With 12% more lateral grooves, the tread pattern of the Courser AXT (SUV) was designed to tackle tough off-road terrains while providing superior on-road performance and handling.
The wide, center tread elements have an open groove design for better off-road traction but are tied together with our ramp-lock feature that provides a stable feel on the highway, even under heavy loads.
The variable full-depth siping within the tread elements help maintain the wet traction capabilities of the tire as well as provide an attractive worn appearance throughout the life of the tire.
The tread compound of the Courser AXT (SUV) is infused with silica. The silica, in conjunction with the tread design features, improve tha all-weather traction and overall treadwear.
The intermediate tread elements are tied together in pairs, with our ramp-lock design. This ramped feature helps reduce stone retention by pushing gravel towards the wide, circumferential grooves for easy release.
The wide angled siping forms a continuous 'S' sahpe to maximize the stability of each tread element. This gives the tire many sipe edges for wet and winter traction, without sacrificing the tire's handling characteristics.
The wide, zig-zag shape of the circumferential grooves provides increased soft surface and snow traction.
The tire's profile is designed to improve handling characteristics and promote even treadwear in highway applications.
A combination of the engineered tread pattern and computer optimized pitch sequence minimizes the sound vibration to deliver a quiet ride.