Titan7 Tacoma AK1 Wheels & Toyo Open Country A/T III Tires


Ignore the internet opinion machine of what “should work” YMMV.  As you would expect with a tire that’s an inch more in diameter its pushed out an inch more towards the fender flare and we measured some various points in the middle and top of the tread on the sidewall and have pushed the tire about ¾” away from the body of the vehicle.  

Here’s the fender flare tab that was rubbing the rear on the passenger side. This area rubbed less than our driver’s side splash shield that we address in the video at the end.
On the driver’s side you can see how close the tab is to the new tire.
We used a razor knife to trim the tab which provided the clearance we needed to stop the rubbing noises.


We’re hitting the low fuel light warning about 20 miles earlier than we used to but this has more to do with our speedometer needing to be re-calibrated.  Pumping the numbers through a speedometer calculator with our tire change it shows that our speedometer is about 3% off what it should show and this lines up perfectly with the usual 350 miles we usually average on a tank of fuel.  

For our shakedown run, we aired down. For those that aren’t familiar, this tire rapid deflator has a two-step valve that attaches to the valve stem and removes the core. Deflation can be controlled with the gauge to set the desired tire pressure. When the desired pressure is reached you can screw the core back in. Tyler told me I had to do the other three tires myself.


  1. I went from Nitto Ridge Grapplers to the tToyo A/T III’s on my 2017 Ram 2500 CTD about a year ago. The Toyo’s have noticeably softer sidewalls (I drive my truck like my Subaru Legacy…or at least I try too) and they do make more noise but they seem to be wearing much better (I frequently tow close to or over the trucks rating) and have better traction in the limited offroad excursion the truck sees. I have no complaints with the Nitto’s but I’ve also been very happy with Toyo’s!

  2. I’m running 16” SCS F5s with (stock size) Michelin ltx m/s in 265/65-r16 on my 14’ taco and love the setup. Wheels are around 17.5lbs and tires around 37 iirc. Michelins are quieter and grippier on the street than my previous KO2s and weigh less. They work great off road in mud and sand when aired out. Haven’t tried Toyos but heard they wear out quickly.

    1. It looks like you’re definitely seeing the benefits of only going as large as you need (16 inches) which is a great way to keep the rolling weight down. I have yet to be disappointed by a Michelin tire I’ve purchased.

      As far as the Toyo’s wear time will tell but after the many reviews I’ve read many people seem happy with the longevity.

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