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Old 02-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #211
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I always figured tractor tires were narrow because there was less crops being trampled by tires.

Wider tires are preferable in mud or sand because of the larger contact patch and their ability to "float" on the top. The last thing you want in mud is to "dig down".

There are two reasons tractors have tall skinny tires. One is so they can put the crops closer together, and the other is to sink to the bottom of the mud pit to the solid ground so they can get traction.

If you ever watch the real mud boggers going they basically act like a boat propeller. You "float" of the top and move by agitating the mud, or throwing it as the case may be.

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.....I've got dibs on VEX trailer and contents....since all of Robert's other stuff has been divvied up already....

We KNOW the J8 he's after will necessitate a totally upgraded trailer....

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #213
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.....I've got dibs on VEX trailer and contents....since all of Robert's other stuff has been divvied up already....

We KNOW the J8 he's after will necessitate a totally upgraded trailer....
Yikes. Robbers and banditos, oh my........

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #214
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Nothing like experience to figure things out. I am new to the Jeep world and have yet to offroad (that will change this summer), but I remember snowplowing back in the mid 70's and I found the narrow tall tires ran rings around the wider tires for traction. Maybe not really a good comparison at all, but hey figured I would chime in anyway!
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #215
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Nothing like experience to figure things out. I am new to the Jeep world and have yet to offroad (that will change this summer), but I remember snowplowing back in the mid 70's and I found the narrow tall tires ran rings around the wider tires for traction. Maybe not really a good comparison at all, but hey figured I would chime in anyway!

Superb comparison. Welcome here and "Go For throttle Up!"

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:00 PM   #216
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I guess thats why all professional rock crawlers run wide tires huh? Wide tires have more surface area to grip with and can be aired down to extremely low pressures.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #217
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For me, these past 40 years about when I learned, Run the narrows in 90% of everything, Boggers with chains in the mush of SA and other places where it is so watery you cannot move without.

But, as a certified idiot, you must consider the source, especially with those that have no clue what they are doing, which i am a clear case of.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #218
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For me, these past 40 years about when I learned, Run the narrows in 90% of everything, Boggers with chains in the mush of SA and other places where it is so watery you cannot move without.

But, as a certified idiot, you must consider the source, especially with those that have no clue what they are doing, which i am a clear case of.

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Do you vary your tire pressure based on the terrain?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #219
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Do you vary your tire pressure based on the terrain?
Yes. With the Boggers I run about 4-10 pounds, depending on conditions.

In the narrow tire/wheel, I vary between 12 and on the highway, about 30 PSI. VEX, at 3 tons sitting, needs the air for a soft ride, especially with full travel lading.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:54 AM   #220
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This Jk is not going to do it. It is a car. I have nothing more to offer anyone here. As I am a total phoney as well. This is the time to wander away. Thanks for your time, everyone.

Be well, travel safe and contact me in Las Cruces, NM, when ever you wish. Contact numbers are here in this pointless thread. Sorry I came in here bragging that I am master of time and space. I thought it was just an introduction is all, since I drive a Jeep. And no, azzholes, you don't get my bra size. And again, being fair, pound glass.

Odd place, this.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:59 AM   #221
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This Jk is not going to do it. It is a car. I have nothing more to offer anyone here. As I am a total phoney as well. This is the time to wander away. Thanks for your time, everyone.

Be well, travel safe and contact me in Las Cruces, NM, when ever you wish. Contact numbers are here in this pointless thread. Sorry I came in here bragging that I am master of time and space. I thought it was just an introduction is all, since I drive a Jeep. And no, azzholes, you don't get my bra size. And again, being fair, pound glass.

Odd place, this.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:05 AM   #222
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Just a bunch of BS-- no time for it. Put of with this stuff from Bell long ago. Jk is not for me. I did not hurt anyone here. Bunch a cool people and itsa waste of time. This JK is not going to do it, EVER. Can't see how to delete my profile. No delete button I can find. Came here only to learn about the JK and introduced myself--big phucking crime.

Thanks, however.

See you here in NM and call or text when you can. 575-650-0179-C or Whitesands, NASA, DoD. There are other JK sites and reconning them now.

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It was fun having you here anyways no matter what. I wouldn't give up on the JK just yet. You may like the 2012 coming out but the Rubicon either way would have made you a great Jeep.
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