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Different tires front and rear? Ok?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TxPreRunner, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    TxPreRunner

    TxPreRunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing..for now..
    I've searched and not much came up, except size differences.

    I don't have a lot of spare cash laying around at the minute, but I'm trying to mod my truck while I can, and what I do NEED right now is tires.

    OK. On to the question.

    Can I use an A/T on the fronts, and M/T's in the rear as long as they're all the same size?

    I do offroad a little bit, and around here, all terrains don't function well at all. Since I have a PreRunner, all I'm really concerned about is the drive wheels.

    Thanks yall,
    KT
     
  2. Nov 13, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    David K

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    But your front tires do the steering... and m/ts will grip in the slush better, right? What will you do for a spare? Good reason to stick with the same size on all 4, naturally!
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    You'll be fine aslong as you stay in 2wd on the road.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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  5. Nov 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    fireturk41

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  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    TxPreRunner

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    With all due respect (I'm not tryin to sound like an ass) A/T's don't work around here. We don't have regular dirt or mud, we have Black Texas Gumbo. If it hasn't rained in a week, it's a good day to go wheeling. If there's a hint of moisture, it clumps and clogs up your tires, sticks to everything, and it keeps piling up.

    I've had BFG A/T's on my YJ, my F250, and my mom's truck. I've wheeled them all, yes, even the heavy as hell F250.
    Sometimes after wheelin, I'll have mud caked up 4 or 5 inches around the tire.

    So, I'm going to buy some M/T's.

    Front steering is just fine, as our trails are way wide open.


    From S.B.'s post, I can infer that since the tires are all the same size, just different tread patterns, since I have a 2wd, I should be fine?

    I don't have a lot of money at the moment, but I want to make my truck trail capable.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    08pretaco

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    I have an open diff with Cooper ST al terrains and they are leaps and bounds better for everday trail traction than my shitty mud terrain were!
     
  8. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    fireturk41

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    to answer your question though, you can, but id reccomend all 4 the same tire. and to go out on a limb if you can save up, do save up so you can choose the best tire possible, personally i think Toyos and BFG are the top 2 for mud
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    cummins6speed

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    Once the mud packs up the M/T's they aren't going to be any more effective than the A/T's.

    Second, its going to look quite funny with A/Ts on the front and M/Ts on the rear

    Third, being a prerunner doesn't help in the mud

    I would just save my money until I could afford all 4 tires.

    Ever seen one of those ricers that can't afford 4 rimz for their honda so they buy two and put them on and leave two stockers on?
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    TxPreRunner

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    I don't know what my plan is just yet, but thanks for the info and links everybody.
     
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