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post #1 of 8 Old 04-06-2010, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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bigger tire or more traction

another question to the ago old 33" vs 35" tire debate.

would yall recomend getting the general grabber at2 in a 35"
or the wild country mtx in 33"

i dont do much in rocks, mostly rutted fireroads and powerline trails.

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Any reason why you can't have both and get the wild country mtx in a 35?


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without going to far into it, these are deals that are being made.

i have no lift right now so the tire will also determine the lift.

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Any reason why you can't have both and get the wild country mtx in a 35?
X2 Go bigger and get more traction.
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TRACTION whatever size it's in I value more. A few inches wont matter (i've heard that before )if you're slidding out of control or not moving at all because your tires are full of mud....

if you dont have a lift then 33" probably will be the biggest you can go



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TRACTION!!!

Tire can be 5ft wide but if it doesn't have traction then its just a 5ft wide POS

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TRACTION whatever size it's in I value more. A few inches wont matter (i've heard that before )if you're slidding out of control or not moving at all because your tires are full of mud....

if you dont have a lift then 33" probably will be the biggest you can go
x2. 33" M/T's are a great setup. I ran with 33's for a long time, and between those, and the jeep's abilities, i could go more places than many others with taller tires.
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If you ever wheel in mud (and in FL, you probably will) then the 33" MT is better than a 40" AT. Even the BFG KMs gum up really badly in mud and lose all traction. On the other hand, if it is dry, airing way down in a 35" AT would give you a bigger footprint and lots of traction.

With your current tires, are you getting stuck because you don't have enough traction or are you getting hung up because you lack clearance? Would 1" more clearance make that much difference?

I'd go with a 33" MT and a lift that can handle 35s for down the road. That way you won't have to worry about gearing or traction, and the lift will give you some more clearance under the frame.

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