For over sixty years Toyo Tires has stood for innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service. Toyo Tire has a relatively short but very successful history. It was founded in 1945, when Rikimatsu Tomihisa established the Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. in Japan. In 1966, Toyo Tire became the first Japanese tire manufacturer to establish a subsidiary in the United States. For the first nine years, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) only warehoused and distributed commercial truck tires. Passenger replacement tires were added to the company’s product offerings in 1975. The first Toyo tires manufactured in the United States were commercial tires in the late 1980s.
Toyo Tire has built a strong reputation in the United States. North American tire dealers in Tire Review magazine’s Annual Tire Brand Study have named Toyo tires the #1 Overall Brand numerous time. Toyo’s consumer tires have been voted #1 Overall Brand by North American tire dealers an unprecedented seven times since 2000. Also, since 2002, Toyo’s medium truck tires have received the honor five times.
Toyo Tire has been a big trend setter throughout the late 1990s and into the 21st century. They have become a leader in fitments and dynamic tire applications. As the sport compact tuner market exploded, Toyo Tire responded with low profile, large rim diameter, high-performance tires. Passenger car tire sizes reached 18-inches very quickly. Toyo Tire again set the pace in 2008 when they released the first-ever 26- and 28-inch passenger car tires. Less than a year later they followed it up with a 30-inch passenger car tire.
Toyo Proxes tires deliver world-class performance through technology, advanced design features and unique, attractive tread patterns. The Proxes R888 is ideal for road racing, track days and high-performance driving school. The tire is the next-generation street legal competition tire from Toyo Tires. The tire features a unidirectional v-shaped tread design that gives an increased tread area and limited void space improves dry traction and v-shaped grooves assist with wet traction. The new Proxes TQ is a street legal drag radial that keeps the power to the ground on high horsepower muscle cars and street machines. The tire features a drag radial tread compound that maximizes grip at launch and a dual-purpose asymmetric tread design offers two distinct tread areas that are optimized for track and street use. The Proxes R1R is an extreme performance tire for serious street driving in sports coupes and sedans. The tire features a unidirectional arrowhead tread design that has shallow grooves and a unidirectional pattern to achieve balanced performance between wet and dry conditions. The tire also features multi-width EVAC channels that improve water evacuation and stability control slits that provide resistance to irregular wear while improving dry performance by maintaining block stiffness during aggressive braking. The Proxes T1R is an ultra-high performance tire designed exclusively for high-end sport sedans and coupes. The tire features v-shaped main grooves that disperse water for better wet performance, rigid shoulder rib-bands that improve cornering for exceptional dry performance and reduces irregular wear for a smooth quiet ride, and parallel shoulder slits that help reduce irregular wear. The Proxes 4 is Toyo’s latest all-season, ultra-high performance tire. The tire features a unique “w-shape” tread pattern, an aggressive, modern design that provides a good balance between wet traction and dry performance. The tire also features high angle tread grooves that evacuate water to improve wet traction and a curving center rib which enhances directional stability. The Proxes tire line also includes the Proxes RA1, TQ, FZ4, and TPT.
The durable Open Country A/T offers aggressive wet and snow traction for pickups, vans, and SUVs. The tire features a special wavy sipe arrangement that provides a smooth, comfortable ride and improves snow traction. The tire’s groove bottom siping offers more biting edges for increased traction in the snow. The tire also has an open shoulder which maximizes water evacuation for excellent all-terrain traction and stability.
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