Toyo wins OE on Ram 1500 Rebel
The Toyo Open Country A/T II, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s best-selling tire, has won the exclusive original fitment on the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel pickup. And the tire's tread even has inspired the look inside the truck's cab.
In announcing the OE fitment, Toyo says the tire's unique tread design is embossed on both the front and rear passenger seats.
“We are proud to have secured this exclusive, high-profile fitment that will grow awareness of the Toyo Tires brand and quality,” says Jim Hawk, president of Toyo's North America OE sales. “The Open Country A/T II is also the perfect complement, enhancing the Ram Rebel’s all-terrain toughness while providing excellent on-road manners.”
Toyo says the Open Country A/T II provides long tread life, exceptional all-season performance, an aggressive tread design and a quiet ride.
A wear-resistant tread compound keeps the tire running longer, while the optimized tread design delivers traction on and off the road, including in rain, mud and snow. Low noise and a comfortable ride are additional features that set it apart from many all-terrain tires. The stylish tread design complements its excellent performance and is known for enhancing the look of trucks and SUVs.
The LT285/70R17 Open Country A/T II tire is built at the Toyo Tires factory in White, Ga. The complete Open Country A/T II lineup includes nearly 100 fitments, ranging from OE replacement to flotation sizes.
The Ram Rebel features an eight-speed automatic transmission, specially valved Bilstein shocks, a 1.0-inch taller ride height, and a choice of either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or the 395 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.
“From its lifted stance and 33-inch Toyo off-road tires, to industry-exclusive interior and exterior design elements, the Ram 1500 Rebel is like nothing else in the half-ton truck segment,” says Bob Hegbloom, CEO and president of the Ram Truck brand, FCA US.