JOHANNESBURG - An updated range of Mickey Thompson 4x4 tyres is available locally and the star of its range is the new Deegan 38.The name pays homage to truck-racing champion Brian Deegan and the new tyre is said to have been designed to provide traction "in the gloopy stuff – the kind of conditions where most tyres fill their tread pattern and the voids between the blocks with mud, making it as effective as a dragster’s slicks".The Deegan 38, in collaboration with Mickey Thompson engineers and Deegan’s competition expertise, is a serious off-road tyre but, the tyre supplier says, “one which has great street manners, too” and come in 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20” diametersIDEAL FOR DOUBLE CABS, SUVsThe tyremaker claims: “The large outer voids and bevelled tread edges enhance self-cleaning and lug integrity while wide offset lateral grooves channel water and mud away from the tread. Tighter-packed inner voids reduce noise and provide enhanced contact on tarmac.”Along the shoulder, Mickey Thompson's (tread-on-the-sidewall) SideBiters and unique shoulder scallops keep excess mud off the tread. The enhanced sidewall design,it's claimed, includes high-tensile ply cord for integrity, reduced rolling resistance and minimal heat build-up.The Deegan 38 fits double cabs and SUVs. It’s available in sizes up to 37” and in the P-metric sizing system, are available in 305/70/16, 315/75/16, 305/65/17, 315/70/17 and 305/60/18 and 305/70/18. The flagship of the range is a 305/55/20.MAXIMUM WHEN WETMike Harling, Mickey Thompsonn's South African agent, said: “We expect the Deegan to be a popular choice for those who want a specialised tyre which is still versatile enough to use year-round. It's been exhaustively researched for maximum performance in wet and muddy conditions but is more than able to hold its own on dry tarmac."It is pretty damn stylish too.”Click here to find out more about the Deegan 38. Prices start from R4 230.