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SCORE JOURNAL 27 INTERVIEW SEAN KLEINSCHUSTER TENSOR TIRES THE NEW KID TAKING NAMES STORY BY STUART BOURDON PHOTOS: COURTESY TENSOR TIRES T ensor Tires may not be a household name yet, but is a brand off-road racers and enthusiasts have come to recognize. An extension of Custom Wheel House and its Method Race Wheels line, Tensor Tires benefits from the parent company's extensive off-road racing experience. The brand has flourished from the astonishing growth in popularity of UTVs and the improvements in engine and suspension performance from these vehicles. Increased UTV sales over the last 10 years made the company think it was time for an all-new tire specifically designed for these powerful new cars. Sean Kleinschuster, Director of Engineering At Tensor tires, gave some insight into the initial need for a UTV specific tire. "When we first looked around at what the OEMs were offering on their UTVs, we found they were essentially using tires out of their parts bins. They had been building quads, so those were the kind of tires they already had sitting on their shelves," said Kleinschuster. "We saw the opportunity to design a tire that matched the new level of performance UTV we saw more people buying and modifying."

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