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Buy tyres with rim fringe protector

Tyres with a wheel rim fringe protector have the following markings on their sidewalls:

  • RFP for Rim Fringe Protector
  • FP for Fringe Protector
  • MFS for Maximum Flange Shield
  • FR for Felgen Ripen
  • FSL for Felgenschutzleiste
  • ML for Mit Leiste

These wheel rim protectors often equip low-profile tyres, since the wheel rims are often more exposed to impacts than when fitted on conventional tyres.

They generally cost a little more than tyres without such protection. Expect to pay an extra 10% to 15% in price.

Where can I find tyres with a rim fringe protector?

We have more than 5,000 references in stock with this feature. Here is the list of the most popular tyres equipped with rim fringe protectors.

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport
  • Pirelli Scorpion Verde
  • Pirelli Pzero
  • Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance
  • Continental PremiumContact 6
  • Continental SportContact 6
  • Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Ecopia
  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
  • Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • Falken Azenis FK510
  • Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 K120
  • Kleber Quadraxer 2
  • Kleber Krisalp HP3

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Rim protection tires are very useful for certain categories of vehicles. They have specific features that make them particularly practical and functional. Would you like to equip your SUV or other vehicles with these innovative tire bands? If so, then you are in the right place. In this guide, we offer practical advice that will help you make a good choice among the many high-end rim protection tire models in our catalog.

What are the characteristics of rim protection tires?

Rim protection tires are equipment characterized by a thicker edge than that of classic tires. The point of contact between these types of tires and the vehicle's rim is equipped with a very reinforced rubber layer. They are recognizable thanks to this characteristic. A special marking also allows them to be recognized among other types of tires. This mention usually varies from one manufacturer to another.

The following table lists the markings most often found if you want to buy rim protection tires from major brands.












Rim Protection Cord

Flange Rim

Fringe Protector


Rim Guard

Maximum Flange Shield

Rim Flange Protector

Rim Protection Bar

Rim Protector

Manufacturer(s) who use it


Continental, Semperit

Michelin, Goodyear

Bridgestone, Pirelli


Dunlop, Falken

Goodyear, Yokohama, Avon


BFGoodrich, Hankook

Moreover, on the market, tires with a rim protection edge cost a little more expensive (10 to 15% on average) than standard models of the same dimensions.

What are the advantages of rim protection tires?

As its name suggests, the rim protection tire helps to preserve the integrity of the rim on which it is mounted. Indeed, when driving in town, it is not uncommon for tires to slide against a curb or another rigid surface after a bad maneuver. With the classic tires that are mounted on cars, this type of incidents usually cause abrasion or slight deformation of the rim. If nothing is done, this can lead to more serious problems in the long term: generalized corrosion for example. By equipping your vehicle with rim protection tires, you protect yourself against these problems. In case of friction of your wheels against a curb, it is the reinforced gums that will absorb the blows, and not your rim.

The reinforced rubber edge also protects your tires when you drive on uneven surfaces and offers better driving comfort. It reduces the risks of cracks and bulging due to sudden and excessive collisions between the rims and the tires. Therefore, your wheels will last longer than with standard tires without edge.

On which types of tires is the protection edge present?

In principle, all types of tires can have reinforced edge versions. The presence of a rubber reinforcement has no impact on the other characteristics of a tire and its performance. However, in practice, some types of tires need this protection more than others. These are mainly low-profile tires.

Low-profile tires are automotive accessories whose sidewall height/section width ratio is very low (less than 50%). They are appreciated by many motorists because they provide a good driving sensation. However, because of their particular dimensions, this makes the wheels very vulnerable to shocks and impacts. They also expose the rim to more or less significant damage in case of collision with a rigid surface.

On the other hand, if you usually used high-profile tires (standard size), you will not really need a protection edge. The reason is simple: at its widest point, the rubber of high-profile tires exceeds the contour of the rim, thus offering it good protection against shocks.

However, you can find on the market "high size" tires equipped with rim protection edges.

What are the elements to analyze before choosing your tires?

To choose your rim protection tires, here are some elements that you should take into consideration.

The type of edge

Not all rim protection tires have the same type of edge. Some models have an edge with a bead while others do not. What is the difference between these two types of edges?

As its name suggests, the rim protection tire with bead has a rubber that overflows outward at the point of contact with the rim. This rubber is clearly visible and extends around the entire contour of the tire. This is the most common model.

Rim protection tires without a bead are equipped with a reinforcement along their inner circumference. This reinforced edge is almost parallel to the contour of the rim (it slightly exceeds it).

These two types of edges offer optimal protection to the tires and rims of your vehicle. But for more assurance and safety, we recommend you to opt for models that have a bead.

On the other hand, if you wish to install hubcaps on your rims while protecting them to the maximum, then you can opt for tires with internal reinforcement.

The brand

Not all rim protection tires available on the market offer the same performance. To be sure to get superior quality equipment, opt for products from major brands known for their expertise. On, you have access to a wide collection of high-end rim protection tires. We distribute products from the most prestigious tire manufacturers: Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Falken, Hankook, Kleber

In addition to these renowned manufacturers, we also have very high-performance tires from other less known brands. You will therefore surely find what suits you in our catalog, whatever your budget and needs.

How do I mount my rim protection tires?

You have no worries about mounting your rim protection tires purchased from We have partner garages throughout the territory that can mount high-quality rim-preserving tires on a rear road or a front wheel. You just have to choose the partner closest to you during the validation of your order and we take care of delivering your equipment and accessories to his address. Upon receipt of the order, he will contact you to make an appointment.

So make your choice in our catalog without further delay and take advantage of the best market prices to properly equip your vehicle and protect its rims.

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