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Old 12-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Pizza cutters, why almost non-existent?

I'd love a 35" tire with the stock width. I don't want wide, just a little taller. Why do none of the major manufacturers make a 85 series tire in something around a 35" tall?

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I've looked at that thread, but I didn't see anything for a 35" tire with stock width.
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Because buyers are ignorant and the girls they're trying to pick up with their rig are dumber yet. For my off road applications, tall high aspect ratio tires would be ideal. Frankly, the ones few that exist are very expensive.
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Because buyers are ignorant and the girls they're trying to pick up with their rig are dumber yet. For my off road applications, tall high aspect ratio tires would be ideal. Frankly, the ones few that exist are very expensive.
Are you calling buyers ignorant for not buying a tire that isn't available?

I think one of the problems with tall and narrow tires is that they're more prone to the sidewalls folding over. To offset that, they need higher pressure, which is usually what people are trying to get away from doing offroad.

A company called Simex makes 35x10.5. They're hard to get in the US, expensive, and not very good street tires. Sort of along the lines of Swampers. If you google Simex Jungle Trekker or Extreme Trekker, you'll find some US sellers along with comments calling them either the best or worst tires ever made.

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Because it looks dumb as hell.
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Because it looks dumb as hell.
Lol agree or not this was funny
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I agree that pizza cutters are superior in most* off-road situations. (Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel.) IMO, wide tires are usually* selected for appearance not function.

I'm planning on going to the BFG MT T/A KM2 in 255/80R17 when the stock tires are gone. They will give me 33.3" tires with stock tire width and load range E sidewalls.




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Old 12-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #9
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Because it looks dumb as hell.
What looks dumb as hell to me is people buying expensive tires on an off-road rated vehicle that are more for show than go. But to each their own.
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I was looking at the Simex tires before I posted. They look like super swampers and this is my DD. I don't want a tire that is designed for hard core off roading only.


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Are you calling buyers ignorant for not buying a tire that isn't available?

I think one of the problems with tall and narrow tires is that they're more prone to the sidewalls folding over. To offset that, they need higher pressure, which is usually what people are trying to get away from doing offroad.

A company called Simex makes 35x10.5. They're hard to get in the US, expensive, and not very good street tires. Sort of along the lines of Swampers. If you google Simex Jungle Trekker or Extreme Trekker, you'll find some US sellers along with comments calling them either the best or worst tires ever made.

Good luck!
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Let's start a petition to send to Goodyear.

How about a 285/80R17 Duratrac tire? That would make it something about 34.9" in diameter. That would be perfect I think.

I bet a lot of Jeep and truck buyers would be all over that.
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Interco Tire --makers of Boggers and TSL Super Swampers--some of the best off road tires on the market--- have quite a few offerings that maybe of interest.

Home | Interco Tire
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Let's start a petition to send to Goodyear.

How about a 285/80R17 Duratrac tire? That would make it something about 34.9" in diameter. That would be perfect I think.

I bet a lot of Jeep and truck buyers would be all over that.
I'd be happy with that, as long as that is the actual height and not the advertised height. My 315/75/16 Duratracs are 33.75 in real life.
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I'd be happy with that, as long as that is the actual height and not the advertised height. My 315/75/16 Duratracs are 33.75 in real life.
I think all companies measure by the unmounted height and you can always always figure on losing an inch or so depending on wheel width.
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Let's start a petition to send to Goodyear.

How about a 285/80R17 Duratrac tire? That would make it something about 34.9" in diameter. That would be perfect I think.

I bet a lot of Jeep and truck buyers would be all over that.
If you add a 285/85R16 to the petition, I'm in!
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I'd buy into a couple of sets.

The Pet Shop Boys fans can obsess over their visuals elsewhere.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #17
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Because it looks dumb as hell.
Only if you want your Wrangler to look like a Tonka Toy.

Don't get me wrong, I sorta like the look, and in certain places it has it's advantages. But for most people it really is more about the "look" than real performance gains. For most people a more moderate width tire will give better performance on and off road. It depends on the terrain driven in.

I'm glad someone started this thread. I was beginning to think I was the only person not interested in wide tires.
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Round pizza cutters suck. The sort of half moon shaped kind that you rock across the pizza cut much better. Make sure to use a pizza stone for best flavor.
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The tallest narrow tire I'm aware of was the 255/85-16 (approx 33"x10.0). I use to run Dunlop A/T in this size on all my trucks. You can still get them but they are pricey.
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A little too aggressive for a daily driver I think and not a good choice for year round.

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Interco Tire --makers of Boggers and TSL Super Swampers--some of the best off road tires on the market--- have quite a few offerings that maybe of interest.

Home | Interco Tire
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The tallest narrow tire I'm aware of was the 255/85-16 (approx 33"x10.0). I use to run Dunlop A/T in this size on all my trucks. You can still get them but they are pricey.
Maxxis bighorn also offers tires in this size. Best tires I have ever owned.
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Because it looks dumb as hell.
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I agree that pizza cutters are superior in most* off-road situations. (Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel.) IMO, wide tires are usually* selected for appearance not function. I'm planning on going to the BFG MT T/A KM2 in 255/80R17 when the stock tires are gone. They will give me 33.3" tires with stock tire width and load range E sidewalls. *except deep mud, deep snow, or deep soft sand.
Ran them. Even though they are a 121 index and 10 ply, very nice, pillowey feel at 35 psi
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Not quite a Pizza Cutter. but the 285/75/17 is right there on the fence- running it now. Should have bought them instead of the 255/80.
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Depends on where you live and what you do. While pizza cutters are better in the winter they don't do so well here in the mud. For most of my trails I prefer a fat tire that will float in the mud .
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Skinny tires did pretty good in the mud on this old Dodge.

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Awesome. Makes the whiny threads about lifts and axle gearing seem really insignificant.
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Skinny tires did pretty good in the mud on this old Dodge.

all of the old jeeps always came with them too. Look at all the CJs from the late 40s
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Um....if skinny and tall actually had better traction off-road then all of the ag type tractors would be set up that way.....and they're not. If you like the pizza cutter look, go for it. But don't try blowing smoke up the noobs rears about them being better in the mud. That's just not even remotely true.
Just because crap from 75 years ago had them is meaningless. All airplanes had props then too.

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