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Old 04-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Tires width

Whats a better width for going offroad, namely sand and mud? 33 by 10.5 (which is my stock width) or the 13.5?

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Old 04-10-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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For sand and mud I would go with a 33x10.5 Simex or Silverstone. But they´re not good on the road.



The most popular size is 33x12.5. For that you would need wheel spacers for the stock wheels or other wheels with another backspacing. 33x12.5 tires would rub at the outside of the stock fenders in full flex. You would also need wider fenders under that the tires would fit in full flex.

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thanks, I want something good on the road too.
I was looking at the BFG mud terrains

Is their anyway to do this without backspacing?
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A wider 12.5 would float better in DEEP sand/mud. The 10.5 width should have better traction in every other situation... also better for road manners...also easier on drivetrain, suspension, and brakes due to less weight. An all terrain tread should be better in sand, mud pattern better in , well..mud. I have the BFG mud KM you posted above in 33 x 10.5. I'm happy with them, but plan on getting the KM2s next time around..in 33x10.5.
My back spacing with this size is 4" (Cragar soft 8s)which seems perfect.
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As Bigstonz said, you want wider tires for deep sand, deep mud, deep snow, etc. You only want a narrower tire when any of those are not deep. One good thing about a narrower tire though is that it has much less of a tendency to hyroplane if you get much rain in your area.
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As Bigstonz said, you want wider tires for deep sand, deep mud, deep snow, etc. You only want a narrower tire when any of those are not deep. One good thing about a narrower tire though is that it has much less of a tendency to hyroplane if you get much rain in your area.
Hey Jerry whats your opinion on this....My boss who at one time a few years back was real big into wheeling and was in a jeep club and what not, He said a few guys he wheeled with would run skinny and tall tires for muddin, because the tall height and skinny width would dig down and grab traction into the drier more stable ground.
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For that type of wheeling, your boss was right on. Tall skinny tires in mud that isn't too deep to prevent the tire from getting through that mud to the solid terrain below is the way to go.
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i love my 33x12.5'' procomp mts.. they wear great on the road.. heck ran into a buddy last night who had the same size tires on his older ram, had about 54k miles on them and still have a good 5000k miles left..

2 of mine have 2000k miles and the other 2 have 1200.. they all look BRAND new..

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