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Old 01-31-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
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35" tires required

On another forum, in the never-ending debate over 33" vs 35" tires, someone responded saying that some trails/clubs require 35" tires to participate. Can someone tell me where this is required?

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Old 01-31-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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On another forum, in the never-ending debate over 33" vs 35" tires, someone responded saying that some trails/clubs require 35" tires to participate. Can someone tell me where this is required?
Speaking from experience from attending Chile Challenge in Las Cruces and running the 'extreme' rated trails, that club requires a minimum of 35" tires along with front and rear lockers, tow points and a winch to run the Extreme trails - and thankfully so. Those trails can't be run on 33s without winching nearly every obstacle. Even on 35s, the trails are brutal. 33s would only get you access to the 'hard' rated trails.

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It just varies from club to club. Most of the time the rules are set by the trail leads if you arent in a specific club. Your requirements are gonna vary, so it just depends on who you are wheeling with or where you are wheeling. Most of the time when you read trail books they will make recommendations for what would be the best set up to get you through, but that doesnt always mean that is exactly what you have to have since they are only recommendations. I have been on plenty of trails that "suggest" one thing, but I have done fine through the obstacles without meeting requirements. Your best bet is to talk to someone that has driven that particular trail or to speak with your trail lead.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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There are a couple trails here in CO that require 35's...

Here is a link to one i know of for sure (stated on the sign)

TrailDamage.com - Carnage Canyon (BV)

I think these two also require 35's

TrailDamage.com - Patriot Trail
TrailDamage.com - Independence Trail
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Comac90 thanks for the heads up on a spot right down the road from me. Wow! After Googling "Chile Challenge" and looking at the photos posted for all the different runs that is one gnarly place to wheel. Their next annual event is also coming up at the end of Feb. For the Extreme trails they should add "helicoptor lift hooks required". Even the Hard trails rolled some vehicles, and I think you would most likely do some serious damage to your rig. I'm thinking a lot of people limp home from this event.
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Comac90 thanks for the heads up on a spot right down the road from me. Wow! After Googling "Chile Challenge" and looking at the photos posted for all the different runs that is one gnarly place to wheel. Their next annual event is also coming up at the end of Feb. For the Extreme trails they should add "helicoptor lift hooks required". Even the Hard trails rolled some vehicles, and I think you would most likely do some serious damage to your rig. I'm thinking a lot of people limp home from this event.
Yeah, Patzcuaro's Revenge is one of the toughest (read: best ) trails I've ever run. I've run it on 35s (brutal and a mistake ) and 37s and only made it through once without breaking something and never without winching at least the last waterfall ... And I did it in my 'beater' rig ... I would never even attempt it in my 'nice' JK.

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