Armor-Tek3 carcass construction contributes to the durability of the S/T MAXX by adding strength to the sidewall and tread area. A unique angled ply construction absorbs and helps dissipate tire impact forces that can damage a tire in harsh off-road conditions.
Blended natural rubber and silica based tread compound provides exceptional wet traction and confident handling on the highway, while also delivering excellent cut and chip resistance on unpaved, rocky and gravel terrain.
Stone ejector ribs help to discharge stones and resist stone drilling.
Enhanced buttress design provides additional off-road traction, abrasion and puncture resistance. its rugged design minimizes the potential for damage due to scrapes and abrasion when used in difficult terrain.
Alternating 4-5-rib tread pattern gives the S/T MAXX a bold look, while providing enhanced on- and off-road performance. The pattern geometry and internal siping provides an optimized blend of all-season and off-road traction performance. The 4-5-rib tread element design of the S/T MAXX randomizes tread block impacts with the road surface resulting in remarkably low noise for a tire of its class.
Micro-gauge siping with rounded corners in the tread provide increased tread block rigidity and vehicle stability while reducing the potential for stone retention and stone drilling into the tread elements. The rounded corners reduce stress concentrations to enhance crack and tear resistance of the tread blocks.