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Latest Tires & Wheels for Your 4x4

Posted in Product Reviews on November 18, 2015
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Nothing sets your rig apart from the crowd like a set of aftermarket rims and big, aggressive tires. They let everyone know you aren’t content to stick to the pavement. The trend towards larger rim diameters seems to have leveled off, with 17-inch wheels the most common option. Tire diameters continue to grow though, and there are more 37-inch and 40-inch options on the market than ever. We gathered up the latest and greatest in one place to help you make your next tire and wheel buying decision easy.

Maxxis RZR M/T
Designed to raise the bar, the Maxxis RAZR M/T was designed from the ground up to deliver a new level of balance between on-road refinement and off-road performance. To improve driving refinement, the RAZR M/T features an all-new tread design with minimized pattern noise, allowing the driver to focus on the road ahead. To maximize off-road performance, engineers used our racing experience to design innovative sidewall armor blocks and dual-cord body-ply construction for superior off-road performance.
Information: Maxxis Tires, maxxis.com

Pit Bull PBX A/T Hardcore
The same team that brought you hardcore off-road tires has turned its attention to the all-terrain market. The American-made PBX A/T Hardcore uses variable-pitch sequence tread that allows for a quiet ride with larger voids and greater tread depth than the competition. The proprietary Super Siping on the PBX A/T Hardcore maximizes traction in rain and snow and uses 3D siping to resist tread deformation.
Information: Pit Bull Tires, 800.645.2006, pitbulltires.com

Gear Alloy 740B Manifold
New for 2016 Gear Alloy is the 740B Manifold. This wheel is satin black with customizable satin black spoke inserts. The 740B is designed for those who want an easily customizable wheel for off-road and lifted applications. It is offered in 17x9, 18x9, 20x9, and 20x10 sizes. Gear Alloy wheels are designed in and based out of Southern California and exclusively distributed through ATD Wheels.
Information: Gear Alloy, atdwheels.com

Mickey Thompson Metal MM366
The M/T Metal Series MM-366 wheel from Mickey Thompson features an elegant, open, eight-spoke design with a milled lip and a smooth, two-stage matte black finish. Designed for today’s trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs, the MM-366 is available in popular 17-, 19-, and 20-inch fitments. This stylish wheel also includes a branded, corrosive-resistant, pop-top center cap.
Information:
Mickey Thompson, 330.928.9092, mickeythompsontires.com

Cooper Discoverer STT Pro
The Discoverer STT Pro is Cooper’s latest high-performance tire dedicated to off-roading. Carrying on Cooper Tire's strong heritage of premium light truck products, the STT Pro rounds out the Discoverer family with another highly engineered product. Allowing drivers to undertake impressive off-road capabilities without sacrificing high on-road performance, the STT Pro is offered in a wide range of commercial and large-diameter flotation sizes.
Information: Cooper Tire, 800.854.6288, coopertire.com

Eaton Wheel Steel Beadlock
Eaton offers custom-built, heavy-duty steel wheels with custom backspacing and bolt patterns to fit common Jeeps and trucks as well as the 6-on-8 3/4 bolt pattern for 2 1/2-ton Rockwell axles. Eaton beadlock wheels use 32 bolts to securely mount the tire to the rim, are offered in widths up to 14inches to fit the biggest of tires, and are powdercoated black for durability.
Information: Eaton Wheels, 800.847.3287, ntwonline.com

Falken Wildpeak M/T
Trusted by the pros in the harshest conditions, the tough Wildpeak M/T is built to get you there and back whether you are on the pavement, mud, snow, or rocks. The Wildpeak M/T features Falken’s proprietary three-ply DuraSpec sidewall technology developed to endure the most punishing off-road conditions.
Information: Falken Tire, 800.723.2553, falkentire.com

Pro Comp 5184 Vapor Pro
Pro Comp has released its new Vapor Pro (Series 84) eight-spoke alloy wheel. Available now in 17x9 for popular five- and six-lug bolt patterns, the wheel features a satin black finish with machine milled spokes and simulated beadlock style with aggressive off-road appeal. A 20-inch Vapor Pro rim is slated for release later this year.
Information: Pro Comp Tires, 800.776.0767, procompusa.com

Toyo Open Country R/T
Off-road performance meets on-road comfort with the Open Country R/T. Built rugged for any terrain, this tire offers excellent off-road traction, durable construction, and aggressive styling. Its ability to tackle dirt, sand, and rocks is inspired by the legendary Open Country M/T, while its quieter ride is a nod to Toyo’s best-selling Open Country A/T II.
Information: Toyo Tires, 800.442.8696, toyotires.com

Rugged Ridge Drakon
Rugged Ridge designed and built the Drakon wheel from cast aluminum alloy and made it available in four stunning finishes for a unique appearance. Designed to appeal to avid Jeep enthusiasts, the DOT-approved Drakon offers the best fit and style possible, featuring 4.53-inch backspacing and a 2,200-pound load rating on the JK’s 5-on-5 bolt pattern. The hub centric design enables the wheel to center perfectly every time it’s installed.
Information: Rugged Ridge, ruggedridge.com

Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3
The new Mickey Thompson Baja MTZP3 is an incredible mud-terrain tire designed with a unique silica-reinforced tread compound for longer wear, enhanced wet weather capability, and superior cut and chip resistance. The sidewall is reinforced with PowerPly technology along with signature SideBiters to respond to irregular surfaces. The tread delivers better traction and great performance in mud and loose soil.
Information: Mickey Thompson, 330.928.9092, mickeythompsontires.com

AEV Salta HD
AEV’s 16-spoke Salta HD wheel for the 2010 and later Ram 2500/3500 combines modern styling and rugged durability in one great-looking package. Inspired by the legendary Dakar Rally and named after the Argentine city along its route, the 17x8.5 Salta HD features a Ram-specific backspacing that is designed for the perfect fitment with or without factory fender flares when using up to a 37-inch tire.
Information: American Expedition Vehicles, 248.926.0256, aev-conversions.com

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire is the company’s most advanced light truck tire, available in 61 sizes and covering nearly 90 percent of the market. Engineered from BFGoodrich’s unmatched championship off-road motorsports technology, the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake–rated KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, tread life, and traction for traversing the harshest conditions.
Information: BFGoodrich Tires, 877.788.8899, bfgoodrichtires.com

Dropstars Monster Energy 649BA
New for 2016 is the Monster Energy Edition Dropstars 649BA with a deep lip and a unique mesh multispoke design. Inspired by professional off-road racing wheels, the 649BA has a simulated beadlock ring finished in anthracite gray and removable bolts for customization. The 649BA is finished in satin black with the iconic green Monster Energy “M-Claw” center cap.
Information: Dropstars, 877.283.9433, dropstars.com

Dick Cepek Extreme Country
The new Extreme Country mud-terrain tire from Dick Cepek has been designed with a proven tread compound for excellent traction, responsive handling, even wear, longer life, and a smoother, quieter ride. The tread delivers stability and responsive grip on irregular surfaces. The heavy-duty carcass enhances sidewall strength, and wide outer tread voids and angled shoulder scallops provide better traction in mud and loose soil.
Information: Dick Cepek, 800.222.9092, dickcepek.com

Raceline 932 Twist
The 932 Twist was built as a consumer level wheel with a rugged yet refined look that is perfect on your truck or Jeep. Raceline’s patent-pending, directional-spoke design creates an aggressive yet classy look and it puts a twist to an already classic design. With mild to aggressive fitments and offsets, this new wheel targets Jeeps and fullsize trucks such as Chevy, Dodge, Ford, and Toyota.
Information: Raceline Wheels, 800.529.4335, racelinewheels.com

Pro Comp Xtreme MT2
The Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 radial is designed for fullsize trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs that see a combination of on- and off-road use. The aggressive open tread design was optimized to deliver unsurpassed grip and control without excessive noise. It also delivers improved self-cleaning in mud and snow. Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 Tires are available in 31- to 40-inch sizes and come with the company’s 40,000 Mile Tread Wear Warranty.
Information: Pro Comp Tires, 800.776.0767, procompusa.com

Dick Cepek Matrix
The tough, beefy DC Matrix Wheel is engineered for superior durability, designed for impressive style, and available in popular 17-, 18-, and 20-inch sizes for today’s trucks, Jeeps, and 4x4s. The DC Matrix features a tough, edgy, multidimensional, eight-spoke design that extends to the rim for reinforced strength and bold styling. Each wheel features a sophisticated two-stage, matte black finish for durability and easy care, along with a branded pop-top center cap.
Information: Dick Cepek, 800.222.9092, dickcepek.com

Black Rhino Tanay
Black Rhino’s Tanay is a sturdy split six-spoke wheel with a beveled edge and simulated beadlock. The Tanay is available in matte black with a machined face and dark matte tint, silver with machined face, and matte black with matte graphite lip in 17x9, 18x9, 20x9, and 20x10 sizes. Each Black Rhino wheel is engineered to carry the heavy loads associated with trucks and SUVs. All the company’s wheels are either hub-centric or supplied with centering rings to ensure a smooth vibration-free ride.
Information: Black Rhino, 800.479.9723, blackrhinowheels.com

Maxxis Bias-Ply Trepador
If you are looking for the baddest rockcrawling tires on the planet, Maxxis has you covered with the bias-ply Trepador. Maxxis recently added a 42-inch tire to its 37-inch and 40-inch offers, and it is available for the common 17-inch rim. Designed to conquer off-road terrain with ease, the Trepador features a conformable bias-ply casing with an ultraaggressive sidewall design for excellent off-road traction on sand and rocks.
Information: Maxxis Tires, maxxis.com

KMC Machete
The KMC Machete is derived from a desert-racing wheel and offers the ruggedness needed to haul a vehicle through the toughest conditions and accelerate ahead of the pack. With the modifications to make this wheel available to everyone, the Machete can be driven on the street just as it can be in the mud and sand, making it ideal for the daily driver looking for more than your average wheel.
Information: KMC Wheels, kmcwheels.com

MB Wheels MB11
MB Wheels has created an innovative new wheel that not only looks great but is highly functional. The MB11 has a durable mesh design and is available in either matte black or matte black machined finishes in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch sizes. The MB11 also features bolt-on scratch guard rings with zinc-plated hardware to protect the lip of your wheel from any off-road damage.
Information: MB Wheels, wheelsbymbmotoring.com

Atturo Trail Blade
For too long, quality mud-terriain tires were overpriced. Now Atturo offers an affordable option to keep traction within reach. The Atturo Trail Blade M/T is a performance mud-terrain tire designed to provide a strong core with excellent traction, all wrapped in aggressive style. Atturo uses a specialty made segmented aluminum mold. This style of mold creates a much higher degree of uniformity throughout the tire. This reduces vibration and improves the overall quality of the finished tire.
Information: Atturo Tire Corporation, 224.637.1110, atturo.com

LRG 109 Pike
LRG Rims has introduced the Pike to make your ride stand out from the crowd. The Pike has a distinctive split five-spoke design with milled rivet heads on the outer lip and a covered cap design that blends seamlessly into the spokes. Two finishes—satin black with milled windows and machined face with satin black—are available in 20x10, 20x12, and 22x10 to customize your vehicle and match your individual style.
Information: Large Rim Group, 855.577.5633, lrgrims.com

SOTA Pro Series SSD
The SOTA Pro Series SSD wheel has a simulated beadlock look right out of the box. An optional raw aluminum Pro Series simulated beadlock ring is available that can be painted and color-matched for your exact look. Currently the SOTA Pro Series Wheels are built in 17x8.5, but 20x9 and 20x10 sizes will be available soon, so stay tuned.
Information: SOTA Offroad, 888.313.2580, sotaoffroad.com

Fuel Gripper M/T
The Fuel Gripper M/T features signature “F” tread pattern and an aggressive sidewall. The signature tread is engineered for a smoother, quieter ride than your traditional mud-terrain. The Gripper M/T is available from 33 to 40 inches for wheel diameters ranging from 17 to 26 inches, for everything from stock and leveled trucks to the most extreme builds you can imagine.
Information: Fuel Offroad, fueloffroad.com

Walker Evans 505
Ultra Motorsports Xtreme Race Wheels has teamed up with Walker Evans Racing. The team’s newest offering is the Walker Evans 505 Series Bullet-Proof Wheel in satin black with diamond-cut accents. Sizes include 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9 with fitment for most popular Jeeps, trucks, and SUVs.
Information: Ultra Wheel Co., 800.321.4456, ultrawheel.com

GT Radial Komodo M/T Plus
The Komodo M/T Plus is a mud-terrain tire for extreme off-road driving, with maximum traction, handling, and control in mud and on rocky terrain. Komodo M/T Plus is tough enough to handle abuse from the most demanding off-road conditions. The unique interlocked zigzag tread block design reduces on-road noise and irregular wear while offering great traction in mud and on uneven rocks.
Information: GT Radial, gtradial.com

Level 8 Bully Pro
Level 8 Motorsports has developed the next generation of tough, aggressive off-road wheels with the Pro Series line. The Level 8 Bully Pro comes with new and improved bolt-on scratch guard rings with zinc-plated hardware. Each wheel has two valve stem holes for more convenience when you’re airing them up and down. Each set of wheels comes with an installation kit that includes premium knurled zinc-plated lugs, red hub rings (when applicable), and a Level 8 Pro speed deflator.
Information: Level 8 Motorsports, level8motorsports.com

Ultra Motorsports Xtreme 107
Utilizing proven superior workmanship and knowledge, Ultra Wheel Company has created a championship legacy: Ultra Motorsports Xtreme. The X107 truck wheel is the newest creation for 2016 from Ultra Wheel Company for the off-road enthusiast, with fitments available for most trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs. This wheel features a two-tone finish satin graphite with a satin black X-Lok lip, or an all satin black finish. Available in 17x8.5, 18x9, and 20x9 sizes.
Information: Ultra Wheel Co., 800.321.4456, ultrawheel.com

Mamba M16
The Mamba M16 is a modern take on the classic eight-spoke design. Available in 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9 sizes for popular five- and six-lug bolt patterns with offsets designed for late-model trucks and 4x4s, the M16 has a matte black finish with machined bolt heads.
Information: Mamba Wheels, 800.645.3878, mambawheels.com

BTR Beadlock
Built Tough Racing offers wheels for everything from JKs to buggies to trophy trucks. They are constructed from counterpressure-casted aluminum and are 20 percent lighter a stronger than other cast wheels on the market. Wheels come standard with a satin-smooth machine finish and polished ring.
Information: BTR Wheels, 626.739.2548, btrracingwheels.com

Hutchinson Rock Monster
Hutchinson Rock Monster wheels use internal dual beadlock construction for increased traction without unseating the tire bead at very low-air pressures. They are the only three-piece, DOT-compliant, street-legal rims for the off-road market. Rock Monsters are available in five-, six-, and eight-lug applications with a unique appearance for each application.
Information: Hutchinson Industries, 609.394.1010, rockmonsterwheels.com

Fuel Recoil
The Fuel Recoil is a new aggressive desert-racing-inspired wheel from Fuel Offroad. The Recoil features a finish never before offered on the cast off-road wheel market, a brushed face with black windows, and a gloss clearcoat. The hand-brushed face seen mostly on our Fuel Forged wheels creates detailed surface texture and depth not capable with traditional machined face wheels.
Information: Fuel Offroad, fueloffroad.com

Interco TrXus M/T
The TrXus M/T is the most versatile tire that Interco offers. It is both a serious rockcrawling tire and mud tire and also has excellent on-road manners, including a smooth and low-noise ride. The TrXus M/T also has more siping than any other mud-terrain on the market. This allows it to perform amazingly well in wet, icy, and snowy conditions.
Information: Interco Tire Corp., 337.334.3814, intercotire.com

Bead Assist Device Eklipse
The U.S.-made BAD Eklipse com-bines a DOT-compliant internal beadlock with modular versatility. Included are anchor points to secure accessories to the face of the wheel. These are ideal for attaching sacrificial rock rings to combat rock rash, dynamic balancing rings to maintain centrifugal perfection, and mud covers to keep debris out.
Information: B.A.D. Wheels Inc., 864.491.0438, badwheelsinc.com

Interco Birddog
The Interco Birddog wheel features an advanced bead seat retention system that combats low pressure and extreme deflation situations that may pop the bead and result in tire deflation. Two valve holes are provided for rapid inflation or deflation as well as ease of accessibility and are placed out of harm’s way. Get beadlock performance without the legality and maintenance issues associated with traditional beadlocks.
Information: Interco Tire Corp., 337.334.3814, intercotire.com

Method Race Wheels MR301
Method Race Wheels makes rims specifically for the off-road community. Every wheel is engineered and designed for its intended use, having been through numerous Finite Element Analysis and field tests, including the MR301 shown here. Finishes include matte black or machined with sizes, offsets, and bolt patterns to fit most trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs.
Information: Method Race Wheels, 866.779.8604, methodracewheels.com

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