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Toyo Open Country A/T Plus

Hello everyone,

Considering buying 5 Toyo Open Country A/T Plus 255/55R18 for my '04 V10.

What will I use them for? 80% highway, summer, in Switzerland. HOWEVER, I will do a big trip through Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus this summer which makes me want good, strong tires with which I can potentially go off-road.

Pro's: relatively cheap
Con's: fuel consumption?

Anyone got any experience with them? Does anyone know what the difference is between the A/T Plus and the A/T II?

Thanks!
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Hello everyone,



Considering buying 5 Toyo Open Country A/T Plus 255/55R18 for my '04 V10.



What will I use them for? 80% highway, summer, in Switzerland. HOWEVER, I will do a big trip through Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus this summer which makes me want good, strong tires with which I can potentially go off-road.



Pro's: relatively cheap

Con's: fuel consumption?



Anyone got any experience with them? Does anyone know what the difference is between the A/T Plus and the A/T II?



Thanks!


Iím not familiar with the A/T Plus. But, I can tell you that the A/T II is a fantastic tire. Itís one of the more heavy duty tires around with sizing for the Touareg. For a tire with a somewhat aggressive tread pattern it is very quiet. And, theyíve performed flawlessly for me through deep sharp rocks, and aired down to 17/18 psi to take on the baby powder sand beaches on the south shore of Long Island.


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Diggin the Wolfsburg center caps. Nice!
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They look great! Did you notice a significance difference in MPG?
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Thanks, N8. A little bit of a pain in the tush to get the caps fitted considering they were a bit smaller than the stock center caps. But, nothing a little electrical tape, and epoxy couldnít fix. lol

And, thanks, VD. No. Not a tremendous difference. Itís definitely not what it was with the stock 19s. But, still very much in the same ball park.




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I got the open county H/T two years ago.. Not a bad tire, it is heavy duty but poor performance in wet conditions...

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If you have access to Cooper tires, try the At3. Fantastic tire, great on road and off.

Great through snow as well. Never an issue with these tires on anything. Make sure if you do get these you go for the LT version of the size you want.

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If you're 80% highway and might potentially go offroad I'm guessing you mean off-road as in roads that aren't paved.

IMO any of the AT choices are probably not the best choice if its on a vehicle that spends the vast majority of its time driving around at highway speeds. They can be loud and the don't necessarily have the best handling characteristics. You might consider something like a Conti DWS which gives you all weather traction, does OK on simple offroad and is outstanding on highway and gives outstanding handling.

AT makes sense if you're rock crawling or spending your time on sand/mud. If this is the case then I'm personally a big fan of the Toyos or the Coopers mentioned in previous posts.

Just my opinion, I'm not knocking anyone choosing to go with AT tires.
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If you're 80% highway and might potentially go offroad I'm guessing you mean off-road as in roads that aren't paved.



IMO any of the AT choices are probably not the best choice if its on a vehicle that spends the vast majority of its time driving around at highway speeds. They can be loud and the don't necessarily have the best handling characteristics. You might consider something like a Conti DWS which gives you all weather traction, does OK on simple offroad and is outstanding on highway and gives outstanding handling.



AT makes sense if you're rock crawling or spending your time on sand/mud. If this is the case then I'm personally a big fan of the Toyos or the Coopers mentioned in previous posts.



Just my opinion, I'm not knocking anyone choosing to go with AT tires.


I fully agree. The Conti DWS is an amazing tire.


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