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Article on skinny vs wide tires

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Article on skinny vs wide tires

What you guys think about this?

Im going to be running 15x8 10.50 pizza cutters on bfg mud
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wide tires for life I will never run a mud tire skinnier than 12.50. although I didn't read the article, in the end it really depends on personal preference and being biased lol.
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There will always be a debate about this. My rule of thumb is if your doing mud get pizza cutters if your doing rocks get wide tires and air down.
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^ YUP

my 2wd on 10.5's go places in the sand a 4x4 with 12.5's needs a run to make up. same BFG AT's.

BUT, im moving to a 12.5 next week for looks, and a wider stance. i want a bit more meat between me and the road.
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my 2wd on 10.5's go places in the sand a 4x4 with 12.5's needs a run to make up. same BFG AT's.
not going to argue or anything, just would like to see this..
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not going to argue or anything, just would like to see this..
This.





Go up, go wide. No more neverending debate comments from me.
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Pretty good article. Skinnys dig more than wide, pretty much what it all boils down too.
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^ YUP

my 2wd on 10.5's go places in the sand a 4x4 with 12.5's needs a run to make up. same BFG AT's.

BUT, im moving to a 12.5 next week for looks, and a wider stance. i want a bit more meat between me and the road.
On sand sounds like you'll be digging in with skinny tires and sinking in the sand. Good luck on beating a 4WD anywhere. I think it's very cute when 2WD guys say that.
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On sand sounds like you'll be digging in with skinny tires and sinking in the sand. Good luck on beating a 4WD anywhere. I think it's very cute when 2WD guys say that.
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On sand sounds like you'll be digging in with skinny tires and sinking in the sand. Good luck on beating a 4WD anywhere. I think it's very cute when 2WD guys say that.
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In wet conditions, either rain or snow, wide is going over and thin is going through.

But as stated, it's all in the look you want or the performance you are looking for.
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i do a LOt of wheeling and in my own personal experience i have gone wheeling with a lot of guys running 10.5x33 tires verse my 12.5x33s and i have always had better traction and performance than any of the skinny tire guys. all trucks are set up very similar, most are body lifts with open diffs (me) or l/s rear. from what i have experienced the wider tires always work better in any situation. better floatation and grip in sand and snow, dig and push harder in the mud and grip better on the rocks. one advantage to the wider tires off road is the increased traction making it harder to break the tires free... this is a common problem with skinny tires. they break traction, start to dig a hole, then they are stuck.



this is just my opinion based on my experiences
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