Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX 285/75R16 tread wear

Cooper Tires’ Discoverer S/T MAXX has been my favorite commercial traction/hybrid tread design since its introduction. I have experimented with four sizes on four different truck platforms, and suggested them to many friends and acquaintances. Two of my four-wheel-drives are still running the S/T MAXX, including the built, 2006 V-8 Toyota 4Runner with 4.88:1 gears in this video.  After a … Read More

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          

Traction Tire Preview Prelude

For several years I’ve been a fan of what are often called aggressive all-terrain tires. Labels and classifications can be difficult, sometimes neither descriptive nor adequate as there is much crossover, gray-area, and blurred lines with tread designs. These tires are not as open as a mud tire, but offer much more void than the typical all-terrain or all-season tire. Current examples … Read More