Toyo Tires® answers the calls of its brand-loyal fans and launches Toyo® Open Country® SxS tires for side-by-side enthusiasts.
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Toyo Tires® announced their first series of tires dedicated to the UTV industry. The Toyo® Open Country® SxS (yes, the “x” is supposed to be lower case) inherits its genealogy from the race-winning Open Country® M/T-R series tires the larger trucks have been running for years.
Toyo® Open Country® SxS Tire Features
- High-grip tread compound and stiff sidewall compound
- Open scalloped shoulder blocks
- Aggressive tread design with hook-shaped blocks
- Mud and stone ejectors
Tread patterns feature a hooked pattern familiar to all off-road racers. The tread pattern wraps the sidewalls for extra grip in the ruts and berms. The tire has already proven itself with wins in the stock UTV class at this year’s NORRA Mexican 1000 race piloted by Team Toyo® racer Bryce Menzies.
Team Toyo® racers expected to be running the new Open Country® SxS tires on their personal UTVs include Andy McMillin, BJ Baldwin, Brandon Arthur, Ken Block, Kyle LeDuc, Robby Gordon, and Tavo Vildosóla.
The Toyo® Open Country® SxS tire will launch in the US with only the 32×9.50R15 size with approved wheel widths of 6-8″. This is a standard load SxS tire with 17.6/32″ tread depth and will not be DOT certified. The Open Country® SxS tire will weigh in at 44 lbs. and should measure 31.8″ inflated.
You can get your hands on the Toyo® Open Country® SxS tire for just over $240 USD through authorized Toyo® dealers such as 4WheelParts. The real world wear patterns and side wall durability remain to be seen until the UTV scene gets the miles under the treads, but with Toyo’s proven track record, we’re expecting these to be a great packed dirt option ready for any trail.