Following the sales success of and continuing demand for Falken Tires’ Wildpeak tire lineup, the brand will introduce its fifth Wildpeak line, Falken Wildpeak R/T Tires, available starting in December 2022. Developed for lifted trucks, SUVs and high-powered diesel pickups, the Falken Wildpeak R/T will set a new benchmark for the rugged terrain tire category. The Wildpeak R/T features the ultimate hybrid terrain tread pattern, blending the off-road strengths of a mud-terrain with the on-road benefits of an all-terrain.
Built to deliver an ideal combination of traction, durability, and longevity, the Wildpeak R/T was designed to become the tire of choice for those who spend as much time on the road as they do on the rocks. The R/T offers the kind of traction found on a Wildpeak M/T plus the tread life and stability expected from a Wildpeak A/T.
Among the key highlights of the Wildpeak R/T are its durability off-road due to an aggressive upper sidewall which protects the tire from sharp rocks, while offset shoulder blocks provide claw-like traction at low-tire pressures and through off-camber situations. Additionally, the tire’s wide-open shoulders maintain mud and rock defense measures which shed mud from the tread grooves, protecting the vehicle against the elements, increasing its off-road traction and preventing rocks from puncturing the base of the tread.
Adding in Falken’s proprietary DURASPEC Three Ply Sidewall technology allows the Wildpeak R/T to withstand extreme off-road conditions. DURASPEC’s two high-ply turn-ups provide an additional layer of protection.
Finally, Tectonic tread blocks with step-down support features have been engineered to minimize block squirm, which is especially important to enhance stability when towing and hauling. With heat diffusers in the lower sidewalls, the R/T is able to protect internal tire components and keep critical areas of the tire cool, again ensuring vehicle stability while towing or carrying heavy loads.
Launched in December 2022, the tire offers in 48 SKUs including seven Load Range F sizes, with rim sizing planned to be available from 16- to 22-inch. Popular fitments will include Chevrolet’s Colorado and Silverado, Ford’s Bronco and F-Series, Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler, Ram trucks, and Toyota’s 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra. Falken Tires also will offer a 30-day Ride Guarantee and its highly regarded Road Hazard Protection package.