LAS VEGAS -- Extreme tire diameters may have run their course.
Tire diameters touted at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show over the past few years seemed to be widening. But in reality, tire makers were looking to the moment when the wheels were so big they made the tire lose its effectiveness.
At the SEMA show here last month, some tire manufacturers suggested that moment may have come. For others, the possibility is still out there.
Hankook Tire America Corp., of Wayne, N.J., showed a 30-inch tire that will be available in the first quarter of 2006.