot.com - five of them for $1173 shipped. Took about 5 business days to get here after I ordered them.
I'm running them on 70 Series Land Cruiser steel wheels with NO weights. Just added 8 oz. per tire of "off-road" Dyna Beads from Innovative Balancing. I just had them put on the truck today so no long-term impressions yet, but they are as smooth at 75 mph as my Bridgestone Revos were. I don't know if the tires are that balanced right out of the box or if the Dyna Beads are just that good, but I'm pretty impressed.
1) They are surprisingly quiet! I know everybody says that, but they honestly don't sound any different at highway speeds than my Revos did... but then my FJ80 has a lot of wind noise.
2) Steering is very noticeably more responsive - scary almost, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Not sure if it's because the tires are firmer, more air pressure, skinnier or what. the tire shop put 65 lbs in the tires just before my highway test drive and I have 54 lbs in them now after doing the "chalk test" to get to the pressure where the tread is flat on the pavement. I was running 40 lbs in my "E" load range LT265/75R16 Revos. I may go down a little more with these Toyos, but I doubt I'll go all the way back down to 40 lbs for everyday driving.
3) Braking is a little less responsive, which I assume is due to the 4 lbs more tire weight than the Revos as well as the larger diameter. Also, when you come to a complete stop, you can kind of feel the treads on the pavement. I'm guessing this is normal for a mud terrain... I've never had mud terrains before, so I don't know.
4) I'm probably one of the few people that thinks Toyo M/T's are ugly... but they are not nearly as ugly in person as they look in photos on the net!
Here are a few photos:
8-14-08 Just a small update: I dumped some more pressure so I ended up with 48 lbs cold in both the front and the rear. After driving over some chalky "caliche" and then looking at where the tread was white, I'm guessing this will be about right for my truck. Tires seem to stick to the pavement a lot better than they did at 65 lbs - I was probably rolling down the highway on the middle two rows of tread yesterday! We'll see what happens this afternoon at 70 mph for two hours with it 100 degrees out there.
Last edited by ashooter; 08-14-2008 at 12:44 PM.
'92 FJ80, 3F-E Grrrrrrrrrrrrr, 464 Beige, flareless, 255/85R16 Toyo M-55's on 70 Series steelies, OME 861/862... dubbed "Old Suzy" by my 3-year old.