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Toyo Introduces 41 New Car and Truck Tires

May 1, 2008

Forty-One New Passenger Car and Light Truck Tires Have Been Rolled Out by Toyo®

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces it has rolled out forty-one new tires covering everything from economy to premium car drivers, performance car enthusiasts, to highway and hard core applications for light trucks.

Following its successes in drifting and SCCA® National Solo competition (autocross), Toyo’s Proxes® R1R™ will now have nine additional sizes appealing to the high performance purist. The D.O.T.-approved Toyo® Proxes® R888™ has six new sizes, supporting racers in both SPEED World Challenge® and club racing activities across the country. In fact, nearly all of Toyo’s Proxes® products will have new sizes available for a continuing growth in vehicle applications.

A new 275/25R28 Proxes® 4 niche size has been created exclusively for passenger cars (please see Toyo technical bulletin #0180331 at, while a new 305/30R26 Proxes® S/T provides a 26-inch wheel fitment for light trucks and SUVs.

“Toyo continues to be the innovator with new applications and sizes for a broad variety of vehicles, whether cars or light trucks,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We work hard to be responsive to the needs of both our dealers and the consumer, and strive to deliver a premium product true to our company’s reputation for quality.”

The new sizes are listed below by product and include an example of suggested vehicle applications.

For Passenger Cars

Proxes® 4:
An ultra-high performance radial with a W-shaped unidirectional tread design and Toyo’s “Generation S™” silica-reinforced, high grip tread compound for exceptional all-season traction and durability.

Three New Sizes
255/40ZR18 - (BMW M3 ’01-’06, OE rear; Audi A4 ’02-current, plus-size; Lexus SC430 ’02-current, plus-size; Mazdaspeed6 ’06-current, plus-size.)
255/30ZR22 – (BMW 750i & 750Li w/Sport pkg. ’07-current, front plus-size)
275/25ZR28 – (Specialty passenger cars such as Hi-Risers, Donks, Bubbles, Boxes and Rounds – see Toyo technical bulletin #0180331 at

Proxes® T1R:
Toyo’s flagship ultra-high performance radial designed exclusively for high-end sport sedans and coupes. It delivers high-speed stability in both dry and wet conditions with low noise and ride comfort.

Four New Sizes
235/45ZR18 – (Mitsubishi Eclipse GT ’07-current, OE; Chevy Monte Carlo ’01-’07, plus-size; Infiniti G35 Sedan/Front on Coupe, plus-size; Jaguar S-Type Non-Sport/Non-supercharged ’00-current, plus-size; Lexus ES350 ’07-current, plus-size; Nissan Altima ’07-current, plus-size; Saturn Aura ’07-current, plus-size; Toyota Avalon ’07-current, plus-size; Toyota Camry ’07-current, plus-size.)
255/30ZR20 – (BMW 3 Series ’05-current, rear plus-size; BMW 5 Series ’04-current, rear plus-size; Ferrari 599 GTB ’06-current, front plus-size; Infiniti G35, rear plus-size; Mazda RX8, plus-size; Mercedes SL ’01-’07, front plus-size; Nissan 350Z, front plus-size.)
275/35R20 – (Audi A8L W12, OE; BMW 760Li ’03-current, plus-size.)
265/30ZR22 – (Bentley Continental ’03-current, rear plus-size; BMW 7 Series ’02-current, rear plus-size; Ford Mustang ’05-current, rear plus-size; Jaguar XK ’07-current, rear plus-size.)

Proxes® R1R™:
An extreme performance 140 UTQG treadwear tire ideal for aggressive street driving, the street touring category of SCCA® autocross and the street classes at time attacks. It is also an excellent choice for drifting, high performance driving schools and track days.

Nine New Sizes
195/55R15 – (Acura Integra GS-R up to ’00, OE; Honda Civic Si ’99-’00, OE.)
205/50R15 – (Acura Integra ’95-’01, plus-size; Honda Civic ’99-’00, plus-size; Mazda Miata ’98-’02, plus-size.)
205/55R16 – (Acura RSX, OE; BMW 3 Series ’00-current, OE; Honda S2000 ’01-’03, front OE; Porsche Boxter up to ’05, front OE.)
205/50R16 – (Mazda MX-5 ’06-current, OE.)
205/45R16 – (Mazda Miata ’01-’05, OE; Honda Fit ’07 OE.)
235/45R17 – (Audi A4, OE; Audi A3, plus-size; Dodge Neon SRT-4 ’03-’05, plus-size; Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII/IX/RS/MR, OE.)
245/45ZR17 – (Audi A4 up to ’05, plus-size; Audi S4 ’00-’02, plus-size; Audi TT up to ’06, plus-size; Dodge Neon SRT-4 ’00-’05, plus-size.)
245/40ZR17 – (Audi TT ’99-’06, plus-size; BMW 3 Series ’99-’05, plus-size; BMW Z4 ’03-’07, plus-size; Subaru Impreza WRX/STi ’04-’07, plus-size.)
275/40ZR17 – (Chevy Camaro SS & Z28 up to ’02, OE; Ford Mustang Cobra SVT ’03-’04, OE; Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, OE.)

