This is Goodyear's wet skid pad at San Angelo. We were allowed to flog new GM SUVs through the cones to feel the grip the new Goodyears provide in the wet. The Wrangler is certified for "severe snow" use and carries the industry standard mountain/-snowflake symbol molded into its sidewall. This symbol is becoming increasingly valuable as chain control stops become more stringent on stormy mountain passes. Both the Wrangler and the Fortera utilize a tread compound that features a silica blend that maximizes wet traction but doesn't sacrifice treadwear.