The World’s Largest Street Legal Off-Road Tire – Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS
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We constantly scour the internet in search of the newest and coolest parts for your trucks. This week we're taking a look at one awesome product that is sure to impress.
Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS
It's a little known (or cared about) fact that most of the extra-large off-road tires seen on the trail aren't actually street legal. That's right, to be driven on the highway tires need to be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Finding out that these extreme off-road tires aren't DOT approved shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. Much like multi-piece beadlock wheels, most authorities tend to turn a blind eye to non-DOT tires. However, if there's ever an accident that warrants investigation, and your rig is running non-DOT tires, you better believe things will get complicated in a hurry.
Thankfully, there's now a solution for the person that wants to run up to a monster 58-inch tall tire on the highway. Mickey Thompson, a leader in extreme off-road tire innovation, recently debuted the new Baja Pro XS at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and it's now available for purchase. This DOT-approved extreme off-road tire is available in 10 sizes from 35- to 58-inch and for wheels from 16- to 24-inch. The tread pattern is directional and massively deep, measuring 27/32nds of an inch. A 35x13.50R17 Baja Pro XS tips the scales at 74 pounds, while the largest 58-inch version weighs a whopping 233 pounds each.
Massive Sidebiters and scalloped shoulder lugs provide unrivaled grip, while mud scoops work to clear even the stickiest of slop with ease. The tire's symmetric and directional tread pattern also works to provide traction and cleaning power in the deepest of mud. Oh, did we mention this tire is designed with mud in mind? Mud, along with rock crawling, are its sweet spot, though looking ultra-cool is a third skill the folks at Mickey Thompson are quite proud of. And with a tough, 4-ply bias construction, this new tire can handle just about any terrain.
With these new tires from Mickey Thompson, your truck, buggy, or Jeep will surely be the king of the mud pit, dominate the rock garden, and look awesome on cruise night. They aren't for the faint of heart, or light of wallet, as the smallest size will set you back about $400 a piece, while the largest 58-inch Baja Pro XS costs a stunning $1,200 each.
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & WheelsStow, OH