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mud and snow

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 76zimmer, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    went into some deep snow today, and although only the rear diff was making tracks, I got stuck on a hill. I need better tires, something with bigger and deeper lugs.....so what do you run priamrily for the SNOW and MUD, and how do they perform secondary on sand, and rock. I'm thinking the bigger the lug the better, and would work well in both Snow and Mud, and probably on Sand too.
     
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    Mud and snow, you want a tall thin tire. (not to good on sand) I run a 7.50-16 for snow, it's about 31" tall and 7" wide. I once saw some 33" super swampers that were only 7" wide, haven't found them again yet though. Would like them for my DRW plow truck.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I was thinking more like a TRX US M/T or SWAMPER LTB
     
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    Matters what you want to do. I swap tires every winter/spring. I like the skinny tires to cut through the snow and get to the solid traction in the winter. And summer I like the wide tires, well they look cool. I think of it as-Tires are opossite of girls for the seasons.
     
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    Boggers= giant lugs.
     
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    So far I love the irok's they work good in the snow I went out the othe rnight and they were awsome. I hope to get in the mud real soon.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeh Mike, those did look great on your rig...and still virgin at the Boneyard weren't they?
     
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    Mickey Thompson MTZ excellent in the snow and mud :bow:
     
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    BFG Mt's work quite well, and so do the AT's.

    At's are better for mixed highway, MT's better for deep stuff. Terrible on ice though. Thats why the AT's are good. their new design is good...
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    In the deep stuff, like 15" plus?
     
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    you cannot simply say, a thinner tire is better on snow rather then a wider one. Depends if you have deep fresh snow or a thin layer of snow with non-slip surface below. Fact is that a good winter tire must have fine fins, not real big tread lugs with giant tread voids. MT's are good on fresh deep snow though, but not for wet snow of snow slush or even icy roads. However, I run AT's Bridgestone BT693 all the year without changing - no problems so far. They do a pritty good job all 4 seasons, even on grass and mud they are okay but far not perfect of corse.

    How about the Baja Belted? I read that they do very well on snow.
     
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    Yes they were virgin then, but I had a chance to play when we got that snow storm and the truck didnt act squirrely or anything, Hope to break the mud cherry soon, maybe we can go to the mounds soon now that the weather is breaking alittle.
     
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    JP's latest issue has a write-up and test of 13 different tires. Rates them in street, mud, sand, rock.
     
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    Massachusetts hasn't got even 1/2 of that this whole season :mad:. Our biggest snow storm was 4" of solid ice. So I couldn't tell you for deep snow, but I am very impressed with the tires thus far. I would recomend them to anyone. Mickey Thompson certainly did their homework when they designed these tires.
     
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    snow has too many different types to have a perfect snow tire. similar issues with mud. I am assuming you are talking about a fullsize which is not the lightest. a skinny tire will dig down to traction. unless you get hung up before you get down to it. this is more of a mud scenario. If you have ever seen the trucks that they drive across the glaciers in Iceland they are running super wide tires so they can float on top.





    Go get some boggers and deal with any issues they have because everyone is jealous of you.:D
     
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    What about the Dick Cepek Fun Country II, they work pretty good for me in the mud, never seen any snow around my neck of the woods. Fairly quiet on the road too!!
     
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    I've got Trxus M/Ts and are were great in the snow and mud. Also very good on rocks (wet or dry). If your interested, Im thinking of selling them? 35X12.5 R15
     
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    OK let me rephrase that its only off road I'm concerned about, don't care about pavement use.....I'm thinking that the bigger lugs will grab more (and bury quicker) but will stay cleaned out as opposed to tighter lugs, like an A/T.


    TRX US/MT and Super Swamper LTB

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    again looking for usage in deep snow and mud, with secondary consideration for sand and rock
     
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    What size you looking at? with the LTB the only size above 34" is 47"
     
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    Yeah, a 47" should git-r-done! :D
     

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