The Goodyear Fortera SL Edition is a high performance all season truck tire, developed for street and sport truck use. It also comes in large diameter rim sizes for crossovers, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks. Much like the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition, the Fortera SL Edition is made to handle any weather situations that you throw at it, whether dry, wet, or even in light snow. The Goodyear Fortera SL Edition features a long lasting tread compound, made to provide excellent wet weather traction, while also offering a smooth quiet ride. Goodyear then molded the tread compound used in the SL Edition, into a directional tread design, with a wide circumferential rib to help increase even treadwear. Long, wide shoulder blocks, wrap around the outside of the tire to help provide awesome responsive handling. The middle rib, and outer grooves also help to channel water away from the middle of the tread, away from the contact patch, helping to improve hydroplaning resistance, and promote wet weather traction. Siping in the tread of the tire increases the biting edges and enhance traction in rain and light snow. The internal structure of the tire features dual steel belts reinforced by nylon, to help with high speed durability.