CYPRESS, Calif. (Nov.7, 2005) — Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. said it is raising the bar in the low-profile passenger tire market with the introduction of two 24-inch sizes for its Proxes 4 ultra-high performance tire.
The Cypress-based tire maker is offering sizes 255/30R24 and 275/30R24, which it said are ideal for even or stagger fitments.
Calling the 24-inch tires a “technological breakthrough,” the company said they are a result of a “Generation S” silica-reinforced tread-compound working in concert with Toyo's T-Mode Design Technology. The Proxes 4 features a unidirectional “W-shaped” tread design with a curved center rib to help channel water, Toyo said.
Via its DSOC II (Dynamic Simulation Optimized Contact) computer technology, Toyo said it developed a five-variable pitch tread design to reduce tread noise caused by harmonics during operation on various road surfaces. A hard bead filler compound integrated with two full-width steel belts produces a precise steering response, yet maintains a manageable ride, the company added.
More information on Toyo's Proxes 4 line-up is available at www. toyo.com.