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Old 10-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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with the exception of deep, soft sand or mud.

Well then remind me to NOT buy a narrow tire lol.
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I read the title and thought that this was going to be some Jesus this about the narrow verse the wide road or however it goes.
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classic argument: i think its all situational, tall and skinny for trails and rocks, wider for terrain where you need maximum surface area, 285 BFG AT KO suit me just fine
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I read the title and thought that this was going to be some Jesus this about the narrow verse the wide road or however it goes.
You talking about this? Matthew 7:13?
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
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You talking about this? Matthew 7:13?
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Lol
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I didn't know they got all of those variable conditions in 'south new jersey'

At least, that's my best guess as to what 'S.N.J.' Is
You are correct. SNJ is all marsh and sand. It was once the ocean floor so you can dig a hole just about anywhere near me and find a old sea shell or water if you dig deep enough.

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Seems reasonable if you read the article -- you'll get a LONGER contact patch, which in an offroad application works better. Except maybe in deep mud, sand or snow.
Never had an issue in any of them with a skinny tire. The only wheeling I have not done with a skinny is snow 2' + deep.

Last weekend I got stuck once again in soft sand because of lack of clearance. Had nothing to do with lack of "floatation" as others will argue.





sand so deep and soft it washes away and creates valleys
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Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Lol
Oh yeah, no, it's not that.
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someone let me know when the make a 35 or 37 less than 12"s wide
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You are correct. SNJ is all marsh and sand. It was once the ocean floor so you can dig a hole just about anywhere near me and find a old sea shell or water if you dig deep enough.



Never had an issue in any of them with a skinny tire. The only wheeling I have not done with a skinny is snow 2' + deep.

Last weekend I got stuck once again in soft sand because of lack of clearance. Had nothing to do with lack of "floatation" as others will argue.





sand so deep and soft it washes away and creates valleys
Looks like lack of speed to me. If you hit that at around 30, the center never would have touched the sand
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someone let me know when the make a 35 or 37 less than 12"s wide
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lots of 35x10.50 tires out there, 33x10.50, 255/80r17's
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Old news bud. n0rth runs tsl's in 35x10 or something similar. Tall and skinny
i guess i should have said easily accessible and affordable
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someone let me know when the make a 35 or 37 less than 12"s wide
I see you standing over there, lookin all corrected an stuff
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I see you standing over there, lookin all corrected an stuff
someone show me a link of such a tire... preferably in 17 which i bet you wont find but ill look at 16" options
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35's and 37's I wouldn't consider affordable no matter the width
less than 350 a tire and be able to do 40k
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There sure are a lot of stipulations in your argument haha. I just put this up because I found it helpful when deciding what to buy. I don't have a need for a 37 inch tire. I don't know of many people who 'need' that much rubber.
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There sure are a lot of stipulations in your argument haha. I just put this up because I found it helpful when deciding what to buy. I don't have a need for a 37 inch tire. I don't know of many people who 'need' that much rubber.
im just saying there are very few options for any skinny tires... it just happens most people want 33"s and the 255 fits that bill and are widely available. I would rock a set of skinnys if available for the clearance i want. i was hoping someone knew of a tire that would fit my bill
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im just saying there are very few options for any skinny tires... it just happens most people want 33"s and the 255 fits that bill and are widely available. I would rock a set of skinnys if available for the clearance i want. i was hoping someone knew of a tire that would fit my bill
Agreed, but maybe if more people read this and inform themselves on the advantages over the big fatty tires someone might make more options. Just saying.
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It should be noted that Discount Tire cannot beat the amazon prime price on 255/85/16's at 219 with free shipping per tire. The guy was actually really surprised at how cheap they were.
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It should be noted that Discount Tire cannot beat the amazon prime price on 255/85/16's at 219 with free shipping per tire. The guy was actually really surprised at how cheap they were.
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