wider v's narrower tires

G

Guest

Guest
<snip>
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Which MTs are good on road as well?
Part of me thinks that I should go for narrower tyres to get more
pressure/grip and then the other
part thinks go wider to avoid sinking in too much.
Julian
<snip>
Awh - the old debate!
I run Simex (Junlge Trekker II) 34x10.5x16 as my off-road tire and it can be
a PITA to take off the BFG (not good off-road when wet) and put them on for
the w/e. However its likely I will stay this route for the forseeable
future.
Main disadvantage is the time/effort in doing it. Also on longer trips to
get to the trail I wear those tires down more but I'll get a trailer
eventually to haul them + jack :)
Advantages: u check out your tires/rotors/brakes and general look-see under
the car a lot more
- tire wear is a lot less
- wife/kids likes the 'lower' entry level with smaller tires 265's
- better mileage on lower tires and speed
Wider v's narrow.
I've wheeled a lot with another buddy here who ran 35x12.5x15 MTR's on his
80 and watched the difference between our trucks (mainly tire difference) is
an eye-opener.
For normal summer (dry dirt trails) use was no difference (besides driver
capability).
For mud stuff (very infrequent where I am over here) Simex way ahead but
MTR's pretty good (and heck of a lot better than BFG AT's)
For rock climbing normally both the same but MTR's have a much wider spread
when air'ed down where's Simex at 14Psi u could hardly tell it was aired
down at all (very stiff sidewalls but supposedly tough - Kelvar?)
For winter snow (normally 'dry' snow) Simex would dig down where'as MTR's
would float on top. He normally got a lot further than me as snow levels
here can get deep and by time I found ground I was digging my axle's in. In
wet snow I'd do a little better but can Simex could dig down and sometimes
bury me :)
So for Colorado climate MTR's seem to do very well here. Good ride on road
and not that noisy (compared to Simex) and a lot of 4x4's run them. However
I've been on a day trip where Robbie got two MTR sidewalls punctured by
sharp rocks.
Lal
[Email address removed]
 
G

Guest

Guest
It sounds like the best route is running the two sets, BFG ATs for main
road/summer (although a boat would be better here this year) use and
then a separate set of MTs for off road/winter use.
I do like Lal's comment about swapping over is a good excuse for
checking the brakes, rotors, etc.
On board air with an air hammer would certainly make swapping over a
bit easier.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
80less at the moment
 
G

Guest

Guest
With a decent jack it only takes 20 minutes or so to change them over so
it's not really a big deal. I'll echo that the chance to check your
wheel bearings and have a look at the brakes is a good thing. Get one of
those 12v impact thingies if you want to be really slick.
Regards,
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 17 August 2004 12:01
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] wider v's narrower tires
It sounds like the best route is running the two sets, BFG ATs for main
road/summer (although a boat would be better here this year) use and
then a separate set of MTs for off road/winter use.
I do like Lal's comment about swapping over is a good excuse for
checking the brakes, rotors, etc.
On board air with an air hammer would certainly make swapping over a
bit easier.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
80less at the moment
 
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks