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Tire width vs. vehicle weight...Whats best?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigBurban350, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    If you had a light vehicle what tire width would suit best for MUD? If you had a heavy vehicle what tire width would suit best for MUD? Lets say you are running 40s.

    Anybody know for sure, no assumtions please /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    widest paddles you can find
     
  3. jekbrown

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    wider = better. 44 boggers are 20" wide for a reason. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    If you're talking real mud, its all about the lightest contact pressure you can get, that means light rigs with really wide/tall tires (and horsepower to turn them).
     
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    I've read that light rigs are better off using wide tires to try and "float" on top of the mud and heavier rigs should use narrower meats to supposedly sink down to a harder surface. This theory, of course, assumes that the the mud has a bottom and it not real deep...but from my experience, wider is better...
     

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