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2022 TIRE GUIDE The Latest Off-Road Racing And Recreational Tires Tested By BaJa By Mike Vieira BFGOODRICH Tires BAJA T/A KR3 UNLIMITED TRUCK - TRUCK The latest iteration of the race winning Baja T/A KR3 features a new 18" seat wheel diameter to allow extra suspension and brake clearance. Use of  an 18" wheel diameter allows fitting of common larger brake packages to harness the new found horsepower.  In addition the shorter sidewall, it offers improved steering response, braking stability, and overall handling with reduced un-sprung weight when paired with a mono-block forged alloy wheel.  Offered in two compounds, a race winning medium-hard (3.0) or soft “S” for quicker warm-up, ultimate grip, and steering response, while sacrificing wear and longevity. Available in 40x12.50R18 size. BFGOODRICH Tires MUD TERRAIN T/A KM3 - TRUCK The Mud Terrain T/A KM3 is the next generation off-road tire with improved traction and strength. It has an Advanced Deflection Design to help guard the upper shoulder area against snags and splits, race-proven CoreGard Max Technology and Traction-Armor Sidewall Sculpture to prevent sidewall splitting and puncturing, and Krawl-Tek compound to enhance grip on rock and other slick surfaces. The tire features massive tread blocks for maximum grip in mud and loose soil. Mud-Phobic Bars release compacted mud to maintain traction. A Linear Flex Zone allows the tire to flex and envelop objects in aired-down driving situations. Available in various sizes to fit 15 through 20-inch wheels. ALL TERRAIN T/A KO2 - TRUCK The All-Terrain T/A KO2 uses race-proven technology to deliver exceptional toughness, tread life, and traction. The KO2 uses CoreGard Technology developed in BFG’s Baja T/A KR2 race tires to improve strength and resist bruising. Tread rubber is optimally blended to reduce chips and tears on gravel, while a new footprint shape and interlocking tread blocks provide more uniform wear. Stone ejectors reduce drilling to the tire by pushing objects out of the tread and raised bars in the shoulder help release compacted mud for better traction. Available in various sizes for 15 through 20-inch wheels. BF GOODRICH ALL TERRAIN T/A KDR3 UTV TIRE - UTV The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KDR3 is a racing tire designed and tested in competition in deserts around the world to provide next-level grip and steering response on sand and rock. The 30-inch size is FIA T3 legal for the Cross-Country Rally World Championship, and is FIA barcoded and RFID equipped. Available in sizes 30x9.50R15 and 32x9.50R15. This tire is for racing use only, and not street legal. BAJA T/A KR2 UTV TIRE- UTV The Baja T/A KR2 is designed specifically for the performance demands of today’s UTVs, and offers superior performance and increased mobility in soft soil, enhanced traction in mud, and improved braking on loose and rocky surfaces. Available in sizes 30x9.50R15 and 32x9.50R15. This tire is not legal for street use. MUD TERRAIN T/A KM3 UTV TIRE- UTV The Mud Terrain T/A KM3 features the same type of advanced, rugged construction and performance as the KM3 tire for trucks. The Terrain-Attack Tread Design attains grip at any angle of approach, and Mud-Phobic Bars keep the tire clear for maximum traction. UTV-specific compounds enhance grip on rock and loose surfaces, and a Linear Flex Zone improves performance in aired-down conditions. The sidewalls use an Advanced Deflection Design to prevent snagging and splitting. Available in 12 sizes to fit 14-inch and 15-inch wheels. TOYO TIRES OPEN COUNTRY M/T - TRUCK The Open Country M/T has become legendary for its durability, off-road performance, and long tread life. Designed for maximum traction on mud, snow, and rocks, the M/T features high turn-up 3-ply polyester construction, hook-shaped tread blocks, and open, scalloped, over the shoulder tread blocks that improve traction and handling on loose surfaces and in hard cornering. Open channels eject mud and snow to maintain peak performance in all conditions, while deep sipes optimize wet grip. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 26-inch diameter wheels. OPEN COUNTRY R/T - TRUCK The Open Country R/T is designed for strong off-road performance while still providing comfortable on road manners. It features high turn-up 3-ply polyester construction, an optimized tread pattern and shoulder design to improve traction and reduce noise, and a sidewall compound that enhances traction and impact protection. Mud and stone ejectors keep the grooves clear and ready to provide optimum grip in all conditions. Dual sidewall designs allow customization of your look. