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first mud of the season!

ok so it rained for the first time this season where i live! so naturally i went to seek out the mud. so i start doin some donuts and stuff just gettin a little muddy. then i took off into the real hills and drove around lookin for some nice mud pits. but there really wasnt any deep mud. it was all just kinda like muddy dirt. then i went to climb a hill and my tire treads filled with mud and basically turned my BFG A/T's into slicks... this is obviously not good wen ur hill climbing! lol. i barely made it to the top thanks to a nice little rut full of rocks... but anyway im wonderin why my tires filled up with mud so quick... cuz last time i went muddin several months ago that didnt happen, but it was also alot more watery then. idk would M/T's not fill like that? anyway i never found any good mud pits but the truck is plenty muddy.
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There is not a whole bunch of space between the tread so it's harder for the mud to fling out like on MT's. I don't know if i explained that right...
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There is not a whole bunch of space between the tread so it's harder for the mud to fling out like on MT's. I don't know if i explained that right...
well i figured it was somethin along those lines...
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i kno i kno! i just dont kno how to post pics... lol
and i didnt have a camera with me in the hills so they'd have to be pics of my truck at the house
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what did you expect? Your tires are an all terrain tire. Not a mud tire. And from your discription, you dont really have a 'need' for MT's which are going to cost more, ride harsher, use more gas, and be a heack of alot louder on pavement. Dont forget most of your traction comes from the tread on the edge of the tire, than in the middle of the tire.
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so what just get some pics. and if you dont know how to post them SEARCH i bet you there is some threads on how to do it. if not pm somebody and ask em
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what did you expect? Your tires are an all terrain tire. Not a mud tire. And from your discription, you dont really have a 'need' for MT's which are going to cost more, ride harsher, use more gas, and be a heack of alot louder on pavement. Dont forget most of your traction comes from the tread on the edge of the tire, than in the middle of the tire.
i didnt expect my A/T tire to perform like a M/T tire at all... obviously. i was simply askin wut the basic difference was between a M/t and an A/T. and why... and last time i went out in the mud my tires didnt do this. and im not gonna buy M/T's... i was simply wonderin
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you probably didn't ever get enough speed to clean the tires out. It doesn't matter what kind of tire you have, if you don't get any speed and crawl around in the mud then they will slick up.

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last time i went mudding i ended up getting a damn nail in the tire ... and im riding 27" arizonans ... made more for gas miles than off road traction ... at least they are m&s.
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you probably didn't ever get enough speed to clean the tires out. It doesn't matter what kind of tire you have, if you don't get any speed and crawl around in the mud then they will slick up.

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actually most of the time i was goin about 20mph... except wen i was climbin the hill lol... it was really wierd mud tho... kinda like clay but as soon as i hit the street it all flung out. wutev
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last time i went mudding i ended up getting a damn nail in the tire ... and im riding 27" arizonans ... made more for gas miles than off road traction ... at least they are m&s.
ooh that sux! i hit a hidden rock once at like 40 mph... haha the truck was fine tho
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no m/t will clean out if you are crawlin along or not spinning fast
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then wut advantage does a m/t have over an a/t in the mud?
if they both fill with mud and become slicks... ???
or do u just have to drive fast in the mud?
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then wut advantage does a m/t have over an a/t in the mud?
if they both fill with mud and become slicks... ???
or do u just have to drive fast in the mud?
The muds have bigger voids between treads so they clean out easier.
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street tires FTL!

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hey Terrance what part of Bakersfield you in

i live like 30 mints down highway 65 near Terra Bella and Porterville
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its all in wheel speed getting em to spin fast enough to fling the mud out, like everyone was saying that M/T will clean faster because they have bigger voids in the lugs, your A/T's work great for almost any type of terrain, but once you start mud bogging they will just ball up. next tire i'm getting is the Bfgoodrich All Terrain TA because they are so well rounded.
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