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Re: Got my new (used) wheels today!

Post by watkins » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 pm

True winter tire

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Blocky tread with lots of siping
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Re: Got my new (used) wheels today!

Post by theholycow » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:37 pm

Tandem axle compact pickups have been done.
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Many of the snow tires of yore are like the Firestone Town & Country pattern I linked earlier.
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Modern winter tires usually have tread patterns more like common all-season and summer tires, but with a lot more siping, stud holes, and of course softer compound. They have a snowflake logo on the sidewall indicating their winterness.
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Here are some heavily-siped winter tires. I have some of this model.
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Re: Got my new (used) wheels today!

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:38 pm

watkins wrote:Mild off road tires. Factory tires on higher trim Jeep Wranglers.
Those are BFG T/A KMs. They are actually a good and durable offroad tire, I don't think they fit into a mild category. A mild offroad category is reserved for good all terrains, such as the BFG AT K/Os.

ATs for mild offroad, MTs for good, durable all-around offroad and beadlocks for anything extreme.


Back to topic. In states that get snow and ice, it's advisable to sipe mud tires on trucks driven around in foul weather. Siping is only not advised when doing heavy regular wheeling in sharp terrain where the siped lugs will chunk and tear easier. Overall, siped mudders perform great in the winter. In deep snow they are unstoppable. They are generally worse than a good at on ice even when siped, but not as dangerous as an unsiped mud tire with big blocks. Mudders also rule slushy conditions. Essentially anything other than solid ice or glazed hardpack.

I've used AT KO's in the winters of the past as well as siped and unsiped MT tires of various sorts.


Edit: I recall it used to cost about $20 a tire to get the mudders siped at a tire shop.
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Post by ClutchDisc » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:11 pm

theholycow wrote:Tandem axle compact pickups have been done.
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That thing looks awful!
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Re: Got my new (used) wheels today!

Post by watkins » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:56 pm

AHTOXA wrote:
watkins wrote:Mild off road tires. Factory tires on higher trim Jeep Wranglers.
Those are BFG T/A KMs. They are actually a good and durable offroad tire, I don't think they fit into a mild category. A mild offroad category is reserved for good all terrains, such as the BFG AT K/Os.
The center tread blocks are the same shape as certain GY Wrangler models. Hence the confusion.
I would still call them mild compared to a lot of what I see roll through the shop. Definitely a good tire, but certainly not particularly aggressive.
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hahaha that about sums up what I thought of the truck. Almost looks like the rear tires are touching together?
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Post by tankinbeans » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:18 pm

That poor Ranger. Kill it with fire, or a potato in the exhaust pipe.
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tankinbeans wrote:That poor Ranger. Kill it with fire,
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ClutchDisc wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:ImageImage
hahaha that about sums up what I thought of the truck. Almost looks like the rear tires are touching together?

I think that might be a photoshop. The rear tires do look like they would be touching in the picture at least, so it's probably fake.
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Re: Got my new (used) wheels today!

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Shadow wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:ImageImage
hahaha that about sums up what I thought of the truck. Almost looks like the rear tires are touching together?

I think that might be a photoshop. The rear tires do look like they would be touching in the picture at least, so it's probably fake.
I'm thinking the same thing. Besides the tires touching, if you look at the window on the cap the color changes halfway, right where the second set of wheels comes in.
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Post by potownrob » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:23 pm

watkins wrote:True winter tire

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Blocky tread with lots of siping
theholycow wrote: Here are some heavily-siped winter tires. I have some of this model.
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Post by theholycow » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:34 am

potownrob wrote:Image
Hotlink fail, but from the URL I imagine it's something like this:
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