Posted on September 01, 2007

BFGoodrich® Tires Proves Bigger is Better with the Release of the New Mud-Terrain™ T/A® KM2 Tire

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The BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain™ T/A® KM2 tire can take anything and throw it right back. Designed from the mud up, it is built to eclipse any obstacle - and any other tire - on the trail. BFGoodrich Tires' brain trust of engineers and designers improved the performance and styling of the previous BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire to give serious off-roaders the edge with a stronger, more capable tire than anything seen before. After all, when the pavement ends, there is no such thing as an unfair advantage. The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 will ultimately be available in the largest number of sizes and fitments over the course of the next two years and will go on sale today.

With more off-roaders going big these days in their choice of trucks, lift kits and tire sizes, BFGoodrich Tires has the solution for nearly every application. The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 tire will ultimately be available in 34 sizes, ranging from LT215/75R15 to 42x14.50R20 to satisfy today's core off-road enthusiasts. Introductory sizes available in September 2007 will include 16 sizes focusing on larger rim and overall tire diameters.

"One look at its ‘Krawler-like' tread and you can tell the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 isn't merely an update of a previous tire. It's a completely different animal," said Joe Mazur, light-truck category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "However, off the trail, the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 has surprisingly good manners, which makes it one beast that's easy to live with."

Inspired by the BFGoodrich Tires Krawler™ T/A® KX which is the most successful tire in rock-crawling history, BFGoodrich Tires has incorporated Krawler TeK® into the BFGoodrich Tires Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 TriGard® sidewall. Krawler TeK consists of three components that dramatically improve the sidewall strength as compared to the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire. These three components consist of: aggressive sidewall lugs, cut- & chip- resistant sidewall compounds and sidewall cords that are up to 33 percent stronger than the previous Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire. These advancements allow for more bite and sidewall protection along with increased strength and resistance to bruising caused by rocks and rough trails.

Sporting the same attractive raised white lettering on the sidewall as its predecessor, the Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 commands respect in all environments. Additionally, the Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 boasts exceptional even wear characteristics and outstanding grip due to its Krawler-inspired tread design and a more Linear Flex-Zone across the face of the tread. The result is a tire with an aggressive look and appeal partnered with unbelievable traction either off-road or around town.

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally (Dakar and WRC) and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle.

Current sizing available for the Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 tire:

Tire Size Overall Diameter (in) MSPN
35x12.50R17/D 34.8 38371
35x12.50R18/D 34.8 28459
37x12.50R17/D 36.8 02707
37x12.50R18/D 36.8 97218
37x12.50R20/D 36.8 39143
38x14.50R17/D 37.8 23241
40x14.50R17/C 39.9 10977
42x14.50R20/C 41.8 96757
LT245/70R17/e 30.8 99340
LT285/70R17/D 33 36575
LT305/55R20/e 33.5 20881
LT305/60R18/e 32.6 31489
LT305/65R17/e 32.8 34424
LT315/75R16/D 34.8 24970
LT325/60R20/D 35.6 34143
LT335/55R22/D 36.7 10687


* Additional sizes will be added in September 2008.

About BFGoodrich

BFGoodrich Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 50 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, www.BFGoodrichRacing.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BFGoodrichTires.

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