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 24-inch diameter wheels. OPEN COUNTRY A/T III - TRUCK Toyo’s Open Country A/T III is a versatile all-terrain tire that offers excellent traction, long tread life, and a quiet ride. The tread compound and design offer improved wet braking and handling, as well as cut and chip resistance. A rigid tread block design enhances handling stability and traction, on and off road. Deep tread grooves with stone ejectors improve mud and snow traction while forcing stones from the tread. Features three distinct tread and shoulder designs depending on size and construction. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 22-inch diameter wheels. TOYO TIRES OPEN COUNTRY SxS - UTV The Open Country SxS delivers the performance and design features of the race-winning Open Country M/T-R in a package specifically designed for UTVs. It features a high-grip tread compound and stiff sidewall construction for superior cornering and off-road performance, as well as improved resistance to cuts, chips, and impacts. Open, scalloped shoulder blocks enhance traction in mud, sand, and rocks, and provide precise steering response. The high void tread design ejects mud and stones for traction in all conditions. Available in sizes 32x9.50R15LT and 35x9.50R15LT. This tire is for off-road use only. TENSOR TIRE DS 30 / DS 32 - UTV Tensor’s DS 30 and 32 tires are 30 and 32-inch diameter versions of the Desert Series line, specifically designed for UTV motorsports use. The race-winning DS tires feature thick tread blocks that allow for custom grooving, and ribbed sidewall shoulders for enhanced puncture resistance. DS 30 is available in 30x10x14 and 30x10x15 sizes, and has 1200-pound load rating. The DS 32 is available in 32x10x15 in a hard or soft compound, and has a 1600-pound load rating. DSR - UTV The DSR Desert Series Race Tire is designed specifically for competition, and uses proprietary nylon bias plies and fiberglass belting to maintain a light weight. Engineered with a flatter contact patch for superior steering response and decreased braking distances. Features ribbed sidewalls for improved puncture protection and a tread pattern that reduces drivetrain strain without reducing traction. Available in 33x10x15, 35x10x15, 37x10x15, and 37x10x17 sizes, all with a 1600-pound load rating. TENSOR TIRE REGULATOR A/T - UTV Tensor’s Regulator A/T is DOT compliant and features 8-ply construction and a tread pattern similar to truck tires for a quieter ride. It provides a wider footprint for better handling and braking, and uses deep shoulder lugs for improved cornering traction. A nylon reinforcement layer and steel-belted inner and outer beads resist damage from rugged terrain. Available in a variety of sizes for 12-inch through 15-inch wheels. YOKOHAMA TIRES GEOLANDAR X-MT - TRUCK Yokohama Tire’s GEOLANDAR X-MT is designed for extreme off-road traction and durability with a high void to lug ratio and deep side blocks. GEO-SHIELD construction and a high-density, triple-polymer tread compound provide resistance to cuts and chips, while providing long, even wear and a quieter ride. Extra-thick sidewalls with multiple plies stand up to the punishment of off-road driving, and the self-cleaning tread is designed to maintain traction in tough conditions. Available in a variety of sizes for 17-inch through 24-inch wheels. GEOLANDAR A/T G015 - TRUCK Yokohama’s Geolandar A/T G015 is an all-terrain tire designed to provide off-road performance in all weather conditions without sacrificing on-road comfort and quiet. It features a flatter profile and Endurocore construction for longer tread life and durability in tough off pavement driving. The advanced tread design provides off-road traction along with quiet performance on the pavement. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 22-inch diameter wheels. YOKOHAMA TIRES GEOLANDAR X-AT - TRUCK The Yokohama GEOLANDAR X-AT is designed to conquer serious off-road terrain without compromising on-road comfort and quiet. Multiple sidewall plies, thick sidewall protectors, a high turn-up carcass, and full nylon cap provide durability and puncture resistance on tough terrain, while an elliptical contact area and HD-2 off-road tread compound offer long, even wear and impressive traction. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 22-inch wheels. GEOLANDAR M/T G003 - TRUCK Yokohama Tire’s GEOLANDAR M/T G003™ mud-terrain tire is designed for hardcore off-roaders, outdoor enthusiasts, and pick-up truck/SUV owners. It features include aggressive sidewall styling, GEO-SHIELD™ technology with multiple sidewall plies, steel belts, a full nylon cap, a high turn-up carcass, and a special triple-polymer compound. The tire provides excellent strength, performance and traction in everyday driving as well as when attacking steep, jagged rocks, muddy trails and desert sand. The high-density compound and wider, flatter profile give exceptional wear performance, while maintaining off-road capabilities and a quiet ride. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 24-inch wheels. GEOLANDAR SD - UTV The Yokohama GEOLANDAR SD is a brand new premium UTV and Buggy tire built specifically for desert racing. It features large center blocks with wide grooves and a rounded profile for a long, narrow contact patch for responsive handling and superior flotation on soft surfaces. Wrap-over shoulder blocks and optimized sidewall construction provide durability, stability, and enhanced off-road traction and puncture resistance. Available in size 33x10.50-15. ATTURO TIRE TRAIL BLADE BOSS - TRUCK The Atturo Trail Blade Boss is engineered for hardcore off-road use with an aggressive alternating knife blade and handle tread block design compounded for serious off-road driving while maintaining good on-road behavior. The Trail Blade Boss’ tread has a high void ratio for superior grip on varied terrain, with large lugs for traction in mud and rocks, and smaller center tread blocks for stability and resistance to rock abrasion. Deep channels eject debris from the tread center to maintain maximum performance in tough terrain. The unique tread block design is carried over to the sidewall lugs to provide additional traction in deep mud, and extra support for the LT-rated carcass. This tire is race-proven in the SCORE Baja 500 and other tough races with no punctures or failures. Available in various sizes for 15-inch through 24-inch wheels. TRAIL BLADE MTS - TRUCK Atturo’s new Trail Blade MTS features design elements inspired by short-course off-road racing for enhanced grip on loose surfaces. The deep tread with connecting blocks, and wrap-around shoulder tread blocks provide extra biting surfaces for improved traction, and shoulder and traditional sipes improve wet performance. Stiff tread block construction helps provide stability and even wear, and features heavy-duty, 12-ply construction for increased load capacity for use on ¾ and 1-ton trucks. Available in a variety of sizes for 18-inch through 24-inch wheels. ATTURO TIRE TRAIL BLADE M/T - TRUCK The Trail Blade M/T is Atturo’s “max-traction” tire with its extra-deep knife-blade lugs offering maximum grip in all conditions. The aggressive tread and staggered shoulder blocks provide lateral grip on soft surfaces while reducing noise on the pavement. A built-in rim guard in the bead area adds extra protection for wheels from damage on rocks or curbs. All LT-rated sizes are 3-ply rated. With wins in the San Felipe 250 and multiple short-course off-road races, the Trail Blade M/T is ready for the rigors of rocky trails, mud, and sand, while still providing good on-road manners. Available in a wide range of sizes for 16-inch through 22-inch wheels. TRAIL BLADE X/T - TRUCK The Trail Blade X/T is billed as “the ultimate urban all-terrain tire” to match the needs of daily-driven light trucks. It features open shoulder and sidewall treads of a mud terrain tire, combined with the off-road ability of an all-terrain tire, and the road feel of a highway tire. That blend gives excellent grip in loose sand and mud, as well as snow and rain, while providing quiet, comfortable performance on the road. A built-in rim guard helps protect wheels against damage from rocks and curbs. 