We’ve done an extensive 4×4 Overland experiment where we have taken two brands of the same size tyres and driven them extensively from London the UK to South Africa.
The Toyo was fitted to a long wheel base Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and the BFG fitted to a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado short wheel base.
The terrain so far has consisted of snow, rain, mud, desert sand, rocks and corrugations which has been very hard on the tyres, cars and drivers.
The first comparison would occur with the first puncture which occurred in Nanyuki, Kenya. The Toyo had the fist puncture which was a small nail which slipped between the MT treads.
We’ve taken pictures of the tread and measured them.Both tyres have done around 13000 kms now. The Toyo tyre has been plugged and the spare is on and we’ll take another look in South Africa in about 7000-10000 kms from today.
BFG tyres 255/85RT16 = 12mm tread
Toyo tyres tyres 255/85RT16 = 13mm tread
You’ll also notice that the BFG maintained it’s tread blocks better than the Toyo and looks better at this stage. The road noise on the Toyo are surprisingly low and it’s cost is around 10-20% lower than the BFG’s.