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Saffiro tires

Wheel Gallery may be popular for its Concept One brand of alloy wheels, which are mostly designed for passenger cars, but the wheel-and-tire aftermarket shop also carries products for SUVs and other off-road vehicles. Among other things, the store distributes Black Rhino truck wheels as well as Nitto Grappler tires.

Now, Wheel Gallery has expanded its off-road product line by introducing the Saffiro Maxtrac tire. Saffiro is an American tire company based in Los Angeles, California. To demonstrate the quality of its newest tire, the shop invited a handful of motoring journalists to drive a fleet of SUVs through Sierra Madre's rugged forest trails. The fleet was an all-Toyota lineup that included an LC71 Land Cruiser, an FJ Cruiser, a Fortuner and a Hilux (the last two generously lent by Toyota Motor Philippines). All the four SUVs were shod with Black Rhino wheels and Saffiro Maxtrac tires.

Helping organize the drive was Landcraft's Beeboy Bargas, who is quite familiar with the territory.

"Saffiro tires are manufactured for the driving enthusiast," says the tire brand's official website. "We always strive to anticipate consumer trends while creating value in our brand. Our tire sizing, tread patterns and rubber compounds combine modern aesthetics with cutting-edge technology."

Well, these photos show that Saffiro's Maxtrac rubber doesn't only look good but also has the 4x4 performance to back up the company's marketing claims.

 

Saffiro tires

Saffiro tires

Saffiro tires

Saffiro tires

Saffiro tires

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