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Off -Road Tires and Wheels For 2014

Posted in Product Reviews on December 16, 2013 Comment (0)
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Off -Road Tires and Wheels For 2014
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Falken

falken tire

The WILDPEAK A/T reinvigorates the all-performance sport-utility and light-truck tire market through its aggressive stance and maximum traction. A symmetric five-rib pattern and rigid block design allows for ultra-durability, exceptional on-road response, and optimized off-road handling.

•Two stiff extra-wide steel belts enable stability, while four wide multi-angled grooves enable maximum water, mud, and snow evacuation
•Biting block edges provide additional, unparalleled traction and control
•The WildPeak a/t is available in 15- to 24-inch applications, up to 37-inch overall diameter

For more information, contact:
Falken Tire
(800) 723-2553
falkentire.com


Toyo

toyo tire

The Toyo Open Country M/T is a mud-and-snow-rated mud terrain radial tire that features hook-shaped tread blocks, scalloped shoulder blocks, and a high-performance cap ply construction for excellent off-road traction.

•A three-ply casing delivers superiorhandling both on- and off-road while addingto the life of the tire
•More than 35 sizes offered with 15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, 20-, and 22-inch rim diameters; metric widths range from 235 to 315mm in 65- to 85-series profiles; flotation sizes range from 10.50 to 15.50 inches, with diameters ranging from 31 to 40 inches
•Computer-aided simulator for Pattern noise (CasPantM) technology, results in the open Country M/t being one of the quietest mud-terrain tires on the market.

For more information, contact:
Toyo Tires
(800) 678-3250
toyotires.com


Dick Cepek

dick cepek tire

The Dick Cepek trail Country is a capable off-road tire that offers confident highway control and wear, and balanced all-season performance. It features the familiar Dick Cepek tread pattern that has proven itself for years, but has been updated for the trail Country to tackle tough offroad terrains while providing superior on-road performance and handling.

•Features a unique five-rib tread design
•Deep, aggressive, multi-dimensional side biters for grip and protection
•Multi-draft grooves for self-cleaning and improved wear
•Proven long-life compound with silica added for superb wet traction uscalloped shoulder lugs for improved off-road traction

For more information, contact:
Dick Cepek
(888) 317-8626
dickcepek.com


BFGoodrich

bfgoodrich tire

The Bfgoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM is designed to deliver aggressive good looks along with serious off-road traction and steering control on slick surfaces, as well as in deep dirt and mud.

• Features an advanced tread compound molded into a symmetric tread pattern, which includes large interlocking center tread blocks and alternating width DiggerLugz
• Computer-optimized, high-void tread design generates less noise than Bfgoodrich's original radial Mud-terrain t/a, and provides a larger and more rectangular footprint to further enhance rock climbing and slick surface traction
• Internal structure includes twin steel belts on top of Bfgoodrich's trigard (three-ply polyester cord idewall plies) construction for strength and durability
• Rim protectors are molded into the lower sidewall to help shelter the tire and wheel from off-road hazards, especially during aired-down situations

For more information, contact:
BFGoodrich Tires
(877) 788-8899
bfgoodrichtires.com


Fuel Off-Road

fuel off road tire

Fuel Off-Road now offers its Mud gripper M/t tire in many popular sizes. The Fuel Mud Gripper M/t is said to offer excellent handling and stability in all conditions and features three-ply sidewalls.

•All of the sizes offer a 10-ply design and an e-load rating
•Sizes range from 33- to 38-inch diameters to fit 17-, 18-, 20-, and 22-inch wheels

For more information, contact:
Fuel Off-Road
fueloffroad.com


Goodyear

goodyear tire

The Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain adventure with Kevlar offers versatile off-road traction in wet, muddy conditions due to its open tread pattern and rugged strength provided by a layer of DuPont Kevlar. Goodyear's Durawall technology helps prevent cuts in the sidewall and the multi-faceted symmetric tread design combines rugged looks with on-road comfort and off-road traction.

•Eligible for a 60,000-mile (95,000km) tread Life Limited Warranty and for the highway auto and Light truck tire replacement Limited Warranty
•Lt sizes include two layers of Kevlar, 30-percent more steel for enhanced toughness, and a severe snow Conditions symbol for winter weather driving
•Offered in standard load sizes for half-ton vehicles and also in Pro-grade Load range e sizes for three-quarter and one-ton pickup trucks, vans, andSUVs that regularly haul or tow heavy loads

For more information, contact:
Goodyear
goodyeartires.com


Mickey Thompson

mickey thompson tire

The new all-terrain Baja atZP3 with PowerPly three-ply sidewalls is Mickey thompson's next-generation, all-terrain tire. the Baja atZP3 combines unique design elements, tire technology and engineering to deliver excellent off-road traction, a quieter ride and superior durability for today's light trucks and 4x4s.

