<font color=purple>Okay folks, let's hear what tires you run & WHY. Mudracer alluded to this subject in another thread, but I thought it merited it's own topic line. Anyhow, I'd like to hear what all you competitors use.
I'm running Q78 (35.5X11) Super Swamper TSL's. True height 35".
This is a switch from the 38X12.50 TSL's (true height 36.0") that I used to have. Here are the classes I typically run:
Hot Street up to 38.0" stamped height
Street Stock up to 36.5" stamped height
Street Stock up to 37.0" measured height
Street Stock LESS THAN 36.0" stamped height
The second group mentioned used to be 36.0" measured height & their switch to "stamped" height outlawed the 38's. All of the above classes are geared toward "bog" or "pit" style racing with stuck trucks happening frenquently.
I've been pleasantly surprised by the Q78's. With 27/32's of tread depth (compared to 23/32's on my 38's), they really bite HARD. They're only 1/2" shorter than 36" TSL's (typically the tallest tires against which I compete), which only costs me 1/4" of ground clearance. The surprise is that the Q's are outperforming the 38's in deep mud by a small margin. Not a surprise is that the occasional "drag" style pit that I encounter ends up making my truck run MUCH faster (and straighter) than with the wider 38's. And with group #4, they got me out of the 36-44" class & into the UNDER 36.0" class. That was a BIG help[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
Okay, who's next?</font color=purple>
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Got Mud?
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