Proxes® R888™:
An R-compound, D.O.T.-approved competition radial that is ideal for road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools.

Six New Sizes for Racing Applications:
205/55R14, 225/50R14, 195/50R15, 195/55R15, 255/50R16, 245/45ZR16.

Toyo Spectrum®:
An economical, all-season, steel-belted radial that delivers long tread life and resists aquaplaning. It offers a smooth, quiet ride and is one of Toyo’s best buys.

Two New Sizes
P225/55R16 – (Ford Mustang ’02-’04, OE.)
P225/55R17 – (Buick LaCrosse CXS, OE; Chrysler 300M up to ’04, OE; Chrysler Concorde Limited up to ’04, OE.)

Versado™ LX: Toyo’s flagship non-directional, asymmetric all-season tire for the luxury car market features the company’s innovative Silent Wall™ design for a quiet and comfortable ride.

Three New Sizes
235/55R17 – (Buick Lucerne ’06-current, OE; Cadillac DTS ’00-current, OE.)
225/45R17 – (Lexus IS250/350 ’06-current, OE; VW New Beetle SE, OE; VW Jetta GLS 1.8T Wagon ’05, OE; VW Passat GLX wagon ’05-’06, OE.)
245/45R17 – (Audi A6 ’06-current, OE; Lexus IS250/350 ’06-current, rear OE; Mercedes E350 ’06-current, OE; Mercedes E500 ’03-current, OE; Volvo S80 V8 AWD ’07-current, OE.)

For Light Trucks and SUVs

Proxes® S/T:
An ultra-high performance sport truck and SUV radial that delivers superb dry handling and all-season performance. Its unidirectional design, coupled with its wide tread and low profile provides an eye-catching appearance.

Two New Sizes
285/40R22 – (BMW X5 ’00-current, plus-size; Chevy Colorado ’04-current, plus-size; GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook ’07-current, plus-size; Mercedes G500 ’99-current, plus-size; Nissan Frontier/Pathfinder/Xterra ’05-current, plus-size; Toyota Tacoma ’05-current, plus-size.)
305/30R26 – (Full Size SUV, plus-size.)

Open Country® H/T:
An all-season highway tire for urban and highway use that delivers excellent all-around handling and stability in both dry and wet conditions. It delivers exceptional mileage along with a smooth, quiet operation throughout the wear range.

Two New Sizes
P245/55R19 – (Toyota Highlander, Toyo OE.)
P235/55R20 – (Nissan Murano, Toyo OE.)

Open Country® A/T:
An M & S rated all terrain dual-purpose tire for exceptional performance both on-and-off the road. Offerings include OE to flotation sizes for pickups and SUVs.

Six New Sizes
P255/70R18 – (Toyota Tundra ’07-’08, OE.)
P265/65R18 – (Cadillac Escalade ’02-current, plus-size & OE; Chevy Silverado 1500 ’07-current, plus-size; GMC Sierra 1500 ’07-current, plus-size; Hummer H3, OE.)
P275/55R20 – (Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 ’07-current, OE; Ford F150 ’06-current, OE; Toyota Tundra ’07-current, OE.)
LT245/70R17 – (Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 ’03-current, OE.)
LT285/55R20 – (Ford F150/F250, plus-size; Chevy Silverado C1500/2500 & K1500/2500, plus-size.)
305/45R22 – (Chevy Tahoe ’03-current, plus-size; Ford Expedition ’05-current, plus-size; Lincoln Navigator ’00-current, plus-size.)
LT275/65R20 – (Ford F250 & F350 Super Duty ’06-’08, plus-size & OE.)

Open Country M/T®:
A mud terrain radial tire that features hook-shaped tread blocks, scalloped shoulder blocks and a high performance cap ply construction for excellent off road traction. A three-ply casing delivers superior handling both on and off-road while it is considered one of the quietest mud terrain tires on the market.

Three New Sizes
LT235/85R16 – (Dodge Ram 3500 ’00-’02, OE; Ford F250 Super Duty up to ’04, OE; Ford F350 Super Duty Dually up to ’04, OE.)
LT245/75R16 – (Full Size Trucks of various makes, OE.)
LT255/85R16 – (Full Size Trucks of various makes, plus-size.)

To learn more about the full line tires from Toyo, and to view the company’s newly updated “Tire Fitment Guide” with more than 21,000 vehicle fitments, log on to

Toyo® manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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Toyota Exhaust Manifold Cracking - Important Updated Information


To the end of the LC Engineering 3RZ header review (, add:

UPDATE 4/30/2008:

"Our part number for the 3RZ header has changed on that header. It is no longer PN 14-1731, it is now PN 1041054."

The corrected part number provided by:
Scott Kelly
Marketing Dept.
LC Engineering"


To the end of the LC Engineering turbo header review (, please add:

UPDATE 4/30/2008:

"In response to this review and other customer feedback, we have re-designed this header several times since this review was first published, and we have eliminated the problems that were present in the early designs, like the poor welds and the wastegate location/design.

The current design and build quality of this header are much improved over the initial release. If you could update your site with that information that would be great."

Scott Kelly
Marketing Dept.
LC Engineering"
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