Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) will roll out its Falken WildPeak R/T in December. The tire has been developed for lifted trucks, SUVs and high-powered diesel pickup trucks.
SRNA officials say the tire blends "the off-road strengths of a mud-terrain (tire) with the on-road benefits of an all-terrain" tire.
“Falken is experiencing tremendous consumer interest and emphatic usage from our WildPeak inventory and we’ve received requests for more choices, which has led us to develop the R/T tire,” says Rick Brennan, vice president of strategic planning, SRNA.
The R/T offers the kind of traction found on the Falken Wildpeak M/, plus the tread life and stability that the Falken Wildpeak A/T delivers, according to SRNA officials. The tire features SRNA's proprietary, three-ply Duraspec Sidewall Technilogy, which has been engineered to withstand extreme off-road conditions, plus two high-ply turnups "to provide an extra later of protection."
“The R/T is built to conquer any terrain, whether the customer is towing, hauling or crawling,” says Brennan, who adds
When launched in December 2022, the tire will be offered in 48 sizes, including seven Load Range F sizes, fitting wheels ranging from 16 inches to 22 inches in diameter. Popular fitments will include the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado, the Ford Bronco and F-Series, the Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler, Ram trucks, and Toyota’s 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra.