We enhanced the road-hugging properties of the shoulder and lug grooves. This ensures exceptional traction in off-road conditions. Optimizing the shape of the entire grounded portion of the tread also improves wear resistance.
The design of the shoulder section has been overhauled as well. In addition to improving the tire's follow-up durability, the appearance gives an aggressive feel.
The four wide, straight grooves enhance drainage performance and provide exceptional maneuverability and anti-aquaplaning capabilities on wet surfaces.
For the design, the lug grooves get narrower as they approach the center section and gradually wider as they approach the grounded edge of the shoulder. This helps to beat down off-road surfaces for greater traction.
Rather than have uniform block pitch in a circumferential direction, the tire employs pitch sequence of differing size. The frequency of the pitch is dispersed to reduce pattern noise. There is also less burden on the block, which contributes to a reduction in uneven wear.