Warrior tires are, hands down, the best all-terrain UTV tires we’ve ever made. They’re a complex and perfectly balanced combination of rubber, tread, and design that makes them outperform every other tire we put them up against.
We’ve spent thousands of hours here at SuperATV perfecting the tread pattern and carefully placing every sipe, lug, and detail. What we ended up with is a set of unique, patent-pending tread patterns that make up the Warrior line. You won’t find anything else that grips like a Warrior.
You’ve probably realized by now that we have three different Warrior Tires: the AT Warrior, the RT Warrior, and the XT Warrior. The Warriors are all very similar in design, but they each have their own defining characteristics.
They all feature our patent-pending tapered lug design, as well as ejector ribs and siping (more on those later). They also share the same aramid belt package that makes them so sturdy in corners and off-camber situations, and they all have an 8-ply rating. The difference is simply in the lug spacing, layout, and depth.
AT Warriors are DOT-approved and feature a 3/4″ tread depth with closely-packed lugs. The tight spacing between the lugs is the primary factor in making these tires DOT approved. And that large contact patch (where the rubber makes contact with the ground) makes it ride smooth on roads and trails alike. It’s the best DOT-approved UTV tire we’ve ever used. You can go from cruising on the highway to running through trails, gravel, mud, or dirt without missing a beat.
RT Warriors are the ultimate rock crawling tire and feature a 1″ tread depth with widely-spaced lugs. The tread pattern is also slightly different, which makes it a force to be reckoned with no matter what terrain you’re faced with. Throughout all our tests, the RT Warrior has shown that it won’t yield under lateral loads and has excellent forward grip in all conditions. The RT Warrior can handle any surface we throw at it, from wet, rocky roads and creek beds to mud, dirt, and grassy pastures.
*Update: We no longer sell RT Warrior Tires.
XT Warrior Tires are kind of like we smooshed RT and AT Warriors together. They have the all-purpose functionality of ATs with the aggressive grip of RTs. RTs might be better for rocks, but XTs will grip like crazy everywhere else. They’re so versatile that we even teamed up with SlikRok Productions to release SlikRok Edition XT Warrior Tires—they’re built for a bigger wheel and have a large diameter, which is perfect for the portal builds they love. They’re not DOT approved like ATs but if you’re looking for an aggressive all-terrain tire and you’re not spending much time in the rocks, XT is the tire for you.
We told you we’d talk about these tread pattern features later, didn’t we? The tapered lugs, ejector ribs, and siping are the little details that set these tires apart from the rest. We set out to make the ultimate all-terrain UTV tire, and we succeeded. From top to bottom, every inch of a Warrior promotes grip and performance. That’s why every detail matters to us, and they should matter to you, too.
I know “tapered pyramid” sounds like some gobbledygook, but bear with me because these things make a huge difference. Imagine each lug as a little pyramid. Now imagine little steps up the sides of those pyramids. Those steps are what give Warriors so much more traction than a standard lug. They force whatever dirt, mud, or soil that’s between the lugs to compress and pack in so that the tread has something solid to bite into. It’s like a tank track.
With all the gripping action of the tapered pyramid lugs, these tires must get pretty caked after just a little bit of riding, right? Wrong. That’s where the ejector ribs come in. Warrior Tires already have great clean-out properties due to their tread pattern, but the ejector ribs take it over the top. These small rubber ribs placed between each lug flex and vibrate as the tire rolls to dislodge whatever material has built up. As we all know, a clean tire is key to traction happiness. You can count on these tires to keep digging instead of sliding around caked in crud.
Now let’s talk about what happens on hard, solid surfaces. Warrior Tires are all-terrain tires, remember? To that end, we’ve included siping on every lug. A sipe is a small slit in the rubber that increases traction on the top of your lug. It’s like having little mini lugs all over the tire and they grab onto flat surfaces like roads, rocks, and granite slabs like nobody’s business.
All the best siping, patent-pending lugs, and ejector ribs won’t get you far if you don’t have the right rubber to back them up. That’s why we were careful in composing the perfect Durometer and durability in hard and soft variations to maximize grip. That’s right—we were careful in choosing a rubber compound for both hard and soft variations because we offer all sizes of Warriors in both variations. But how do you know whether hard or soft tires are right for you?
You’re probably already used to our hard rubber compound. Most UTV tires use some type of hard rubber compound. Ours is highly durable yet grips well across all surfaces. It’s really ideal for anybody that will spend most of their time on soft surfaces like mud, dirt, and loamy trails.
Our soft (or sticky) rubber compound is for people who rock crawl exclusively and for the hardcore rider who wants top performance no matter what. That’s because the softer material increases performance and traction in any riding condition, especially rocks and hard pack surfaces like desert short courses. The only downside is that they wear faster—the natural trade-off for a softer, stickier material. If you’re a professional racer or hardcore rock crawler, look no further than a soft rubber compound Warrior tire.
We know you you will love these tires because we’ve tested Warriors all across the country. Of course, we romped around our home turf here in Southern Indiana, taking them up hills, creeks, and trails where they gripped like they had spikes in them.
We’ve got some wild terrain here, but we also took them to the mountains of Tennessee to see how they would handle extreme inclines and deep mud. And we didn’t just test them out east—we took our Warriors to where they really shine in the Southern California desert.
They held their traction no matter how hard or loose the terrain was. From there we took a set to Moab, Utah to see how they handled the rockiest terrain on the planet and they exceeded expectations.
So pick up a set of Warrior Tires—the last tires you’ll ever need.