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Toyo M137 Premium High Performance
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March 27, 2008 – CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA -- Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. introduces the M137 premium high performance steer radial for long haul, over-the-highway applications. This tire is designed to deliver more miles per 32nds to operators driving coast-to-coast.

The M137 is a product of the cutting-edge, Toyo e-balance design technology for commercial truck tires that focuses on a stiffer belt package, stiffer bead construction and optimization through simulation technology. Benefits include improved tire life, improved endurance, improved irregular wear resistance and improved fuel consumption.

A new tread design provides even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface resulting in smooth wear and extended tire life. An innovative casing profile minimizes growth of the tread and maintains a more uniform and flatter tread radius throughout services also improving the tire life.

The M137 also has excellent profile retention as a result of e-balance technology, which reduces strain at the belt and ply turn-up edges. During operation, special cap and base tread compounds reduce heat at the belt edge and excessive heat build-up inside the tire structure. Commercial operators will appreciate the durability in the tire and enhanced retreadability.

Its 15/32nd deep five-rib design is coupled with deep sipes and four straight, multi-pitched grooves for enhanced water drainage and wet traction in challenging weather conditions. Vehicle safety is also improved while tire noise is reduced with the aid of T-Mode, Toyo's computer tire simulation technology.

Available in two sizes, a 295/75R22.5 and a 285/75R24.5, the M137 premium high performance steer radial is the best solution for long haul over-the-road fleets. To learn more about the M137 and the full line of tires available from Toyo, log on to toyo.com. 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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About Toyo:
Toyo has been making tires for more than 60 years and currently stands as the 11th largest manufacturer of its kind in the world. Worldwide Toyo distribution covers the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Asia, Mexico, Canada and Australia.

In the US since 1966, Toyo Tire (USA) Corporation distributes exclusively to independent tire dealers and can be found in approximately 2,000 retail locations nationwide. A loyal dealer and consumer base has contributed to annual sales growing at double-digit rates for six out of the last seven years.

With a focus on premium tires, 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.

The company has created partnerships with many high profile sports and lifestyle organizations such as Ultimate Fighting Championship, the John R. Wooden Classic, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), Championship Off-Road Racing (as seen on NBC) and Sports Car Club of America.