New Wildpeak M/T Completes Falken LT Line
Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. has long had a Falken Wildpeak H/T and a Falken Wildpeak A/T (first the A/T01, then the A/T02, now the A/T3W) available to tire dealers.
At its dealer meeting last October, the company offered up a sneak peek of the Wildpeak M/T along with three other tires ("Falken Rolls Out 4 New Tires; 8 More to Come"). Sumitomo executives officially launched the tires at an ongoing ride-and-drive in Phoenix, Ariz., which began this week.
Modern Tire Dealer is showcasing each tire over the next four business days. In our March 10, 2016, Web report, we showcased the WildPeak A/T3W, a Twitter sensation.
Today (March 11) we look at the WildPeak M/T, which features the company's proprietary three-ply Duraspec Sidewall Technology. This is the second of our four reports by MTD Editor Bob Ulrich. Stories on the Sincera SN250 A/S (a performance touring tire) and Azenis FK450 A/S (an ultra-high performance all-season tire) will follow.
According to Sumitomo, the new M/T has "exceptional road manners thanks to an optimized variable three-pitch tread pattern and precision manufacturing technology." From a noise standpoint, the tire was very quiet for an M/T tire on the highway, according to Sami Soussi, owner of Tire Depot Co.
The Duraspec Sidewall Technology was developed "to sustain the most punishing off-road conditions, says Sumitomo. In addition to its three-plies, it features two high turn-up plies that provide additional layers of protection and durability.
The Wildpeak M/T i available in 25 LT sizes.
30x9.50R15LT 104Q 31x10.50R15LT 109Q
33x12.50R15LT 108Q 35x12.50R15LT 113Q
LT235/85R16 120/116Q LT245/75R16 120/116Q
LT265/75R16 123/120Q LT285/75R16 126/123Q
33x12.50R17LT 114Q 35x12.50R17LT 121Q
37x12.50R17LT 124Q LT235/80R17 120/117Q
LT255/75R17 111/108Q LT265/70R17 121/118Q
LT285/70R17 121/118Q LT295/70R17 121/118Q
35x12.50R18LT 123Q LT275/70R18 125/122Q
33x12.50R20LT 114Q 35x12.50R20LT 121Q
37x13.50R20LT 127Q LT305/55R20 121/118Q
Popular fitments for the M/T include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-Series, Ram trucks, Jeep Cheokee, Nissan Titan, and Toyota Tacoma and Tundra.
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