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Fred Sowerwine
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Username: Fred4dot

Post Number: 245
Registered: 01-2005
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 05:09 pm:   

Gonna throw a little cool water on a hot subject! Don't forget that the frontier tire is only ten inches wide. If flotation is important, an eleven inch wide tire is 10% wider than a ten inch tire and a 12 inch wide tire is 20% wider than a ten inch tire. These number are important when figuring PSI on the ground.

If you are needing traction and can reach the bottom wherever you go, go to a narrower tire, but realize that in the soft stuff you will pay for it.

I want a 14" or 15" wide tire with the no gap tread.

When watching the video, with the tires so close together it looks like no water between the front and middle tire or the middle and the back tire. This appears to eliminate the drag of those tires pulling and pushing water at the same time. I was surprised that it rode so low in the water (less support from the narrower tire maybe?). Certainly appeared to be moving right along.

Hey Brandon, when you are testing tires, why don't you put three of one kind on one side and three of another kind on the other side? When in the mud or water, you should not be able to go straight if one tire is better than the other.

If you ever get a chance, I sure would like to see a picture of a frontier tire side by side with the 22" rawhide and the 26" Terra Grip to be able to see the height and width differences.