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Hercules Raptis WR1 UHP Line Gets Four Size Additions: Proven performer now available in 27 SKUs, popular 16 to 20 inch sizes

FINDLAY, OHIO, October 28, 2013 – The ultra high performance, W-speed rated Raptis WR1 from Hercules Tire will soon be available in four new 17-inch sizes. The Raptis WR1 combines sleek, modern aesthetics and exceptional steering response with a silica compound and an asymmetric tread design to deliver high-performance character all year round. New sizes include:

  • 215/50ZR17 95W XL   
  • 225/50ZR17 98W XL
  • 225/55ZR17 101W XL
  • 235/45ZR17 97W XL

Popular vehicles accommodated by the new sizes include Acura TL and TSX, Chevy Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Focus and Fusion, Kia Optima, Lincoln MKZ, Volvo S60 and more.

The Hercules Raptis WR1 features a limited 35,000 mile/55,000 km mileage warranty that includes Hercules’ industry-leading road hazard protection. The Raptis WR1 also contains non-aromatic oil (NAO), which reduced the carbon footprint, working toward a cleaner environment. In total, the Hercules Raptis WR1 line offers 27 SKU’s with rim diameters ranging from 16 to 20 inches.

The new Raptis WR1 sizes will be available from Hercules Tires dealers and distributors by the end of 2013.

About the Hercules Tire & Rubber Company 

The Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, is a leading marketer of replacement tires in the USA, Canada and globally. Hercules offers an extensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, trailer, off-the-road, industrial and specialty tires manufactured by a worldwide supplier network.

Hercules has developed a strong reputation among its customers for its broad range of quality products, making the Hercules Brand and its associate brands some of the most sought-after proprietary brands in the industry. In addition, Hercules distributes over 20 leading national branded tire programs, and collectively offers over 10,000 skus.

Hercules operates regional wholesale warehouses in California, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Montreal under the name TDW (Tire Dealers Warehouse) or Hercules Tire Canada. Hercules operates on an international basis, in over 75 countries, from warehouses in the USA, Canada, and China under the name Hercules Tire International. In all, Hercules Tire operates over two million square feet of warehouse space globally.

Additional information can be found at www.herculestire.com.

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