Big Tires
Many think that bigger is always better in the off-road world. But these vehicles really take the idea of bigger tires to the next level. Here are five vehicles that that push the envelope of “bigger is better” when it comes to running big off-road tires.

– Reflecting its 50-plus-year legacy at the forefront of performance tire development, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced a new 45,000 mile/73,000 km Tread Wear Warranty to back up the superior design and construction of its Baja ATZP3 off-road tire.

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– The light-truck industry was redefined in 1976 when BFGoodrich Tires released its first Radial All-Terrain T/A tire. Forty years later, the latest all-terrain tire ─ the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 ─ will continue to set the off-road standard on the reengineered 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, the most capable factory-available off-road pickup truck.

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13GREENVILLE, S.C. – BFGoodrich Tires recognizes two major milestones for the brand and the off-road industry at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The brand celebrates forty years since the introduction of its Radial All-Terrain T/A™ tire as well as its entry into SCORE Baja desert racing.

In 1975, BFGoodrich engineers traveled to Baja California, Mexico to test a new concept – a radial light truck tire for both off and on-road use. The company learned quickly that they could use the Baja peninsula as a real-life laboratory to develop tires. If they could withstand the grueling terrain of Baja, they had something.

BFGoodrich Tires unveiled its newest all-terrain tire, the KO2 T/A, back in 2014 to replace its long-standing KO all-terrain as its new flagship off-road tire. BFG just announced today that it is expanding its offerings for the KO2, a tire it hails as its “most advanced light truck tire ever.”


Most 4x4s will go surprisingly far off the pavement in showroom-stock form, but if you’re serious about wheeling, you need to build your rig into something more.

The new Extreme Country mud-terrain tire from Dick Cepek is one the newest additions to the tire line and is now available in 18 popular 15- to 20-inch sizes for trucks, Jeeps and 4x4s. This purpose-driven tire has been thoughtfully designed for sportsmen and off-road enthusiasts with a proven tread compound for excellent traction, responsive handling, even wear, longer life and a smoother, quieter ride.

A few weeks back, has the chance to travel to Northern Baja to test BFGoodrich’s newest tire, that All-Terrain T/A KO2, a tire that BFG hails as “our toughest all-terrain tire ever.”

Dunlop-12-7-11Buffalo, NY: Dunlop’s new Geomax® MX32TM and MX52TM tires have dominated AMA Supercross and Motocross, and these next-generation tires have now made their mark on the international FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship. This series is especially competitive for tire manufacturers, with five brands actively competing. Yet it was Dunlop that came out on top at the opening round, and decisively so.

Formerly known as MX1, the MXGP series features 450cc four-stroke machines, while the 250cc class retains its MX2 title. The opening round in Losail, Qatar, saw Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Gautier Paulin take the overall win (3-1) aboard his KX450F, while Max Nagl followed right behind to earn second overall (1-4) riding his Team HRC Honda CRF450R—with both Dunlop-sponsored riders using race-spec MX32 tires front and rear. Paulin’s Monster Energy Kawasaki teammate Steven Frossard finished a strong fourth on the day aboard the same tires, barely missing a podium sweep for Dunlop.

Mickey-Thompson-50-Years-Logo-10-31-13STOW, OH – The new Deegan 38 mud-terrain tire and SideBiter II Wheel from Mickey Thompson have each earned a 2013 Global Media Award. Petr Likholitov from Polniy Privod 4×4 representing the Russian Republic selected the Deegan 38 tire for this honor, and Henry Pierini from Auto Zulia representing Venezuela selected the SideBiter II wheel.

Introduced in 2004, the SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes specialty equipment product manufacturers considered to have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the U.S. Each judge carefully reviews and evaluates nearly 2,500 product entries before selecting the products that they feel would be of greatest interest to their readers, and most likely to succeed commercially.