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12 Crazy Tire Treads from the 2015 SEMA Show

Posted in News on November 4, 2015
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Tires are one of the things any die-hard four-wheeler goes all gooey over. It’s exciting when a tire company unveils a new tread design. Will it work? Will it flop? Is it gimmicky? Is it ugly? Is it cool? Most of those questions are answered after we get our hands on them and put them through their paces in a variety of terrain. But one thing is for sure: it’s fun to gawk.

We dare you to get a flat with these bad boys.
The Cooper Discoverer MTP has big voids and lots of cool mud flinging tech that should help this tire get clean and keep clawing forward. It’s designed exclusively for Discount Tire and America’s Tire, so look for them there.
The AgriTrac II sure wouldn’t be something we’d drive on the street, but it would be more than fun to punish a set of these in the Glamis sand dunes.
The Dick Cepek Extreme Mud Country looks like it’ll bridge that gap between a real working mud-terrain and the civilized street manners of an all-terrain. We’re lining up a full test to find out.
The IronMan All Country M/T sure is blocky, if nothing else.
The Maxxis Razr MT is a fully new pattern from Maxxis and promises things from a chip resistant compound to puncture resistant sidewall construction. We’ll be getting a set for thrash-testing soon.
Maxxis Razr MT.
The Kanati Trail Hog is a bit derivative of a Goodyear tread you may recognize. They’re “snowflake-rated” and pack a three-ply sidewall.
Kanati Trail Hog.
The MT305 by Winrun Tires had some pretty swoopy tread blocks.
Winrun MT305.
Ever heard of Timberland boots, clothing, and other apparel? Now you can have tires to match your snazzy hipster clothes. The tires are built from special high-recyclable materials so when they’re done under your vehicle they can be ground up and made into Timberland boot soles. No – seriously!
There are two Timberland tire tread styles available, but any off-roader would only consider the A/T. It’s a pretty nice looking option.
The Renegade R7 M/T by Radar Tires actually has a motorsports pedigree. Designed with lessons learned from the company’s R5 tire, it has some intelligent tread features.
Stone ejector bars, things to break mud suction, siping, and a three-ply sidewall are just a few of the Radar R7’s party pices.
Raised white letters.
The Goodridge Radial M/T kinda reminds us of an old-school BFG MT from the ’80s or ’90s.
Goodridge Radial M/T.
Goodridge Radial M/T.
Here’s the Radar Renegade Radial R5, which has quite a few podium winds under its belts (pun intended).
Radar Renegade Radial R5.
The Gladiator XComp M/T is sure blocky, if nothing else.
Gladiator XComp M/T.
Gladiator XComp M/T.
If the tread on the Atturo Trail Blade Boss looks just like little folding knives, it’s no coincidence.
Atturo Trail Blade Boss.
Atturo Trail Blade Boss.

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