Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar - Off-roading Made Easy
In essence, Goodyear says the Kevlar makes the tire a lot stronger than regular units (about five times stronger than steel), which results in advanced "sidewall cut- and puncture-resistance" to a certain part of the tire in need of extra toughness. And best of all, it can be also driven on regular pavement, not only in off-road environments.
"The new Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar updates the legendary off-road performing namesake, which has had a great reputation among serious off-roaders," said Melissa Montisano, Goodyear's general manager for light-truck tires. "This new tire will certainly get the attention of anyone who takes off-road traction seriously."
Beside the sidewall toughness, the new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar tire also excels in a number of different areas, mostly thanks to its next-gen features, as it follows:
- Tread Guards, to help resist cuts from stones.
- Advanced Mud-Flow Geometry, to help provide self-cleaning and traction in mud.
- Traction Blocks, to help provide additional biting edges on rocks, mud, dirt and sand.
- Three-Ply Sidewall, with opposing cord angles for enhanced side wall cut- and puncture-resistance.
- Ramped Tread Blocks, for toughness in off-road driving.
- Staggered Sidewall Shoulder Blocks, to help provide enhanced traction on rocks and in deep mud.
- Durawall Rubber, a Goodyear exclusive, which offers rugged toughness and helps resist cuts and punctures in the sidewall.
- Rim Protector, to help protect wheels from accidental curb-like damage.
- Rim Lock, to help prevent wheel slip for minimal balancing throughout the life of the tire.
The new tire series will officially go on sale in March and will be offered in no less than 30 sizes for 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-ton trucks such as Hummer H2 and H3, Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Jeep Wrangler.