3-ply construction and Atturo’s signature knife blade inspired tread design provide strength, style, and grip. Available in various sizes to fit 17-inch through 24-inch wheels. FALKEN TIRE WILDPEAK A/T3W - TRUCK The Falken Wildpeak A/T3W features an optimized tread design that’s the deepest in its category, and a silica tread compound allow the A/T3W to excel in the 3 areas of Wear, Winter, and Wet Performance, and has a Three Peak Mountain Snowflake Qualification. The A/T3W uses patented full-depth 3D Canyon Sipes and a proprietary lower sidewall for consistent performance through the life of the tire. Heat Diffuser Technology in the lower sidewall helps keep the tire cooler under heavy load conditions and tread blocks are designed to enhance handling and stability. A proprietary Outer Apex Sidewall and offset shoulder blocks protect the tire from sharp rocks and provide additional traction at low tire pressures. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 22-inch diameter wheels. WILDPEAK M/T - TRUCK Falken’s Wildpeak M/T uses proprietary Duraspec Sidewall Technology to handle punishing off-road conditions with two high ply turn-ups for extra protection and durability. An optimized tread pattern sheds mud from the grooves and prevents rocks from puncturing the base of the tread. It also provides quiet performance and exceptional road manners. Features Heat Diffuser Technology and a tread and shoulder block design that enhances stability and protects against rock damage. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15 through 20-inch diameter wheels. FALKEN TIRE WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL - TRUCK Falken’s Wildpeak A/T Trail is specifically designed to match the dynamic characteristics of modern crossover type vehicles, providing rugged off-road capabilities and dependable all-weather performance. It features durable 2-ply polyester construction and rugged upper sidewall features for extra protection on off-road terrain and an optimized tread to maintain efficiency and versatility. The A/T Trail also achieves a Severe Snow Rating from the USTMA. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 16 through 20-inch wheels. EFX TIRES EFX MOTOVATOR R/T - UTV The EFX MotoVator R/T UTV Tire is designed and tested by desert racers for hard-pack and all terrain performance with light weight and low rolling resistance. The 8-ply radial weighs just 36 pounds in 32-inch version. Available in sizes 32x9.5x15, 33x9.5x15, and 35x9.5x15. EFX MOTORALLY - UTV The all-new EFX MotoRally UTV Tire is designed for performance and grip on all desert surfaces. It features an upgraded tread design over the EFX MotoHammer tire with larger pattern spacing and improved staggered sidewall lugs for the ultimate in grip. Available in a variety of sizes for 14-inch through 22-inch wheels. KENDA TIRES KLEVER A/T2 KR628 - TRUCK Kenda’s Klever A/T2 was designed to offer premium, all-terrain performance with long wear and a quiet ride for the value driven consumer. Interlocking tread pattern with high sipe density is optimized for forward and lateral traction and superior performance in slippery conditions. Klever A/T2 is snowflake rated for winter driving. Aggressive upper sidewall helps protect against abrasions and cuts. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 20-inch diameter wheels. KLEVER R/T KR601 - TRUCK Kenda’s Klever R/T KR601 is intended to provide the ability to conquer rough terrain without sacrificing the ride and comfort of an all-terrain tire. Interlocking center tread blocks provide traction off-road and in snow, while large groove volumes maximize performance in mud and wet conditions. A 3-ply polyester carcass, aggressive sidewall tread, and bead protector shields fend off cuts and abrasions from obstacles. Stud-able for improved winter performance. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 24-inch diameter wheels. KLEVER M/T KR29 - TRUCK Kenda’s Klever M/T KR29 is designed with a high void ratio and compounding to provide excellent off-road traction. The self-cleaning, stone ejecting tread design and compound enhances grip in tough conditions. Scalloped shoulder block design improves performance on loose surfaces, and continuous shoulder sidewalls offer additional protection against cuts and abrasions. