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bunch of tire questions

hey, i just got my 5.5 superlift in adn im puting it on this weekend now for tires! i think im going with 15-10 insh rims (black steel) what back spacing should i go with the 15-10" rim and will this look funny with out fender flares? and MT'S Baja MTZ (35"). dose anyone have this tire how do you like it, i would think its good for mud they are a mud tarrain tire, i would go for the Claw but they are way more money i can get the MTZ for $225 CAN a tire so thats pritty cheap.

also what is better for mud and offroad having a wider stance from a 15-10" wheel or narrower from the 15-8"

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Go with 15x10's, espically if you have 35's. It will make the tire look much wider and bigger. I havent heard anything about the tires themselfs, but judging by the tread pattern, they look like they'd be good for mud.

Dont get black rock crawlers......Im not a fan of black wheels....lol..
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wider tires will make ur truck sucky in the snow in the winter. But with 35s geet 15x10s.

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wider tires will make ur truck sucky in the snow in the winter. But with 35s geet 15x10s.

Aaron
It helps if you know how to drive in the snow!!!!

Backspacing will be anywhere from 4 inches to 3.5 inches. The smaller the number you go the more they will stick out. Look at my truck or Zabeards truck, those are 3.625 backspacing.
I have heard good things about those tires but personally would go with something different. Just my opinion.
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It helps if you know how to drive in the snow!!!!

Backspacing will be anywhere from 4 inches to 3.5 inches. The smaller the number you go the more they will stick out. Look at my truck or Zabeards truck, those are 3.625 backspacing.
I have heard good things about those tires but personally would go with something different. Just my opinion.
Hah I'll show u drivin in the snow :-)

The wider tires are fine for drivin around, but if an emergency stop came you simply cannot stop as quick as a normal tire. Also icey roads are a bad thing. I think John Griggs has some experience in this.
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Anything no matter what isnt good in teh snow or ice...just one of those things
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Anything no matter what isnt good in teh snow or ice...just one of those things
I disagree. I've driven in weather from -55 degrees to +32 degrees, blizzards to ic,e, and snowtires definately make a huge difference. To say "it doesnt matter they all suck" is a general statement that'll end up with you in a ditch. Tires have a huge deal to do with it. And so do studs.
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if wider tires are bad for snow are tehy also worse for mud?

has anyone ever goten a ticket for having there tires stick out to far wtihout fender flares?
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I think wider tires would be better for deep mud and thinner ones would dig you out to the bottom faster.. same goes for snow.
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if wider tires are bad for snow are tehy also worse for mud?

has anyone ever goten a ticket for having there tires stick out to far wtihout fender flares?
For your second question, it depends on your state first off and what the law is there. Here in CA you can't have them sticking past at all or 1/2", I forget what it is, BUT more then likely this is one of those things that you are never going to be busted for unless you are doing something stupid and the cop wants a reason to pull you over. The more you stick out I would assume would be the more you raise your chances
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Hah I'll show u drivin in the snow :-)

The wider tires are fine for drivin around, but if an emergency stop came you simply cannot stop as quick as a normal tire. Also icey roads are a bad thing. I think John Griggs has some experience in this.
Well, if he has a 12.50" wide tire (15x10 vs. 15x8) a 15x10 dosent really make the tread "wider". It makes it bulge out wider, and im sure the tread does bulge out a little more, its still a 12.50" tire. On my dads f-150 with stock wheels that are 7.5" wide with 33x12.50's the treadwidth is only about .5 less-wide VS. the same tire on 10" wide wheel. It doesnt seem like it would be enough to make winter driving worse. idk, what do i know.
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Wider is better for sand tho!
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I just bought the baja mtz's, and they perform awesome! I haven't been in snow obviously cuz it's 100+ here. However they are very soft, so they aren't going to last long, and I also noticed they have a tendancy to skid when applying the brakes hard! that has been my main concern so far because of idiot CA driver's. They were about 13 lbs. over inflated when the shop mounted them though so that could have been part of that problem. haven't tried yet with correct pressure.
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i would go for the Claw but they are way more money i can get the MTZ for $225 CAN a tire so thats pritty cheap.


Umm I got mine from Summit for $179 USD. each, I don't know what that would be in CAN. but the claws are the exact same price.

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Dude. Check out my webpage link in my sig. That should explain it all.


Oh, and PM me if you have any q's. We live in the same city, I'll even overlook the fact that you are an Oilers fan.....grrrrr..
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Blasphemy! I used to live in Calgary. How can you be an Oilers fan and live in Calgary?? For you Americans thats like....A Yankee fan in Boston or a Sox fan in NYC.
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true!


LOL......poor guy now thinks we're gonna beat on him....lol
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