•One of the most progressive all-terrain tires Mickey Thompson has engineered
•An exceptionally rugged off-road tire with a quieter, more responsive ride on the street
•Features an extra-wide footprint and beefy tread blocks for great all-around traction. all sizes feature PowerPly™ three-plysidewall construction
•Offers deep, aggressive sidebiters for improved protection and multi-draft grooves for self-cleaning and improved wear uthe Baja atZP3 is a 2012 SEMA Global Media Award winner

For more information, contact:
Mickey Thompson
(866) 943-6740
mickeythompsontires.com


Pro Comp

pro comp tire

The Pro Comp Xtreme Mt2 features an aggressive open-tread design that was optimized using computer modeling to deliver unsurpassed grip and control without excessive noise. It also delivers improved self-cleaning performance in mud and snow. This high-tech mud tire also features a unique tread rubber compound coupled with silica, which enhances traction on wet roads and inthe cold.

•Tread blocks have a two-step design that provides stability, while improving braking performance and promoting even tread wear
•Alternating scalloped shoulder lugs and the continuous tread pattern on the upper sidewall bite into the dirt, mud, rocks, andtrenches for positive traction
•Utilizes tri-ply construction for maximum cut and puncture resistance in the sidewall
•Features two steel belts and a spiral-wound nylon overwrap to provide superior stability and load-carrying ability at highway speeds
•Tires come standard with a 40,000-mile treadwear warranty–an Industry first Mud terrain treadwear Warranty
•Available in sizes ranging from 31 to 37 inches

For more information, contact:
Pro Comp
(866) 232-0665
procomptires.com

Nitto

nitto tire

The Nitto Trail Grappler M/T is an aggressive and quiet tire that blends the off-road performance of the nitto Mud grappler with the on-road comfort of the Nitto Terra Grappler. It features a three-ply, high turn-up sidewall construction With a thick rubber compound to increase puncture resistance.

•Tread blocks designed to provide additional biting edges for greater lateral stability and enhanced forward traction
•Balanced void ratio and stone ejectors help clear debris from the tread to provide continuous traction
•Two, wide steel belts provide a stable base for the tire and increase tread strength
•Advanced construction provides optimal uniformity and reduces irregular wear
•Reinforced grooves on the outer shoulder block maintain block stiffness to extend the life of the tires

For more information, contact:
Nitto Tire
nittotire.com


Pit Bull

pit bull tire

The Pit Bull Rocker XORr Lt Radial tire is built for the trail but still tame enough for the road. Stepped lugs aid in lateral traction and stability, and aggressive tread block design uses multiple varied independent tread blocks to combine the best of the on- and off-road worlds.

•Features over-the-shoulder lugs and sidewall traction that wrap down the sidewall and add extra strength and traction to the shoulder and sidewall areas
•Highly cut-resistant, puncture-resistant, and heat-resistant
•Large tread blocks provide better stability and enhanced handling at high speeds
•Integrated sidewall protectors help ward off sidewall cuts and abrasions
•Available in 35-, 37-, and 41-inch diameters to fit 15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, and 20-inch wheel sizes

For more information, contact:
Pit Bull Tires
(800) 645-2006
pitbulltires.com


Interco

interco tire

The new Interco SS-M16 is a tire for all seasons. several design features were taken from Interco's best performing all-terrain and mud-terrain tires to create the best performing tire for all driving conditions and terrain.

•The SS-M16 bridges the gap between all-terrain and aggressive off road tires
•Highway friendly and quiet ride
•Available in 31- to 40- inch diameters to fit 15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, 20-, 22-, and 24-inch wheels

For more information, contact:
Interco
intercotire.com


General

general tire

General Tire's Grabber AT2 offers a five-row lug pattern with strategically placed sipes to create many biting edges. The tire also incorporates computer-designed tread elements to prevent heel-and-toe wear that is common with other tires.

•Wide, flat footprint provides maximum ground contact to increase traction
•Bold tread rows are reinforced with tie-bars, which limit the movement of individual tread lugs
•Ply structure and casing technology are designed to be extremely durable
•Available to fit 14- to 20-inch wheel diameters with aspect ratios ranging from 45 to 85
•Available for most light-truck applications

For more information, contact:
General Tire
(800) 847-3349
generaltire.com


TrailReady

trail ready wheel

TrailReady Beadlock Wheels has completed beta-testing of the civilian version of its Dot-compliant dual beadlock wheel. This rugged heavy-duty cast-aluminum wheel shares the features of the proven HD series single beadlock wheel with its exclusive usa manufacturing, cool D-window looks, and lifetime-warranted 3/8-inch 6061 beadlock rings.

