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BFGoodrich Tires Unveils Next-Generation Mud-Terrain T/AKM Concept Tire

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/Akm Concept TireWith the unveiling of the BFGoodrich® Mud Terrain T/AKM concept tire, BFGoodrich Tires is taking tire design to the consumer. In a truly unique approach, BFGoodrich Tires is using consumers to test the Mud-Terrain's feasibility both in terms of form and function, using consumer surveys at numerous off-road motorsports and trade show events to gauge reactions to the design and provide consumers a voice in the tire's direction.

Designed to fit a 22-inch wheel, the Mud-Terrain T/A®KM concept tire (size: LT335/55R22) addresses the growing trend of larger wheel diameters, both in the original equipment and the replacement tire markets, and features an aggressive, performance-oriented tread pattern that resonates with the tire marketplace.

"Our ongoing commitment to the people who ride on our tires continues to focus on providing products that drivers want and bringing the best possible equipment to market," said Gary Enterline, light-truck category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "While we are evaluating all of our feedback, our goal is, and always will be, to only introduce a new design if it is what our customers want and if it can perform better than the previous version."

The concept Mud-Terrain T/AKM tire features a massive 12-inch-wide tread pattern that is one of the largest light truck treads the brand has ever produced. The concept tire includes BFGoodrich's proprietary TriGardTM sidewall construction, which features three heavy-duty plies and an extremely capable, go-anywhere tread design. The tire also features DiggerLugz™ technology, giving it the ability to power through the most difficult terrain and conditions in the world and leave the competition literally eating its dust.

The Mud-Terrain T/A®KM tire is known as the premier do-it-all, mud-eating, terrain-taming king of off-road tires. One of the most influential products in the off-road world, the Mud Terrain T/AKM tire has dominated off-road motorsports since its inception in 1980. The tire's pedigree includes running the punishing Baja 1000, multiple championships in the ultra-competitive Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) series and being one of the first tires used in professional rock crawling competitions. Incorporating advanced engineering concepts and design elements gleaned from 18-consecutive Baja 1000 victories, the Mud-Terrain T/A®KM tire is built to perform where others cannot and is equally at home in the most extreme of terrains or on local streets.

For additional information, please visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www.bfgoodrichtires.com.

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