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Old 05-12-2017, 06:45 PM
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Thumbs up Toyo M-55 commercial grade tire review

So the tires arrived yesterday but took the truck in today. When I saw them My jaw just dropped, has a smooth side wall with few lettering , the thread pattern looks aggressive, the sidewalk is freaking thick almost feels as thick as 14 ply tires

Pros:
OK now for the good stuff, overall ride is smooth even smother than the Discovery Cooper tires it replaced, the rear end feels more stable and the sidewalls hardly bow out. The tire quality is impressive with its aggressive thread (lots of meat on the thread as well) sidewalls are impressive and if you haul heavy this tire is for you.

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The only thing I did notice is that the tires make noise not loud like an MT but audible if you don't have the music on. And when you come to a stop you can actually hear them growl other than that I really like the tire. OK report when I stack some miles on them.








 
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Refresh our memory as to why you went with this tire instead of another E rated tire?
 
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Look nice, like a real truck tire. I see that they have the holes, gonna stud 'em for winter?
 
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I was only getting 20-25K out of each set most suffered premature wear due to weight, the sidewalls bulge badly. I also saw the holes for studs but it's something I would never get to use.
 
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Are these more than 10ply? What is the weight rating? How many miles are they warrantied for?
 
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Are these more than 10ply? What is the weight rating? How many miles are they warrantied for?
From what I saw from a very brief search, they are load E rated tires.

Why did you select the 285 instead of the 265? I see that the 265 is roughly $75 more per tire, so that is almost reason enough.

Any clearance issues at full lock either right or left?
 
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Load range (10 ply) 3740 lbs single dual 3415 lbs same as any 10 ply with the exception of the sidewall, these things are thick. I have 55K thread warranty and road hazard warranty for 3 years. Not too bad we will see how they wear over time.
 
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From what I saw from a very brief search, they are load E rated tires.

Why did you select the 285 instead of the 265? I see that the 265 is roughly $75 more per tire, so that is almost reason enough.

Any clearance issues at full lock either right or left?
I like the size looks better than the 265's and no clearance issues either.
 
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M-55=Awesome. Pricey? Yep. Durable? Yep.

Cost per mile is what you should be concerned with. Example: I've had great luck with Cooper. But I recently had poor life with Cooper ATR-3 on a 1500 Ram. Decided to go with Michelin ATX LT2...tire guy, "Dude, those are 300 each. Buddy, I'm about cost per mile.c

Well, I'm coming a 100k on the Michelin...The cost per mile is 1/2 the Cooper tire.
 
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That's what I was after durability. But no one here or any other place had reviews for these tires so why not start one lol...
I've had luck with Toyos my obs has the open country MT and they're so-so wear is more consistent on MT.
 
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{cracking knuckles}

Oh... I have this tee shirt. IF your alignment is really, really good... and IF you are diligent about rotation every 5000 miles... you might see that 55K miles. Those stud holes tell me this is very likely a soft tread. Given the depth of the meat and the brief expected tread wear for all that meat, that is a strong backing for my suspicion.

I was not so lucky with the tire alignment thing when I had tires similar to this... they made it 17K miles. I'm not in any way saying you won't get your money's worth out of your tires. I'm saying not a lot of shops know how to properly align these beast and I suggest you aggressively address the slightest hint of premature or uneven tire wear in the front.

I finally found a shop that knows how to get the nose right, and after 20,000 miles on my Michelins without rotation - not even a whisper of uneven tire wear in the front. I mention this only because it should be known that it can be done. I plan to rotate soon because it's just good practice.
 
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Rich, the reason I know about the Toyo M55 is from ranchers in your neck of the woods. The tread is hard enough to survive running on the rock roads, the sidewall doesn't tear easily either.
 
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@Tugly I've seen people on this very forum go past 55k with there Toyo MT's, My brother did on his 7.3 too. Now that your alignment is dialed you should be fine.

I have over 30k on the Firestone Transforce LT's from a 08+ truck and still have plenty of tread life, rotated them once or twice in my ownership. Next set will be a all terrain or mud terrain tire.
 
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Just for comparison and giggles... that rubber on the MT's has to be softer, at least softer than that on Michelin's.

Tread depth is 18.9/32's for these MT-55's (per Toyo site).

Michelin Defender LTX-MS2's (AT2's are no longer being made) are 13.5/32's
 
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Time for an update, dont drive this truck no more but its still in the fleet, 35k since install and still has 65% thread left, will take pictures when driver comes in for service.
 

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