Toyo Open Country R/T Rugged Terrain Tires

This first look video was made immediately after getting this set of Toyo Open Country R/T tires. They have been on our 2017 Ram/Cummins flatbed project for six months. (My first rotation follow-up post was posted here: Toyo R/T LT285/75R18 first rotation) Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Source: Toyo Tires          

No Loss Tire Valve Caps

For many years these No Loss valve caps from Extreme Outback Products have been spinning on my motorcycles, cars, and trucks. They are $15 for a five-pack. I love them! My video tells the story, but more details are available at ExtremeOutback.com. If you order some, tell George that James Langan the RoadTraveler sent you, and that you learned about … Read More

Atturo Trail Blade X/T

My bias against newer, overseas-manufactured tires has prevented any serious consideration of treads from many of the newer players. I prefer to buy from American companies or at least products made in North America, voting with my dollars. However, a local diesel repair shop, Patriot Diesel, told me they liked Atturo as an affordable, good quality truck tire option, so … Read More

Toyo Open Country R/T 285/75R18 first rotation

(First look video was posted here:  Toyo R/T first look) All Toyo Open Country R/T tires in LT-metric sizes start with 16.4/32″ of total tread depth. This video shows the depth after 3,450 miles on a 2017 Ram/Cummins 2500 regular cab, long bed, with a G56 manual transmission. The reward cross pattern was used. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler.net All Rights Reserved. … Read More

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy Tires have been a popular subject in magazines for decades, and forums continually see new threads seeking information and expertise. This is partly because they are expensive. They can also provide dramatic style and performance improvements and are an easy upgrade. With so much talk, it is surprisingly difficult to get unbiased, detailed, … Read More

Load Range F Toyos, a 1,700 mile evaluation

Toyo’s New Load Range ***F*** Open Country Tire Line Backgrounder Torque, horsepower, and tow/haul ratings in our so-called light-trucks have been soaring toward the stratosphere for several years. The competition between the North American diesel pickup manufactures to one-up the other has never been stronger. They have passed the 900 lb-ft barrier and are marching toward the next big hurdle; … Read More