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|05-17-2019 08:33 AM|
|05-16-2019 02:45 PM|
|05-16-2019 08:40 AM|
|05-15-2019 09:49 PM|
Although two tires with the same pressure, same load etc with one being wide and the other being narrow have the same size contact patch, the shape of the contact patch is different. The contact patch of the wide tire will be wider but not as long as the contact patch for the narrow tire.
Generally I like to use tires and other potentially wear/failure items that are easily replaceable from a local source compared to having to order some odd sized or rare /uncommon part. I find this is especially true of tires.
Those pizza cutters are not likely to be in stock at most places and would need to be ordered if you need a replacement.
That’s just my own personal preference and reasoning behind some of my choices but that doesn’t mean other opinions are not valid.
|05-15-2019 06:49 PM|
It's smart sales tactics to say whatever prospective customers want to hear, and emotion is much more likely to make the sale than logic
Analogy: people don't want to say they regear for the feel, so instead they claim it's more efficient
|05-15-2019 08:35 AM|
|222Doc||that was a hard flex? lol hardly. seriously......|
|05-15-2019 08:24 AM|
Another thing, tires are the most important and easiest way to improve a vehicles performance. We have so many options for lifts and shocks but when it comes to tires, they are pretty much all the same.
|05-14-2019 11:41 PM|
Regarding criticism of the use of the word flotation in the article, go to just about any tire site and you will see references to flotation sizes.
FFS, this is Jeep Forum, not Grammar Forum where the conjugation of the verb be is a major topic.
To get back on topic, it is worth noting that on pavement, a narrower tire is less prone to hydroplaning than a wide one is.
Down here, in the deep black jack mud, a wide tire usually performs better, partly because of distributing weight over a larger surface and partly because of greater traction due the width.
I run 315/70-17 tires since 2007. I wouldn’t want to go any wider because as it is the twelve and a half inch width is more prone to hydroplaning than I would like.
A narrow 35” tire is somewhat rare as most are around twelve and a half inches.
|05-14-2019 06:20 PM|
Tire lift is great to have in the mudholes, and bonus if it was easily installed via skinny tires.
|05-13-2019 07:28 PM|
Ok so it seems really skinny tires are better for the wrangler. Why don't they have more skinny A/T tires? Matter of fact I can't find 1 A/T tire that has a high aspect ratio. Only M/T or these new R/T have the bigger sidewalls without the extra width. Why is this? anyone have any ideas? I would love to see an A/T tire in the 10.5 x 35s. I bet its because the wider tires just look better, they look more rugged and beefy for the mall crawler look.
So many advantages of skinny tires:
Less modding for larger sizes
Better MPG, less rolling resistance, air resistance, lighter
Better off road capability in almost every situation
Less wear and tear from lighter tires (brakes, transmission, etc)
Less time to air down and air back up
|05-13-2019 06:29 PM|
Thanks for chiming in! Don't get me wrong, I didn't mean to criticize. I just figured the author of the article is not around, so I could get incisive here without offending anyone.
Just sayin' that Merriam-Webster is full of metaphors, and their "dictionary" is not the word of god. No offense, but they're just a bunch of guys who are not very demanding, and don't really care about the language, they're just trying to generate internet traffic. Saying that I have to agree with Merriam-Webster's fourth metaphor is like saying I have to agree with CNN. Are they the Fourth Estate or the Fifth Column?
Hey Merriam-Webster, riddle me this: how much did you have to pay Rube Goldberg to settle his defamation lawsuit against you all?
No offense, but the pitfall in over-reliance on weak metaphors can be sloppy thinking. Many over-estimate the "advantages" of wide tires because they imagine they're floating. I have nothing against common usage of short words that everyone understands, and I would have done the same, but that excellent article provided by the OP makes a lot of strong arguments in favor of skinny.
|05-12-2019 06:52 PM|
|05-12-2019 06:10 PM|
First off, he suggests wider is better for soft sand, and then he quotes an overlander guy who says the exact opposite:
The light throttle recommendation sounds more closely matched to sand driving. Momentum is definitely a big help in mud (not sand), and I've gotten myself through mud by stepping on it.
|05-11-2019 11:01 AM|
I ran 34x10.5 supper swampers on my TJ, the other tires I have run have been 33s and 35 12.50s.
I really can't compare them performance wise because the tires were all different BUT given the option I would choose thinner tires all day long just because they throw up so much less crap in and on the Jeep, so so so much less.
I have 15 inch rims so BFG ATs are the only option for thinner tires but they are overpriced and under perform. Dick Cepek used to have thinner tires for 15s. You have allot more options.
|05-11-2019 10:45 AM|
|LaddieHanus||Friend of mine had a 2015 JKUR with 35's on it. Got in an accident last year and JK was totaled. Bought a new JLUR and used the 35's off the JK on the JL rims and no problems wheeling all last summer. No changes needed to the JL|
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