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

Toyo Introduces Load Range F Light Truck Tires

Link: Toyo LR ~F~ 1,700 Mile Evaluation New ***load range F*** flotation sizes in the Toyo Open County M/T, R/T, and A/T II tire lines! This is big news! Torque and power ratings continue climbing in new heavy-duty pickups, which are capable of hauling and pulling massive loads. RoadTraveler.net will be reviewing a set as soon as possible.  

Traction Tires from the 2016 SEMA Show

A few tires that got my attention at the 2016 SEMA Show. Cooper STT PRO 40” We really live in a super-sized America, maybe world? Tires that would have been almost monster truck worthy a few decades ago are now produced in highway-rated, easy to balance radial designs. Cooper introduced their fantastically rugged, yet tame on-road, Discoverer STT PRO in a … Read More

Mastercraft Courser CXT

Mastercraft Courser CXT  Commercial Traction Most light-truck tires are welcome in my garage, from tame all-terrains to the impressively streetable modern mudder. However, I have a strong preference for rubber that fit neither category, those that intentionally blur the lines of distinction, finding their own focus. Known by their traditional name, commercial traction tires, or aggressive all-terrains, hybrid, or the … Read More