Introducing the fifth generation of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire.
According to BFGoodrich this tire offers improved climbing, traction, and toughness in the mud and over rock.
“The KM3 tire is essential equipment for serious off-road enthusiasts. We designed this tire for extreme toughness and traction,” says Harold Phillips, global general manager of the BFGoodrich brand. “Whether building for off-road fun or for extreme capability to reach outdoor activities, this tire was made to take drivers anywhere they want to go.”
The latest improvements feature better mud traction and anti-mud bars on the tire’s shoulders to release compacted mud for superior traction in even extreme off-road conditions.
BFG says the new tire thoroughly and consistently defies expectations. Here’s why:
- Terrain-attack tread design
- Massive tread blocks for incredible grip from any approach
- Advanced Krawl-TEK compound for better rock traction and enhanced grip on rock and slick surfaces
- Linear Flex Zone allows the tire to envelop objects for improved grip when climbing
- Traction-Armor Sidewall Sculpture and notched shoulder design boosts traction capabilities on dirt and rock
- CoreGuardMax technology makes sidewalls 27% tougher
Its improved sidewall protection, pinch shock resistance and chip-and-tear resistance on gravel were developed to meet extreme off-road challenges. Tougher sidewall technology helps prevent splitting or puncturing with increased thickness that protects the critical sidewall failure zone.
Your on-road comfort has also been considered with solid street performance and decent on-road noise levels for the ride to and from the trail.
To test the new tire’s toughness, BFGoodrich will launch the tire on the Rubicon Trail in the rugged Sierra Nevada range, 22 miles of the most challenging terrain in North America, with a difficulty rating of 10, the highest, most difficult rating possible. The test will take place in June on a variety of off-road vehicles.
A BFG History of Mud
Some say BFGoodrich wrote the book on radial all-terrain and mud-terrain tires. A look at their mud-tire history represents almost 40 years of improving technology:
1980: The world’s first radial light-truck performance tire, the radial Mud-Terrain T/A, makes its debut
1984: BFGoodrich introduces 35-inch radial Mud-Terrain T/A, the tallest light-truck tire in the world.
1988: Second-generation radial Mud-Terrain T/A is launched.
1993: The Moab Edition Mud-Terrain T/A is released.
2001: Third-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM debuts.
2007: Fourth-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is introduced.
2018: Fifth-generation Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 is launched globally.