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 22-inch diameter wheels. MOTO RACE TIRE MRT RACE CRAWLER XR - UTV MRT’s Race Crawler XR is optimized for racing with deep corner tread bites and dual durometer tread composition. It features Aramid construction for maximum sidewall protection, traction flex, and weight reduction. The self-cleaning, square footprint provides a larger contact patch for improved traction and cornering ability. The 8-ply rated Crawler XR is optimized for performance on all surfaces with 17/32-inches of tread depth. Available in a variety of sizes for 14-inch through 16-inch wheels, and in a sticky tread version. MRT X-ROX DD CRAWLER XG - UTV MRT’s X-Rox DD Crawler XG is designed for maximum traction and bite in softer terrain, and on rocks. It features 8-ply construction with Aramid belts for maximum strength and resistance to punctures and abrasions. Dual-compound tread depth is 25/32-nches to provide traction in the most demanding situations. Also available in a sticky tread. The self-cleaning design with side biters, provides a square contact patch for maximum cornering and stability. Available in a variety of sizes for 14-inch through 16-inch wheels, and sticky tread versions. MRT DESERT STORM RACE - UTV MRT’s Desert Storm is DOT compliant and features 8-ply construction with Kevlar sidewalls for maximum strength and resistance to punctures and abrasions. The dual-compound 17.5/32-inch tread is self-cleaning and provides maximum traction and superior cornering in any conditions for today’s high-horsepower machines. Available in 3 sizes to fit 15-inch diameter wheels. MOTO RACE TIRE MRT ROCKY RACE - UTV MRT’s Rocky UTV Tire is DOT compliant and features 8-ply with Kevlar sidewalls for maximum strength, traction flex, and light weight, as well as resistance to punctures and abrasions. The dual-compound 19/32-inch tread is self-cleaning and provides maximum traction and cornering stability on a variety of terrain. Available in size 33x10.5R16 in regular or sticky tread. MRT X-ROX DD TRUCK TIRE - TRUCK MRT’s X-Rox DD Truck Tire is constructed with Triple Armor Belt Kevlar sidewalls to provide maximum strength for high-horsepower vehicles, while still providing light weight. The 8-ply rated radial tire features self-cleaning 16/32-inch of dual-compound tread for superior traction and cornering ability on all types of surfaces. Available in sizes to fit 17 and 20-inch diameter wheels. NEXEN TIRE ROADIAN ATX - TRUCK Nexen’s Roadian ATX is a brand new offering that will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2022, featuring the latest in tread and material technology to provide maximum traction in dry, wet, muddy, and slippery conditions. Three-ply sidewalls add longer life and increased durability in tough terrain, as well as increased stability in cornering and under heavy loads. An aggressive, angled tread pattern improves traction and puncture resistance, while a dual sidewall design allows you to customize your vehicle’s look. Available in a wide variety of sizes to fit 15-inch through 22-inch wheels. NEXEN TIRE ROADIAN MTX - TRUCK The Nexen Roadian MTX is a versatile on and off-road tire meant for daily driving, rock crawling, desert racing, and everything in between. The MTX features a dual sidewall design that allows you to customize the look of your vehicle and uses three-ply sidewall construction for stability and durability. It’s available with an F-Load Weight Rating for higher carrying and towing capabilities. Patented, optimized tread block positions improve traction in tough conditions while reducing tire noise on the pavement. The Roadian MTX is available in a variety of sizes for 16-inch through 20-inch diameter wheels. ROADIAN AT PRO RA8 - TRUCK The Roadian AT Pro RA8 uses a zig-zag sipe design and an open outside shoulder to improve off-road performance with optimal mud extraction and heat reduction. A sipe-in-groove feature additionally helps to eject pebbles and provides further traction in mud. The multi-sequence tread design optimizes noise, wear, and drainage performance. Available in sizes for 15 through 22 diameter wheels. ROADIAN MT - TRUCK Nexen’s Roadian MT is specifically engineered with deep grooves to combat the demands of mud and rougher terrain. Specially designed zig-zag shoulders and super rigid tread blocks maximize durability, while wide grooves offer excellent drainage and resistance to hydroplaning. Available in three sizes for 15 and 16-inch diameter wheels. OBOR TIRES LYNX - UTV Obor’s Lynx UTV Tire is designed for traction on all terrain, and features 8-ply radial construction for strength, performance, and long wearing durability. Aggressive, stepped tread blocks and a unique sidewall and tread pattern