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Old 11-17-2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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mud tires in the snow?

First season with 35" BFG mud terrains, I know swamps are horrible in the snow but how about mud tires? Will I be exerciseing my winch this winter?

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First season with 35" BFG mud terrains, I know swamps are horrible in the snow but how about mud tires? Will I be exerciseing my winch this winter?
Perhaps...if you don't know how to drive!

Seriously, I have driven or seen nearly bald tires driven on a 4wd vehicle in snow...you have super lugs on those m/t's ....what are you worried about??

Drive sensibly and have fun!

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That's what Im figuring on but I won't have 4wd till mid winter because I'm 90% done with an 8.8 swap and ran out of funds to match the gears. still I'm excited to bomb around in the snow
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In my experience, there is a temperature range in which all tires suck in the compact snow and ice, about 30 - 33 F. However, a mud terrains lack of siping in the tread makes it worse. Slush above that temp or dry powdery/dusty snow below that temp and the big wide voided lugs of an mt seem to do well. Bottom line, if you get the center area of your tire siped, the tires will perform much better in every type of snow, especialy the ice.

Deep snow your tires will do great. Air down as much as possible (single digits) and you'll go far. Just let off the gas as soon as you start digging past the axles. If you are used to at's in the snow, the mt's dig much quicker.

Careful in the ice (with all tires) and have fun!
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:02 AM   #5
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Snow is not a big deal for M/T's. Drive smart, and keep it slow- you're still in a 2-ton, top-heavy vehicle! I'll be in the same boat with my JK, not far from you in Northern Dutchess County (maybe an hour south), running 35" KM2's. Ice is MUCH more of a concern, as Mike said, because M/T's have NO siping, so if there's ice out, drive like your grandmother on weed- SLOW! Just be smart, and you'll be fine- Mark W.
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Dick Cepek Mud Countrys here. AMAZING in the snow as well as every other type or terrain I have ever run them in.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:55 AM   #7
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I just installed the new Mud Terrains and had the middle two rows of tread siped. As long as you dont sipe the outside lugs you should be alright. I say that knowing that I am not going to be doing any major rock crawling with my Jeep though. If you are, I would not sipe them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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Stupid question... what is sipeing? Ha
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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Im a good driver, my only problem is that I drive fast. luckily the jeep doesn't so we cancel each other out. Im interested to see how far I get in 2 wd. Gunna be great
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Siping is the little "cuts" in the tread.


Here's a little review on several models that may be of interest to you:
http://www.offroadltd.com/tires.htm

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