The new off road tire for vans and SUVs by Loder Tires
Since the introduction of the EU tire label, the number of off-road tires that can be approved has been falling steadily and is now approaching zero for some formats. Because the big tire manufacturers only “label” tire types and dimensions for Europe that promise correspondingly high sales figures in the EU countries. Especially hit by these restrictions are niche sizes for Pickups and 4×4 Camping Vans.
Their rough profile tires have to comply with the EU Tire Label’s exacting criteria; the biggest hurdle here is often the noise emission limit. Developing a tire that conforms to the stringent regulations and offers the features needed by SUVs and Vans, that seek to travel the world proved to be quite the challenge. Hoever that’s where the old adage “where there’s a will there’s a way” comes in. It’s one that delta4x4, the Bavarian off road tuning specialist, firmly believes in. SUV off road tires are delta4x4’s forte.
The tire size 33×12,5R18 or 305/60R18 in metric measurements is of great use for lifted trucks and other off-roaders, however Vans and SUVs meant for international exploration put the emphasis not on the rugged profile or the large sidewall but on the load the tire is rated for. After all, carrying an entire household plus supplies, water and certain comforts does add up quite quickly. Since no tire could offer these features delta4x4 themselves stepped in. Their development team created its own tailor made off road tire for European operating conditions.