provide high levels of grip on extreme terrain, as well as responsive handling and control with reduced tire noise. Available in multiple sizes for 14-inch and 15-inch diameter wheels. PREDATOR - UTV Obor’s Predator UTV Tire is DOT compliant and designed to provide extreme durability and maximum handling performance. The 8-ply rated Predator features a stepped, multi-pitch tread block design to improve rigidity and control, increase tread life, improve ride, and reduce noise. Rugged sidewalls offer puncture and abrasion resistance, as well as dual pattern choices for a custom look. Available in multiple sizes to fit 14-inch and 15-inch diameter wheels. PRO ARMOR PRO RUNNER - UTV Pro Armor’s Pro Runner is designed for conquering all types of terrain and features 8-ply rated Armor Belt construction and triple-belted sidewalls. Open lug tread provides grip and easy clean out in mud and sand. The Pro Runner is built for high performance with its lightweight design. Available in size 33x9.5Rx15 for front and rear use. PRO ARMOR CRAWLER XG - UTV Pro Armor’s Crawler XG is a universal terrain tire designed for maximum grip on trails or rocks. It features an aggressive tread pattern and 8-ply rated Armor Belt construction with triple-belted sidewalls for superior performance and puncture resistance. For front and rear use. Available in a variety of sizes for 14-inch through 16-inch diameter wheels. SAND FRONT - UTV Pro Armor’s Sand Front Tire is an 8-ply design featuring a unique 3-tiered pattern to deliver hard turning bite and eliminate front end drift. Flexible sidewalls add flotation and stability to the lightweight tire. Available in size 32x12x15. SAND REAR - UTV Pro Armor’s Sand Rear Tire is a 4-ply, 16-paddle design with 1-inch scoops for the ultimate in sand traction. Flexible sidewalls and light weight add flotation and stability. Designed for rear wheel use only, and available in size 32x15x15. RADAR TIRES RENEGADE R7 M/T - TRUCK The Renegade R7 M/T is a mud terrain tire designed specifically to provide superior traction and handling for extreme off-road applications. It features an aggressive tread pattern with a high void ratio and open shoulder design for maximum traction in tough conditions, along with state-of-the-art stone-ejector technology and 3-ply casing construction for durability and strength. Available in a variety of sizes for 16-inch through 22-inch diameter wheels. RADAR TIRES RENEGADE R/T - TRUCK The Renegade R/T is an all-new rugged terrain tire designed for exceptional off-road performance and on-road comfort. The Renegade R/T gives drivers a choice of looks with reversible dual sidewall designs with dagger-shaped or flaming demon shaped side lugs. It features wide, interlocking center tread blocks for better traction and even wear characteristics. Highly reinforced 3-ply sidewalls provide extra puncture protection and enable heavier loads, providing an F-Load rating in some sizes. Available in a variety of sizes for 17-inch through 24-inch diameter wheels. RENEGADE A/T PRO - TRUCK The Renegade A/T PRO is a brand new all-terrain tire engineered for exceptional off-road performance, along with a smooth, quiet on-road ride. It features a special silica based tread for outstanding cut and chip resistance, and a new “M-sipe” designed to provide maximum grip in all conditions. An optimized, interlocking tread block pattern provides a smooth ride and reduces wear. The rattlesnake-inspired dual-sidewall design allows you to choose a ”fang” style for added traction, or a “rattle” side for added protection. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 17-inch through 22-inch wheels. RENEGADE A/T5 - TRUCK The Renegade A/T5 is the top all-terrain tire from Radar Tires. It features unique stone-ejector technology that prevents stones from drilling and lodging in the tread. Designed for off-road use while providing good characteristics in on-road driving, the all-season A/T5 features wide center tread blocks for better weight distribution and even wear. Multiple lateral grooves and angled sipes provide enhanced traction on all surfaces. The A/T5’s 3-ply construction reduces the risk of punctures in tough conditions and helps provide sure-footed handling responses. Available in a variety of sizes to fit 15 through 22-inch diameter wheels, including some sizes with an F-Load rating.

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