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Old 09-12-2017, 06:15 PM
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I've been researching this tire for my next set, both in a 33 and 35. The only posts I were able to find was when they first came out and only a month or two having them on. Anyone run these more than a year and can help with pros and cons? Right now I'm running Goodyear MTR w/Kevlar on 33x12.5. If I need to stick with 33's for now, I'm planning on downsizing to 33x10.5. Any help is appreciated.

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Just want to make sure you're aware that's not a downsize. You're just making the width thinner. The tire will still be 32 + inches (33 if its a TSL or the like that runs true to size) tall tire.

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Just want to make sure you're aware that's not a downsize. You're just making the width thinner. The tire will still be 32 + inches (33 if its a TSL or the like that runs true to size) tall tire.
I got ya. Downsize for me is the thinner width as I'm still wanting the 33's for now. Thank you for the clarification.
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Honestly you would have more options looking in metric measurements rather then flotation.

Biggest reason I wanted to add clarification is most people forget to flip their thinking when using Flotation or Metric sizing.
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Honestly you would have more options looking in metric measurements rather then flotation.

Biggest reason I wanted to add clarification is most people forget to flip their thinking when using Flotation or Metric sizing.
From researching a 12.5 and a 10.5, it seems that the 10.5 is better with wet and snowy roads as the tire won't "float" as much or hydroplane as much compared to the wider footprint. Did I misinterpret this? Please correct if I'm wrong. Thank you.
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You are correct. A skinny tire will work better on snow covered roads.

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I'm still running my Cepeks and still loving them. From bumper-deep snow in the Big Horns to the rocks of Moab they've performed great. Noise, wear, handling, etc are all in line with the current crop of name brand MT's. For me, their high point has been how well they do on hard-packed snow. I've run Cooper Stt's, BFG KM's, KM2's, Radial Buckshot Mudders, Swamper IROK's, etc and the Cepeks, for me, beat them all on hard-packed snow.
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I'm still running my Cepeks and still loving them. From bumper-deep snow in the Big Horns to the rocks of Moab they've performed great. Noise, wear, handling, etc are all in line with the current crop of name brand MT's. For me, their high point has been how well they do on hard-packed snow. I've run Cooper Stt's, BFG KM's, KM2's, Radial Buckshot Mudders, Swamper IROK's, etc and the Cepeks, for me, beat them all on hard-packed snow.
Thank you for the feedback. Even though I don't get a lot of snow here, it's still a tire I want to go with.

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