The ALL NEW Toyo Open Country AT3!


– What’s going on, guys? Fuller here from Custom Offsets, and we got a brand new tire for you, and it’s not the Open Country AT II, it’s the all new AT III. So this has been a
highly anticipated tire. We kinda hinted at it. I actually got to see this thing firsthand when I went down to Toyo
and toured their plant, the manufacturing process, all of that, which is actually here
in the United States. So that’s pretty neat,
but Open Country AT III, what’s new, what’s different? Obviously, I had it behind the AT II, and we kinda took a look at the
differences between the two. I was actually able to give
Toyo some input on this. I went down a long, long time ago, saw the first prototypes of this tire, gave them a couple
suggestions for improvement, and it looks like, for the most part, they listened, so that’s good. I was there with a whole bunch
of other industry people, so we all kinda gave them input on what we wanted out of
this new all-terrain tire. So, first things first, yes, this is the
all-terrain in their lineup, so it’s gonna be on the
less aggressive side, but when you’re looking
for the light truck market, this is gonna be probably
the least aggressive, I think, any one of our
customers is probably going to put on their vehicle. The size that I have here
is a pretty tiny one. This is one of the first tires
off the manufacturing floor. They literally drove it up here for us, so we didn’t get to pick
what size to show you, but I think it’s a 265/75r17
or something like that. Yeah, 265/70r17. So, size-wise, don’t worry about that, but as far as tread pattern goes, you’re gonna see a
couple of slight changes. Obviously, this being a smaller tire, the center section looks a bit smaller than the last generation two, but I think, as you blow
this tire up in size, that middle section’s gonna
look comparable as well. One of the big differentiating
factors is kinda this middle S shape that
they got going on here. Rather than being separated on the old tire, it’s now together, so, by having more rubber contact and less of those tread voids, you’re gonna see that this
tire should be quieter on the road, but they still
kept tons of siping on here, so, as far as snow traction
or off-road traction, this thing’s still gonna
be very, very capable. You are gonna see that
it still has features like the stone ejectors
between the tread blocks, and then these little extra pieces that kinda connect them and
dive off of the tread blocks, both now in the center section and on the shoulder blocks,
that’s for added stability. So, if you’re the kind of guy that puts 60,000 miles on in a year, and needs a tire that’s
gonna last that long, this is a good option for you. You can run this thing down the highway, and be perfectly fine with it. The biggest change, visually, that we’re gonna see on
the AT III is gonna be the difference on these outer
shoulder tread blocks here. So these are scalloped out, I believe is the term that they’re using, so it’s kind of like a more aggressive, very blocky style, where the
last ones were kinda cut up, and they had indentations in them that made it look more like a
highway or all-terrain tire. This side wall, the tread blocks, anyway, look almost more similar to
what you’d see on a mud train. Very square and cut off when it comes to the top section of these. And then that kinda brings
me to the side wall as well. These actually have two
different side walls, which is pretty common
for both Nitto and Toyo on various tires in their lineup. Now, the AT is getting that as well. You have a more aggressive side
and a less aggressive side. Both of them, although they
don’t stick out very far, they do have a pattern that makes it look
significantly more aggressive than the last generation AT, which was probably the biggest feedback that we gave to them. We said the guys that
are running out there with the big lifted trucks, and they got massive lift kits, and they’re running
these really wide wheels, but they’re mostly driving on the street, they want an all-terrain
tire, don’t get us wrong, but they want the side wall
to look more like a mud tire ’cause it’s just gonna
fit that build better. So, they listened, and they did that, and I’m super happy to see that. Obviously, we have not had a chance to drive on these yet. Like I said, this is one
of the very first tires, but they launch today, so we’re gonna put these
on the website today, you guys can be the first ones to get access to them and put them on your own vehicle. I’m sure we’re gonna get a
set to demo here very shortly, so we’ll definitely make a
followup video for you on that, but overall, not a ton changed
as far as appearance goes, but a couple of the big factors that make these things
look significantly better. Another thing to mention is that they are three-peak
mountain snowflake rated, so they do pass the standard test for using these things
off-road, and in snow, and in low-traction environments, and I’m very excited to see what we’re gonna do with these things. As far as other information goes on this, since I’m filming the video before it’s actually released, Toyo was very, very secretive and didn’t tell us a whole bunch, but I can tell you that the other feedback I gave to them was that they need to make
this thing for the 24s, the 26s, and they need to make it wide, so that means make a 13 and a half, make a 14 and a half, make a 15 and a half ’cause we want to see these
be able to be put on wheels, and go straight up and
down on the side walls, none of that stretchy stuff, and they were very, very good about listening to what
we had to tell them, so, as soon as we have all
the sizing information, like I said before, we’ll
make that followup video, try these things out,
and give them a shot. Otherwise, if you want to grab a set, we’re gonna have these plus a
million other tires loaded up on the website at customoffsets.com. Peace. (sings) Oh, too much Mountain Dew today. – [Director] All right,
you can leave that there ’cause I need to get some B-roll. Okay? – Good-bye.

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