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BFGoodrich® Tires Introduces Krawler T/A ®KX

BFGoodrich Krawler T/ALas Vegas, NV - The BFGoodrich® Krawler T/A®KX, the tire that has already made a name for itself in rock crawling competition, will be available to consumers early next year. Initially, two sizes will be offered – a 35x13.50R15 and a 37x12.50R17. The 17-inch dimension will come in two versions.

In an innovative move, BFG will offer one of those versions with a partial tread design, leaving about 50 percent of the tread area to be custom grooved by the consumer. This tire is intended for those who participate in extreme rock crawling and off-roading, and who want their vehicles to reflect their distinctive styles and needs. The other version, which is the same as the 15-inch size, features a full tread design made up of huge, aggressive lugs for maximum traction. It can be run as-is, or "fine tuned" for specific applications.

"The response to prototype versions of the Krawler T/A KX has been extraordinary," said Scott Dishman, marketing manager for BFGoodrich light-truck tires. "We worked hard to develop the ultimate tire that would provide drivers with the unique traction capabilities and exceptional durability they need in rock crawling. Given our success in competition and the overwhelmingly positive comments we're getting from those who've had a chance to run the tire, I'd say our engineers hit another home run."

In true BFG style of using competition in the final development phase for new products, engineers used feedback from those who tested prototype tires in a range of extreme conditions to refine the Krawler T/A KX's performance and durability.

"Real-world testing is so important," Dishman said. "We have a 30-plus-year history of using the knowledge we gain from motorsports and from testing in the extreme to give true enthusiasts the authentic performance they want."

Besides providing valuable technical information, teams running the Krawler T/A® KX were awesome in competition. They capped a very successful season by sweeping the top three spots in the Unlimited Class at the inaugural running of The SuperCrawl World Championships in Farmington, N.M., a by-invitation-only event, which attracted a field of 106 competitors.

In regular series' events, teams using BFGoodrich tires this season have won six championships so far and 22 of a possible 37 class wins.

Credit for the Krawler T/A KX's performance goes to the tire's construction and design features including:
Huge, aggressive lugs in the tread and sidewall areas for traction and resistance to punctures and bruising. They also enhance the tire's ability to grab and maintain grip in the full complement of rocks and rough terrain that make up the courses in rock crawling.
A four-ply race-proven nylon carcass with slightly angled alternate plies for increased puncture resistance.
Two lightweight-steel belts, which enhance the tire's ability to flex over rocks for optimum traction.
A specially formulated tri-polymer tread compound tuned for extraordinary traction and toughness that provides optimum grip and control on rocks and hard-packed dirt.
BFGoodrich® tires, made for people looking to take control of the driving experience, combine technological expertise with the experience gained in motorsports to offer a traction advantage for almost every type of vehicle and driving preference.

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