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PostSubject: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 8:12 pm

looking for some opinions on what you guys think is better for a front tire on off road lawn mower in the mud not looking for difference in tread more like do you like tall and skinny tire or a shorter and wider tire
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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 pm

get some 4.80-8 trailer tires/rims and they do ok
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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 pm

actually think I have some of those with the hubs and spindels
was thinking skinny would cut threw in stead of pushing the mud
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I like tall and skiny.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 9:49 pm

Snow blower tires are your best bet. i run some, and they work great, other than there like 2" tall

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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 9:51 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Snow blower tires are your best bet. i run some, and they work great, other than there like 2" tall
Yeah thats what i was thinkin of like the "carliel snow hogs tires"
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The problem with really small fronts, is you will get caught in any washouts or other small channels. My group runs skinny, tallish tires.

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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 10:10 pm

I run 22x9/10 on the front of mine...
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I run 16s at the tme.
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running 21-7 x 10s,

stock yammy warrior fronts.

I learned back when I was offroading my Nissan, then my bronco.

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Ive been thinking of trying to find some loose dirt tires, the 3 channel tread tires used on older tractors, to see how they would preform in mud. Im not sure if they are made in a decent LT size.

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Doug Fackler wrote:
Ive been thinking of trying to find some loose dirt tires, the 3 channel tread tires used on older tractors, to see how they would preform in mud. Im not sure if they are made in a decent LT size.

http://www.smalltires.com/categories/tri-rib-tires.cfm?action=Products&subaction=List&Categoryid=556661d6-1047-4169-b953-401dd2543aac&Brand=&size=8&Description=TRI+RIB
http://www.millertire.com/products/lawn-garden-tires/16x6-50-8/16x6-50-8-firestone-3-rib-front-4-ply/

found others, but those seemed most promising
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asked the same question on another site and got the opposite answer so I guess gonna wait and see what I can find
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@redneckcarrow wrote:
asked the same question on another site and got the opposite answer so I guess gonna wait and see what I can find
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Why not tall and wide? I currently run 22.5x7.50x12 all round on but am switching to 22x12x10

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PostSubject: Re: Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide?   Tall and skinny front tires or short and wide? Icon_minitimeSat Apr 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Cause WRC run really tall and thin tires to get down to solid ground, tho I guess in mud/water a wide "paddle" wheel would work just as good.

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A tall skinny tire can get you through on torque and momentum.

A wide short tire will require horsepower and high RPM to get over the top
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Im a big believer in tall, skinny tires, they put more ground pressure down than wide tires and that makes them steer better. also in deep mud your only pushing a 4 in wide rut vs a 8 inch wide rut with wide tires.
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lol mine are tall and wide Very Happy

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To me if you have water use wide front tires to float your front end up and If ur in mud use the tall skinny to push through faster
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@k2500life wrote:
To me if you have water use wide front tires to float your front end up and If ur in mud use the tall skinny to push through faster

 The thing about wider tires though is that they will hydroplane and lose traction. You wouldnt be able to steer.

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Ya but I'm in Florida and I'm always in water and water wheelying so I don't need to steer but I agree in mud they are hard to steer
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it depends on what you like. i like wide aggresive front tires because sometimes they grab better and help you steer. othertimes for mud skinny tires like to dig down and help you steer
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