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Unread 09-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
ton45
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Snow tires good for dirt off road?

Greetings forum members,

Since picking up my new 2005 LJ last week and joining this forum yesterday I have been researching tires that is both fuel efficient and strong off road. I won't be doing boulder climbs since this jeep's main task is to bring me to my "off road vehicle access only" hunting spots and home safely. So it's a purely utilitarian vehicle. My add ons for now will be good tires and a winch.

So here is my question. While taking my time to find those right tires the season hunt season has started. I got the jeep with winter tires that have fairly aggressive threads on them. They are 235/75R15 M+S Saxon Snowblazers. Will those tires be good enough for off-road use? I currently have the original Goodyear Wrangle GS-A on them. FYI, I live and hunt in Quebec where the driving terrain is usually mud and rocks.

Thanks!

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Unread 10-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
mrcleanjeep
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Yes,i just got a new(old style)set of snow tires. 7.50x16.mounted on on 8.5 rims..back in the days when the wreckers ran snow tires? there was one hill i walked up where everyone else had to skinny pedal up. did great on rocks..aired down to 15..sidewalls were sooo stiff,couldnt tell it. However on 8.5 rims,the rim edge got beat up. Everyone was really shocked how well they did and so was i ..just stay away from sandy terrain,dig in real fast..
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Unread 10-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
ton45
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Thanks mrcleanjeep I need to install them anyways for the winter months. It's required here by law. At least I'll have some confidence that they will function well enough for some off road this fall during the hunt. If it snows, which does happens sometimes in November, I'll be at least ready.
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