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Unread 10-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
Idano12
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Mud tires are kind of like sand paddles you can drive on the street. You don't need them, you said so in your OP.

"I'm in the high desert, and lucky to find a puddle."


Any good A/T will work just fine in sand and give you better traction on the rest of your off roading than street tires.
What you want in sand is
*Flotation*
the biggest footprint you can lay down to give you the least amount of weight per square inch of tire contact.
Put on the tallest and widest A/T tires you can and then air them down when you get in the sand.

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Unread 10-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #17
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I spent a fair about of time with BFG's AT/KO in sand and they did very well! I recently used the street tires on my Commander (Goodyear Fortera) and was also impressed. BFG's did better with most hill climbs and from a standing start.
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