4WD MODIFICATIONS - TYRES & WHEELS
We haven’t evaluated a set of Toyo Open Country tyres for about 15 years, so it’s long overdue.
Our last test was very successful, until the tyres were three-quarters worn and the tread-base compound didn’t have the wet-road grip that we had become used to. The latest A/T IIs are said to have greatly improved compounds and structure, so we’re keen to evaluate them.
We have only eight test vehicles to do tyre evaluation at Outback Travel Australia, so sometimes there’s a backlog of new tyres we’d like to check out. We now have a spot for a set of Toyo Open Country A/T II tyres, fitted to an OTA Team LandCruiser 200 Series.
The tyres are 285/65R17 size and their duty cycle should be quite demanding. All their kilometres will be on and off road, hauling a JB caravan. The vehicle and caravan are right on GVM and we’ve fitted tyre pressure monitoring to make sure the tyres are always at optimum pressure.
We’ll drop pressure for dirt roads and tracks.
We plan to update this website entry with progress reports throughout 2021.