I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: Solve a tire dispute for me!
Well, I have very limited experience with snow. But, muddybronco is on the right track, at least from what I believe. I have always said it depends on the mud. If you are in mud that is not all that deep...then it is good to have a narrow tire that will get down to the firm stuff and get traction. If you are in some really deep stuff, it would work good too...but you have to have the appropriate clearance for it. Or, you can have wider tires to stay up on the top...the more aggressive the tread in this case the better, that way they get traction...where there isn't really much to get...and self clean well too. Most people run a happy medium without planning to, and it works out well. To me that's the best anyway because unless you are always in the same stuff you will have different types of mud and whatever anyway. In something like sand you always want to stay up on top, unless it's 8" of sand on top of hard ground...but when do you really ever find that. It's usually sand...with plenty of sand underneath. I think that a good average size mud tire is about the best set up someone can run. When I say average I mean normal dementions....not so much diameter. Run whatever diameter you want 33, 35, 38, 44. I would just aviod exceptionaly narrow tires, or overly wide ones, unless they are being used in a specific area.