Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles? - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
PSN Veteran
 
Firehunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeast OR
Posts: 1,007
Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

That's what my local Les Schwab tire store just told me.

I have stock 16x7 wheels, have always run 285/75's on them but decided to try 255/85's this last time to have the slightly taller and skinnier tire that was actually recommended for a 7" wide wheel. In the 255 size I came up with Toyo M/T, Toyo M-55, and BFG KM2 as options - these are all E rated tires. There are more options in this size but they are all D rated. I went with the Toyo M/T's because people had raved about how well they work and how long they last. I just went down to the store and had them measure the depth and they came up with 9/32 left. They have 19/32 when new. These tires have 10,336 miles on them. The guy then told me that they were half worn down and I then asked him if he wore his own personal tires to 0/32? Of course he said no and he would change them out at 2 or 3/32 left. That means I have 6/32 left which puts me on a schedule to have to change them out at 16,000 miles.

W-T-F?

On edit: For background the same store replaced all four ball joints and aligned the front end at the same time the tires got put on. The alignment seems good and the tires are wearing evenly.

2000 F350 PSD, 4X4, CC, LB, 6-speed/ PHP Tuning /1.0 Turbo (no wastegate) with WW/ 4" turbo back exhaust/ AIS Intake with fender sleeve/ Isspro EV gauges/

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Firehunter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:41 PM
AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
 
imelmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 13,955
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

Weird. Wonder if they've changed something. I used to abuse the crap outta mine and they still lasted at least 30,000.

.

EMPIRE DIESEL, PERFORMANCE TRUCK PRODUCTS, CEN-TEX DIESEL PERFORMANCE, AND DIESEL INNOVATIONS

ALSO LOTS OF HELP FROM (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER) TWISTED DIESEL PERFORMANCE, FCDP, ITP, MATT WITH GEARHEAD, ERIC WITH INNOVATIVE, DOUG WITH GOGO DIESEL, CASS WITH FULL FORCE DIESEL, AND SWAMP'S

2005 F350 Fat-Butt Truck
2004 ECSB Procharged F250
imelmo is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:43 PM
A Ghost these days...
 
farm boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alvin, Texas
Posts: 2,434
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

I would definatly fight for part of my money back once they are worn out. You have documentation of when they were put on from your tire shop. That sucks non the less.

I've gotten more miles than that out of a set of TSL Super Swampers I once had.

2002 F-250 4X4 Flatbed

~Cryo'd Forged Rods ~Comp 910's ~DI Push Rods ~ARP Studs ~IH Up-pipes ~GTP38R/1.15 ~238/80's ~Fuelab ~Built Auto ~Matt's Tunes ~Water Inj. ~Gooseneck Brand Flatbed

Rockin' Out with some help from: Alpine / Rockford Fosgate / Memphis / Infinity
farm boy is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:51 PM
6Leaker
 
jdc753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norton, MA
Posts: 6,719
Send a message via AIM to jdc753
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

Hope I don't get in the same boat. Just put on a set of 35x12.50 toyo m/t's only got about 200 miles on them so far.

Are you always running heavily loaded or something? What's the tire pressure your running?

I thought it was bad to only get 41k out of my nitto terra grapplers. I coulda got at least another 5k out of them if they wore evenly though, but the passenger side chewed them up.

2005 F350 Crew Cab Long bed
6.0L / Auto 4x4
SCT X3 5" Magnaflow
4" RCD lift, a bunch of stereo gear and a computer
jdc753 is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
PSN Veteran
 
Firehunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southeast OR
Posts: 1,007
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdc753 View Post
Are you always running heavily loaded or something? What's the tire pressure your running?
Not at all! I have towed with these tires but only ~2,000 miles out of the 10,000 that are on them and most of that was only pulling ~6K. 500 miles of that was pulling 11K. They have been on pavement for 70% of the time and the rest is driving on forest roads, muddy lake beds, and 2-12" snow. The tires were put on exactly one year ago.

I run 50psi in the fronts, 36psi in the rears (empty), and anywhere from 50-70 in the rears when loaded or towing. The tires are wearing evenly and the same store has rotated and balanced them twice.

Too damn expensive to keep this up!

2000 F350 PSD, 4X4, CC, LB, 6-speed/ PHP Tuning /1.0 Turbo (no wastegate) with WW/ 4" turbo back exhaust/ AIS Intake with fender sleeve/ Isspro EV gauges/

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Firehunter is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:13 PM
6Leaker
 
jdc753's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norton, MA
Posts: 6,719
Send a message via AIM to jdc753
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Firehunter View Post
Too damn expensive to keep this up!
I agree totally, I thought it was bad enough getting 40k out of a $240(ea) tire, from what I have read here, and what the shop owner who sold them to me (who has run them a few times on his own truck) said I would get more than 40k out of the Toyo's (at $325ea) I hope to get at least 50-60k out of these once I get the front end aligned nicely so it doesn't chew up the passenger side tire again.

2005 F350 Crew Cab Long bed
6.0L / Auto 4x4
SCT X3 5" Magnaflow
4" RCD lift, a bunch of stereo gear and a computer
jdc753 is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:24 PM
Davey B
 
davey99ps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mukwonago, Wi
Posts: 930
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

I'd be pi$$ed if i only got 16000mi out of a set of m/t's

95 CCLB- 238/100s, H2E, termy t500, wipe out pushrods, comp 910s, mbrp exhaust, bdp tunes, and 8" lift
99 ex cab - Rolled 3/10/10
davey99ps is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:29 PM
The Oracle
 
BigRed97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saugus MA
Posts: 2,777
Send a message via AIM to BigRed97
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

thats really odd.
i had 55k ish on my old toyo mts when i sold the truck and they still had another 5-10k left on em

i just got another set for my 99..only about 500 mile on them so far

CCLB with some stuff done .....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BigRed97 is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 10:32 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Layson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 3,432
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

I have heard of a couple others with issues as well. I have not had a problem. First set had 55k and and still at least 10k left. Now I am on my next set...
Layson is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 11:01 PM
Lost Cause
 
Betaracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 896
Re: Toyo M/T's only last 16K miles?

I would say it has to do with the tire's width. Most of the longer lasting sizes are wide and distribute the load over a greater surface area.

2016 F-350, FX4, CCLB, 6.7PSD, 7" OUO/ICON/FOX lift, 38x13.50-18 Toyo MT
Betaracer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome