4 New Tires You Need to See: SEMA 2019
We found four new tires for Jeeps at the 2019 SEMA Show
Tires are tires, right? Not really. There are good, better, and best in every category of truck, Jeep, and 4x4 parts, accessories, and upgrades. We've found four new tires at SEMA Show 2019 that fit into that better and best category. As a matter of fact, one of these tires received the "Best New Tire" award at the 2019 SEMA Show! So here we go. Here are four new tires for your Jeep that fit your needs and your budget. Check out the photos and details of the all-new rubber now available to wrap around your Jeep's wheels.
Yokohama Geolander X-AT Tire
The Yokohama Geolander X-AT extreme all-terrain tire was designed for pickup trucks, Jeeps and SUVs, with 27 sizes planned, ranging from 15 to 22 inches. Winning the "Best New Tire" award at the 2019 SEMA Show, the Yokohama Geolander X-AT delivers ultimate off-road performance without sacrificing on-road comfort, making it a great performance upgrade no matter what sort of 4x4 you drive. Off-road grip comes from a combinations of large shoulder blocks that are varied in length to create a biting edge and promote mud- and stone-ejection. Also, the angular center blocks provide extra strength and grip. Durability and improved puncture resistance are achieved with features such as multiple sidewall plies, a high turn-up carcass, and a full nylon cap. And a quiet, comfortable ride is due to the zig-zag grooves that interrupt airflow to limit pattern and road noise. Information: Yokohama Tire, yokohamatire.com.
Cooper Evolution MT Tire
A bold tread pattern designed to tackle mud with enhanced traction, withstand damage from gravel and debris, and that is studdable for extra traction in harsh winter weather is what you get with the new Cooper Evolution MT tire. It has large blocks with alternating mud scoops that forcefully dig into loose dirt, sand, or sticky mud. It gets extra grip from the deep, wide trenches that continuously clear thick mud from the tire. Stone barriers featuring ridges are designed to help protect against damage from sharp rocks and expel lodged stones. And the aggressive sidewall pattern helps you power over trail obstacles with "climbers" that grab onto rocks, providing strong resistance to rubbing. Sizes from 31x10.50 to 35x12.50 for 15-inch wheels, and 35x12.50 for 17- and 20-inch wheels are available. Information: Cooper Tire, coopertire.com.
Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS Tire
Coming in 2020, the all-new Baja Pro XS tire from Mickey Thompson will launch in 10 sizes ranging from 35 inches up to an incredible 58 inches tall. The Baja Pro XS features a directional tread pattern for balanced forward bite and circumferential tread elements for lateral grip to enhance off-road performance. Other features include siping for smooth surface traction and additional lug flex, angled shoulder scallops to guide mud and loose earth into the Sidebiter cleats, mud scoops that provide a concave surface and create a void to keep mud from adhering, and a tread depth of 27/32 inches. Available Baja Pro XS sizes include 19.5/46-16LT, 35x13.50-17LT, 38x13.50-17LT, 40x13.50-17LT, 15/43-17LT, 15/43-20LT, 19.5/46-20LT, 17/49-20LT, 19.5/54-20LT, 21/58-24LT. Information: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, mickeythompsontires.com
Milestar Patagonia X/T Tire
A cut and chip resistant compound with a rugged three-ply sidewall enhances durability in rough conditions, and alternating open shoulder blocks provide additional biting edges for superior traction on all terrains with the new Milestar Patagonia X/T tire. Alternating step-down groves in the shoulder blocks provide tread rigidity and stability, and the tread pattern pitch is optimized for a quieter ride. This "Xtreme All-Terrain" tire is available in sizes for 16- to 22-inch wheels, including a 35x12.50, 37x12.50, and 40x13.50 for 17-inch wheels. Information: Milestar Tires, milestartires.com.