Toyo Open Country M/T Review
Toyo Tires has pushed hard for several decades to establish itself as a leading tire manufacturer and has done so not just with clever marketing, but with excellent product. One such example is the serious off-road performance tire, the Open Country M/T.
- Rugged construction
- Wide selection of sizes
- Off-road grip
- 3-ply sidewall
- Pretty loud
Toyo Open Country M/T Review
Highlights of the Toyo Open Country M/T include it’s overall construction. Made from 3-ply polyester it’s designed to be tough off-road and resist punctures, both in terms of direct contact with the tread surface (between the lugs) and on the sidewall, where many tires are weaker and open to slashes and cuts. As an added benefit, this makeup also gives the tire a natural rigidity so it can hold up to repeatedly being aired up and down, without compromising the sidewalls or the overall life of the tire.
As for the tread itself, the aggressive four row design makes use of hook-shaped blocks that work to dig in to soft surfaces off-road.
On the tire’s shoulder the design of the tread blocks helps give additional grip in everything from mud, to sand to even snow. The big open channels on the shoulder help push out mud and snow and toss it away. It’s important to point out, however, that true winter performance is limited and is acceptable at best.
Deep sipes in the tread help evacuate that snow and mud off-road, and work on-road to dissipate water on asphalt.
The tire’s shoulder design also improves grip in hard turns, with an alternating pattern that can provide stability but also the ability to add an extra level of traction.
If you look closely at the base of the tire you’ll notice small raised ribs. These are stone ejectors and on a mud-terrain tire serve several purposes. Most obviously the work to flex and free-up stones that have been stuck in the tread. These sorts of stones can not only limit grip, but can also lead to uneven wear – especially when the tire is used on-road. On a mud-terrain tire, these stone ejectors work immediately to remove caked-on mud or dirt, allowing the next rotation to be as successful as the first. With a mud-terrain tire, it’s not just about having grip, but about maintaining it.
With sizes ranging from 15-inches to 24-inches and plenty of options in between there’s probably an Open Country M/T for your truck. Designed specifically for popular pickup truck models, fitments are available for half-ton, 3/4/-ton and 1-ton pickups.
What Vehicles Will The Toyo Open Country MT Fit On?
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500
- Dodge Ram
- Ford F250, F350, Ford F-150 Raptor
- Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Nissan Pathfinder, Titan
- Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Highlander, Sequoia
Toyo Open Country MT Price
Pricing for the Toyo Open Country M/T starts at just under $200 an per tire for a 15-inch sizes and goes up to almost $800 per tire for a extra large 24-inch size.
Toyo Open Country MT Warranty
The Open Country M/T comes with a limited warranty as well as a customer satisfaction offer, where Toyo Tires will take back the tires if you’re not satisfied after 500 miles or 45 days.
As for the limited warranty, tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32-inch of wear on the tires, while materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the first 5 years, which includes free replacement for the first 25 percent of wear if there’s an issue. Beyond that, a prorated amount is offered for the remaining tread, down to the last 2/32-inch of tread.
Unlike some tires, no specific milage mileage is a part of the limited warranty. This is normal for mud-terrain tires.
Toyo Open Country MT Sizes
What Ply is the Toyo Open Country MT?
Toyo’s Open Country MT tire is available with numerous ply ratings, including both 6-ply standard options and 10-ply (load E) sizes for heavy duty pickup trucks. The sidewall uses a 3-ply rating for maximum protection against cuts and scrapes that can cause punctures out on the trail or worksite.
Is the Toyo Open Country MT Good in Snow?
Using the same features that are designed to churn through mud, the Open Country MT can dig through deep snow easily. However, it doesn’t feature much siping and the tread will eventually freeze up, limiting its grip, especially in light snow or on clear/cold roads. We’d recommend the Open Country AT III instead if you really need winter grip, knowing that you’re sacrificing some off-road capability, in order to get it.