Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment: we are halfway to Christmas, we’ve been good and we are probably going to treat ourselves this year…and that doesn’t mean a second round at the dessert table, either. We could by tools, or car parts, or spend the holidays taking a break, but then we see videos of these neat, super-realistic scale remote-control vehicles and it’s just like when we were kids, looking through the Sears catalog (remember that?) and seeing the scale musclecars…we want one. Badly. Something that we can take outside and mess around in the snow with. And if we get to the point where we pull the trigger on one, we know that traction shouldn’t be an issue, because BFGoodrich has partnered up with Pro-Line Racing to create scale versions of the new Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire that the company put to the test out on the Rubicon Trail earlier this year. If you’re going to have a super-realistic R/C toy, shouldn’t it have real tires to go with it? Of course it should.
GREENVILLE, S.C., July 17, 2018 — Radio-control car enthusiasts have a new way to improve
the performance of their RC vehicles. BFGoodrich® Tires, a leader in off-road tire development
for the past 40 years, has partnered with Pro-Line Racing, a leader in RC parts and
accessories, to reimagine the BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 as a fully-licensed RC
The BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3, released on June 1, is the next-generation off-road
tire for extreme conditions. It was the first tire launched on the notorious Rubicon Trail in the
Sierra Nevada, rated one of the most difficult off-road trails in America. Long known as the
leading brand for hardcore off-road enthusiasts, BFGoodrich has infused the new tire with
technologies that improve climbing, traction and toughness in mud and on rocks. Those
technologies have inspired the miniature KM3 RC tire.
Pro-Line Racing was given early access to the life-size Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 design specs to
recreate the tire for the small-scale rock-crawling community. The RC-version KM3 tires share
the tread pattern and other technical attributes with the full-size tires often seen on Jeeps,
trucks, SUVs and UTVs. The full-size and RC-size tires’ aggressive tread lugs bite into loose
soil and feature increased traction for climbing both in mud and on rocks.
The new RC tire also features deep, self-cleaning independent tread blocks and linear
transverse flex zones to provide grip for the toughest obstacles RC vehicles face.
The BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A® KM3 RC tires fit 1.9-inch RC crawler wheels and are 4.75-
inches tall by 1.77-inches wide, with more sizes to come. They are made with Pro-Line Racing’s
proprietary G8 rock-crawling compound, for a balance of traction and wear resistance in RC
“Launching both RC KM3 tires and KM3 tires for full-size vehicles highlights BFGoodrich’s long
history of innovating off-road tire technology. At any scale, the KM3 increases your capability to
pursue your passion,” said Stephen Peters, brand director for BFGoodrich North America.