Re: Staggered tire sizes front/rear?
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But as for more tyre planted weight I think you may have it wrong. A narrow tyre will place more weight than a widey. The wide tyres will float better, but a skinny will dig better.
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I didn't make myself clear enough. You see, one thing I've noticed with my Samurai is that while the front end climbs wonderfully, the weight transfer to the rear on steep inclines causes the rear tires to start digging. I want the greatest area of weight distribution possible, especially for snow. On my Samurai, I run 33x14.50 Swamper SSRs and would love to be able to distribute the weight even more, to keep the tires from digging. By staying on top of whatever the surface is, the vehicle stays much more mobile.
I know there's no way I could easily fit 31x12.50's on the front of a Sidekick without lots of "persuasion" so that's why I thought to run the standard size SSRs up front and the fattie SSRs out back, where tire clearance won't be an issue. And since I'd be getting different-width tires in back anyway, getting different backspacing would also not be a problem.
Thanks for your thoughts, guys! I'm actively dreaming about the Sidekick I want to build one of these days soon. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
-- Geoff Beasley