Is The Goodyear Wrangler Territory the Best Off-Road Tire?

September 19, 2022

Goodyear Wrangler Territory Off-Road Tire Review

The Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud-Terrain tire has quickly grown into one of America's best for off-road vehicles of all kinds, to where it comes factory-equipped on the 700-horsepower RAM TRX, Silverado RealTree edition, and of course, the new Ford Broncos. So it must be, at the minimum, an alright tire, and if you've seen our Bronco off-road video review, you've already seen how well these tires can tackle any obstacle. But what makes them work so well, and are they are worthy choice for your build? We'll show you today - let's jump right into it!

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2021 Ford Bronco with Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires

Top Design Features of the Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud-Terrain Tire

Goodyear is no stranger to designing and engineering tires for the off-road enthusiast; they have one of the first off-road asymmetrical tread designs in the market with the MTR, and they've had the Wrangler Dirt Track for as long as we can remember, another highly successful and sought-after Goodyear model for all types of vehicles and use situations.

Now, with even more years of experience under Goodyear's belt, the technology on the Territory Mud-Terrain has really shined. Really, it's not a typical mud-terrain tread design - it looks more like a Dirt Track and has more of a hybrid design, being that the tread blocks are pitched at multiple angles and closely packed together throughout the center tread with wider, more aggressive shoulder blocks. With the angled pitch tread design throughout the entire footprint of the tire, there are always at least three to four tread blocks contacting the pavement in an angled pattern to cut down on the rubber-slapping-the-pavement noise that you'll normally experience with a mud tire.

With the closer, tightly-packed center tread design, this helps to optimize traction performance when braking, accelerating, and reducing road noise. The multiple angled tread blocks are not directly across from each other, and that again helps to reduce road noise too. Plus, on one side of the tread, the shoulder blocks are angled in a forward pattern, and on the other side, they're opposing and angled in the opposite direction to give you that advantage with traction, whether you're going forward or backward. The shoulder blocks on the Wrangler Territory are also scalloped on every other tread block to aid in scooping dirt, mud, snow, sand, or any other loose debris away, and this helps get you added traction.

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2021 Ford Bronco Base model with Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires

Is The Goodyear Wrangler Territory A Good Tire For Winter and Snow?

Unfortunately, the Territories are not three-peak mountain snowflake rated, and that's a pretty big disadvantage for all of us that see those frigid temperatures and snow. But we do like all the different patterns and siping throughout both the center tread and the tread blocks. The siping for wet surfaces, snow, or icy conditions is also plentiful across all the tread blocks, and the shoulder blocks have squiggly-shaped sipes to go along with the angled sipes of the center tread blocks.

Both of these make the Wrangler Territory a great tire for a variety of multi-terrain, multi-condition surfaces, and there are plenty of stone ejectors in between the shoulder lugs for not only eating and preventing stones from sticking in between the lugs, but also to help prevent sharp objects from stabbing into the base layer of the tread's contact patch and save you from an undesired tire change in an inconvenient location.

Top Performance Capabilities of the Goodyear Wrangler Territory Mud-Terrain Tire

The shoulder blocks of the Wrangler Territory also have tread-based stiffness designed into them at the base of the shoulder blocks to help maintain the rigidity of the shoulder lugs during hard cornering, or when climbing obstacles out on the trails. There are also strategically placed shoulder block cuts that will help assist you in slippery circumstances, as they'll act as additional siping while also allowing the outer portion of the tread blocks to flex slightly when hitting bumps in the road.

Closeup shot of Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT on Ford Bronco

How Is The Goodyear Wrangler Territory Constructed and is it High Quality?

The Wrangler Territory's tread compound is made with Goodyear's proprietary blend of silicon rubber, which helps give it a really great balance of optimized trail traction and road performance traction, while holding up really well during the duration of the life of the tire. You can beat these up to hell and back and they'll still hold up fine out on the trails, which is a pretty good testament to the strength and robustness that these tires have built into them.

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All this is to say that we wouldn't hesitate to run a set of Wrangler Territory tires on our own off-road vehicles, and we strongly recommend them if you're looking for a durable, long-lasting, high-quality tire that can get you through any situation on the open trails. The Wrangler Territory is available now in our store, so check it out, get it in the size that works best for you, and we'll have it shipped to your door within 10 days of purchase. Of course, let us know if you have any questions!

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