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Good read on the 'narrow vs wide' argument

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by benbacher, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Well then remind me to NOT buy a narrow tire lol.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    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.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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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
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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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.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/205044-nunavut-my-build.html
    Yes. That's what I'm talking about. Lol
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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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.

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    sand so deep and soft it washes away and creates valleys
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  7. Oct 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Oh yeah, no, it's not that. :p
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    someone let me know when the make a 35 or 37 less than 12"s wide
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Looks like lack of speed to me. If you hit that at around 30, the center never would have touched the sand :D
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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  11. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    lots of 35x10.50 tires out there, 33x10.50, 255/80r17's
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    i guess i should have said easily accessible and affordable
     
  13. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    I see you standing over there, lookin all corrected an stuff
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    someone show me a link of such a tire... preferably in 17 which i bet you wont find but ill look at 16" options
     
  15. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    less than 350 a tire and be able to do 40k
     
  16. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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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.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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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:cool:
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    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.:rolleyes:
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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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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