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Old 06-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Wider tires better in the mud????

So I have 33x12.50 mud tires.A friend who has the same Jeep(TJ) has 33x10.5 mud tires.last time we went wheeling he was doing much better in the mud.So will a narrower tire do better in the mud because it can dig in better?
He has BF G/rich mud tires I have Dick Cepek mud tires.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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I had the same experience when I had .
10.50s my buddy on 12.50s went places I couldn't and everything else was equal.

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So I have 33x12.50 mud tires.A friend who has the same Jeep(TJ) has 33x10.5 mud tires.last time we went wheeling he was doing much better in the mud.So will a narrower tire do better in the mud because it can dig in better?
He has BF G/rich mud tires I have Dick Cepek mud tires.
Depends upon the type of mud tires - Are they the same tires, just different sizes?

Also - The type of mud will dictate how well your tires work. Sometimes you need a little flotation (which the 12.5's give), and sometimes digging down to terra firma is required, which favor the narrower 10.5's.

If the mud is real deep, I'd take the flotation route, as the narrower tires will just get you buried to the frame quicker.

Truthfully I avoid nasty mud simply because I hate to clean it up afterwards!
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Depends upon the type of mud tires - Are they the same tires, just different sizes?

Also - The type of mud will dictate how well your tires work. Sometimes you need a little flotation (which the 12.5's give), and sometimes digging down to terra firma is required, which favor the narrower 10.5's.

If the mud is real deep, I'd take the flotation route, as the narrower tires will just get you buried to the frame quicker.

Truthfully I avoid nasty mud simply because I hate to clean it up afterwards!
The tires I listed are the ones we have.And yeah,mud sucks to clean up.Seems it never all cleaned up either
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driven a lot of louisiana mud.. here with the type of clay we have

I have found the taller, more narrow mud tire trumps the really wide mud tire, as the mud when wet is really slick on the very top layer..
I also have experienced that on a gravel road the narrower tire is more stable for me.. as the wider ones float around on the rocks and dust.

I like the looks of the widest tires, and like the performance of the tall narrow tires..
go figure..
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there is a time and place for that 34x9.5/15 Super Swamper
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there is a time and place for that 34x9.5/15 Super Swamper
Still wish I got those when they were like 95 bucks a tire.... Wasn't that long ago
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I think the next time I will get a narrower tire,although the wider looks really good.

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