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Some tires such as this Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial and the BFGoodrich Krawler T/AKX, Goodyear SilentArmor and DuraTrac have an additional lip near the bead that protects the wheel (arrow). Typically, this is a thick section of rubber that is added so that debris will hit the tire first to offer some shielding to the wheel.