•Heavy-duty, cast-aluminum beadlock wheel
•Available in all bolt patterns with backspacing from 3 to 4 inches
•Pressure cast with an extra-thick inside bead
•Features a 6061 t6 aluminum beadlock ring secured with 20 5/16-inch grade 8 bolts
•Precision-machined for countersunk bolts and features a knurled bead surface

For more information, contact:
TrailReady Beadlock Wheels
trbeadlocks.com


American Expedition Vehicles

american expedition vehicle wheel

AEV's savegre wheels are available in 17x8.5 size with 5x5 bolt pattern and 5.2 inches backspacing to fit 2007-and-up Jeep Wrangler JKs. Despite the JK-specific offset, aeV savegre wheels will also fit 1999 to 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee WJs that use a 5x5 bolt pattern.

•Cast from a356/t6 aluminum material
•Three-step painting process includes primer, powdercoat, and clear topcoat
•Features a hub-centric design with recessed valve stems compatible with tire-pressure monitoring systems
•Includes a lifetime structural warranty

For more information, contact:
American Expedition Vehicles
(248) 926-0256
aev-conversions.com


American Force Wheels

american force wheels

American Force Wheels' Super single (SS) Series Independence wheel is made from high-grade, forged 6061 aluminum and is available in mirror polish, flat black, or textured black. the popular Independence design features a clean face and sleekspokes, which exude a luxury look and feel.

•Available in 5- and 6-lug bolt patterns in 20-, 22-, and 24-inch diameters
•Features a hub-centric design to ensure a proper fit for specified vehicles
•SS wheels are also available in other unique designs
•All American Force Super Sngle wheels come complete with center caps and lug nuts

For more information, contact:
American Force Wheels
americanforcewheels.com


Champion Beadlock

champion beadlock wheels

Champion Beadlock offers Ion wheels with C1 beadlock rings. Many beadlock ring styles are available in polished or red-, blue-, black-, or gold-anodized finish.

•Flush-bolt series and rock thrasher beadlock rings also offered
•Black and polished Baja wheels available
•Beadlock conversions also offered
•Many sizes and bolt patterns to fit most 4x4s

For more information, contact:
Champion Beadlock
(951) 471-2183
cwibeadlock.com


Fuel Off-Road

fuel off road wheel

The Anza is available in a two-tone matte black with an anthracite simulated beadlock ring or anthracite with the matte black simulated beadlock ring. the first of the anzas will be available in17x8.5, with more sizes available in 2014.

•One-piece wheel offered in 17x8.5 size with 4.5 inch backspacing

•Available in 5- and 6-lug bolt patterns

For more information, contact:
Fuel Off-Road
fueloffroad.com


National Tire & Wheel

national tire and wheel wheel

National Tire & Wheel offers its heavy-duty eaton Beadlock wheel. The steel wheel features a 32-bolt beadlock ring and is availablewith a black powdercoat finish.

•Heavy-duty 32-bolt beadlock
•Available in 15x8, 15x10, 15x12, and 15x14 sizes
•Available in most 5-, 6-, and 8-lug patterns
•Custom backspacing available

For more information, contact:
National Tire & Wheel
(800) 847-3287
ntwonline.com


Method

method wheel

The Mr305 nV from Method race Wheels is the company’s newest simulated beadlock wheel following the highly successful Double standard. The nV is available in matte black or matte black with a machined face (shown).

•Available in 16- to 20-inch diameters with applications for most trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs

For more information, contact:
Method Race Wheels
methodracewheels.com

Mickey Thompson

mickey thompson wheel

The new Sidebiter II Wheel is one of several new additions to Mickey thompson’s impressive wheel line. This tough, stylish wheel features the signature sidebiter styling, a durable satin-black finish, a seven-spoke design, and a new pop-top center with embossed center cap featuring the Mickey Thompson logo.

•Available in popular 15-, 16-, 17-, and 20-inch diameters
•The new sidebiter II has a high load rating, a lifetime limited warranty for structural defects, and a one-year warranty on the finish
•Specially designed for Jeeps, trucks, and 4x4s, the sidebiter II is available for 20 popular fitments

For more information, contact:
Mickey Thompson
(866) 943-6740
mickeythompsontires.com


KMC Wheels

kmc wheel

The new KMC XD Series Rockstar II wheel features innovative bolt-on accent pieces, which allow owners to customize each wheel. You can choose stand-off spokes to give a flush appearance to the face or remove them for a reversed deep-dish style. The removable pieces can also be painted to further customize the wheel’s appearance.

