TOPEKA, Kan. (March 4, 2002)—Goodyear announced it will expand its Wrangler MT/R tire line to 37-inch tire sizes and 15-inch wheel diameters.
The 37x12.50R15 LT tire will be available at retailers nationwide in April.
The tires will be produced at Goodyear's Topeka plant, the company said. The facility began producing large tires in the 1980s. Manufacturing “extreme” tires in Topeka was part of Goodyear's plan when it first introduced the Wrangler MT/R two years ago.
The factory also produces medium radial truck tires for tractor-trailer rigs.
“The Wrangler MT/R tire is perfect for ultra-sizing, given it's puncture resistant Durawall sidewall technology and its ultra-durability on the rocks,” a Goodyear spokesman said.
Wrangler MT/R tires are available in 20 sizes in 15-, 16- and 17-inch wheel diameters. Most are made in Goodyear's Fayetteville, N.C. plant. But the largest Wrangler MT/R 37x12.50R17 LT is made in Topeka for Hummer military and civilian vehicles.