Hey guys, well, I am in the middle of building my xj jeep on a 6 inch lift.
Now, I am going to have mud tires that are 33in however, I only plan on using the XJ to go out on the mountains. Now, I do need mud tires for dirt/mud conditions, but also certain areas get ice and snow.
I know mud tires do awesome in the snow / mud / dirt but sucks in the ice. and snow tires to bad in mud and dirt and deep snow.
also, I know mud tires outlast snow tires. So I need traction on all around, and ice.
so...I figured I stud my 33in mud tires and use it on the days when its snowing / icy / and muddy out in the mountains. Top of that, I can take it on normal days since its not a snow tire. Btw the studs are going to be tiny not large. just enough to crack the ice and grip
Tire chains and a winch would likely be much more effective overall, and the winch is useful in other situations, too. The studs aren't as effective and, if you even care, have been proven to accelerate the breakdown of roads.
Studded tires work on paved roads. Hard ice on pavement. If that is your problem, studs will help. If not, no help. I am a big fan of studded tires, but for snow or mud, they will not improve traction. They don't hurt traction on those surfaces, but as others have said, if you want real traction on deep snow or mud, its chains.
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When I lived in Wyo. (wheeling in the Rockies)during the 70s the selection of tires was very limited. So I ran chains on the front axle. This made the old Scout unstoppable on ice and very good in deep snow to about 2'.
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