•Five-spoke, one-piece, cast-aluminum wheel
•Angled spokes radiate from a floating center that features the iconic star
•The XD811 wheel is offered in sizes ranging from 17 to 24 inches in diameter
•Offered in satin black finish with satin black accent pieces

For more information, contact:
KMC Wheels
kmcwheels.com


Trail-Gear

trail gear wheel

Creeper Locks are Trail-Gear’s very own, super-strong, heavy-duty wheels. They look great and come at an affordable price. Creeper Lock Wheels now come with Trail-Gear’s new Sectional Beadlock Rings. These offer a variety of advantages over a traditional single beadlock ring, including an interlocking design, increased material thickness, and deeper recesses for the bolt heads.

•Made from a solid piece of aluminum
•Creeper Locks 17x9 wheels are available in 5-, 6-, and 8-lug bolt patterns with backspacing of 3.75, 4.25, or 5.00 inches
•Each wheel weighs a whopping 45-pounds with locking ring and hardware
•Cast with the inner beadlock as part of the wheel
•All 24 bolt holes have steel Time-Serts installed to prevent the bolts from galling
•Drop-down inner lip centers tire onto wheel during mounting

For more information, contact:
Trail-Gear
trail-gear.com


Interco Wheels

interco wheel

The Interco Birddog wheel was engineered specifically for sportsmen and trail enthusiasts. It incorporates a smooth, finely machined surface and a tapered contoured self-cleaning face. The tough, durable black finish protects the wheel against corrosion.

•Features an advanced bead seat retention system to combat low-pressure and extreme-deflation situations that may pop the bead and result in tire deflation
•Unique abrasion ring takes the abuse from the tire in rockcrawling situations and incorporates wear indicators to show when the integrity of the wheel has been compromised
•Provides easy lug nut access for oversized lug nuts and a super-deep drop center, allowing for easy dismounts in the field
•Two valve holes placed safely out of harm’s way allow rapid inflation or deflation, and ease of accessibility

For more information, contact:
Interco
intercotire.com


Rugged Ridge

rugged ridge wheel

Rugged Ridge’s new Drakon alloy wheel takes control and style to a whole new level for 2007-to-2013 Jeep Wrangler (JK) owners. The cast-aluminum alloy wheel is offered in four finishes: satin black, satin black with a gold lip, satin black with a gunmetal lip, and gunmetal.

•The DOT-approved Drakon wheel offers a 4.53-inch backspacing and a 2,200-pound load rating on the JK’s 5-on-5 inch bolt pattern
•Hub-centric design enables the wheel to center perfectly every time it’s installed
•Independently tested and certified to exceed all standards, ensuring it’s strong enough to stand up to even the most rugged expeditions
•The Drakon Alloy Wheel is currently available in 17 x 9-inch sizes and will also be available in 20 x 9-inch sizes

For more information, contact:
Rugged Ridge
(770) 614-6101
ruggedridge.com


LRG

lrg wheel

LRG (LargeRimGroup) has released its latest truck and SUV wheel, the LRG104. It offers a black, milled finish with large teardropand triangular openings that help promote brake cooling.

•Available in 20x9 and 20x12 sizes for 11 truck and SUV fitments
•Durable one-piece cast-aluminum wheel constructed using the latest casting technology

For more information, contact:
LargeRimGroup
(855) 577-5633
lrgrims.com


Pro Comp

pro comp wheel

The Pro Comp Phantom (5182 Series) wheel is tough enough to endure the rigors of off-roading while looking good on the street. The Phantom features a machine-milled, eight-spoke pattern and a satin-black finish that comes with a two-year powdercoat warranty and Pro Comp’s lifetime structural guarantee.

•The 5182 Series wheels are offered in 17- and 20-inch diameters for 5-, 6-, and 8-lug applications
•The center cap conceals the lug nuts for added security and provides a smooth appearance

For more information, contact:
Pro Comp
(866) 232-0665
procomptires.com


Raceline Wheels

raceline wheel

The Raceline Monster Diamond Competition Beadlock is available in 17x9.5 and 15x8 sizes in various bolt patterns and offsets.

•Also available in black finish
•32-bolt beadlock wheel

For more information, contact:
Raceline Wheels
(800) 52-WHEEL
racelinewheels.com


Walker Evans Racing

walker evans wheel

Walker Evans Racing offers its street Lock Wheels in 17- and 20-inch diameters to fit many applications. the standard finish for these wheels is a satin silver face with shot-peened inside finish. Polished, matte black, or gloss black powdercoat finishes are also available.

•High-pressure cast aluminum wheel offers superior strength and a great look
•Available in 5-, 6-, and 8-lug applications
•Backspacing ranges from 3 3/4 to 5 inches

For more information, contact:
Walker Evans Racing
(888) 933-7223
walkerevansracing.com

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