S.C. – The BFGoodrich®
the tire that made a name for itself by winning seven out
of a possible 10 major championships in 2002 rock crawling
competition, is now available to consumers through retail
outlets carrying BFGoodrich tires.
BFG is offering the tire in two sizes – a 35x13.50R15
and a 37x12.50R17, with the 17-inch dimension available
in two versions.
innovative move that’s an industry first, one version
of the17-inch tire can be ordered with about 50 percent
of the tread area left blank, to be custom grooved by the
consumer. This tire is intended for those who have customized
their vehicles to meet the specific needs and conditions
of extreme rock crawling and off-roading.
other 17-inch version, like the 15-inch size, features a
full tread design made up of huge, aggressive lugs for maximized
traction. It can be run as-is, or “fine tuned”
for specific applications.
response to prototype versions of the Krawler T/AKX
has been extraordinary,” said Scott Dishman,
marketing manager for BFGoodrich light-truck tires. “We
worked hard to develop the ultimate tire that would help
provide drivers with the unique traction capabilities and
exceptional durability they need in rock crawling. Given
our success in competition last year 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.”
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 performance and durability of the Krawler
providing valuable technical information, teams running
the Krawler T/AKX 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
because the Krawler T/AKX is now available to
consumers doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped work
on it,” Dishman said. “As far as our
engineers are concerned, the process doesn't have an end
point. We will use a version of the Krawler T/AKX as a development
tire to continue exploring new concepts, and we’ll
continue to use motorsports as a venue for testing them.”
of the on-going development program this season, BFGoodrich®
Tires will be evaluating a 39-inch dimension as well as
some different compounds and constructions.
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.