Good tires on a car are an important item. It’s always nice to see great tire brands offered from the factory, especially on sports cars and trucks or SUVs alike. Still, I’m blown away by the fact that you can now get a 37-inch tire on a vehicle right off the showroom floor. That is a massive piece of rolling rubber, and it was once reserved for off-road race vehicles. Of course, top-spec Trophy Trucks are now running 40″ tires but at the rate we’re going a Ram TRX or Raptor R might offer something like that as well.
I’m driving the 2021 Ford Raptor this week. And it is wearing the optional 37″ BFGoodrich KO2 tires. They are insanely big. They add tons of weight to each corner. And I imagine the cost to replace one is high. Still, they do add a bit more capability to an already capable machine by raising the ground clearance and improving approach and departure angles. Also, you could probably smack into actual boulders on the trail and laugh it off.
What’s another example of a feature or option on a vehicle that you’re amazed is offered?
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