As impressive as suspension and powertrain developments have come in recent years, one of the most important aspects of any vehicle are its tires, as it’s through the rubber that contract with the ground is made. While most of this thinking may relate to road tires, the same ideal holds true for off-roading tires. Now, Goodyear has announced that arrival of a new all-terrain tire, the Wrangler DuraTrac RT tire.
Designed with off-road-focused light trucks and SUVs in mind, this new all-season rubber features a Kelvar-reinforced sidewall to help resist punctures, abrasions and cuts in rough, off-road conditions. Meanwhile, a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation indicates that the tire features superb traction and control in wintery weather conditions.
“From summer off-roading to snowy on-road drives, the new Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac RT provides drivers with the power and versatility to take them where they want to go,” Goodyear Product Marketing Director Michiel Kramer claimed in a prepared statement. “Engineered with a proven tread pattern featuring more biting edges for enhanced grip, this versatile tire can help drivers take on any road or trail in any weather condition – rain, snow or shine.”
Backed by 50,000-mile or 80,000-kilometer treadwear limited warranty, the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac RT is available in 42 sizes ranging from 30- to 35-inches in outside diameter.
In regard to General Motors products specifically, the available sizes are mostly compatible with the OEM tire sizes on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, except the 275/60R20SL (RPO code QAE) tire that’s optional on most trim levels. However, it’s worth noting that there are no compatible sizes for the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon as of yet, at least compared to the OEM-specification tires.