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American Racing

Popular WheelsATX Series
American Racing Outlaw I wheelsOutlaw I
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Mickey Thompson

MT Baja tiresBaja
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Hankook MT RT03 tiresRT03

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Off Road Tires 101

Clearance and traction are the primary factors to consider when going off-roading. Your vehicle will have to maneuver over and around obstacles and through terrain, and the right tire, along with compatible components, will give you an increase in both. A taller tire gives more clearance under the differential and chassis, and a wider tire, or change in tread pattern, can give more traction.

The first thing to consider in a tire upgrade is fender clearance. Not only does your vehicle need sufficient clearance while at rest, but it must also accommodate maximum up and down travel and side to side tire movement caused by steering and cornering.

TREAD

Tire tread comes in all sorts of flavors, however, when off-road performance is the focus "All Terrain Tread" and "Mud Tread" are probably best suited for the task.

ALL TERRAIN TREAD performs well under a variety of off-highway conditions and to some extent has closed the street/trail performance gap. The closed tread design is usually quiet on the highway, yet noisier than a street tire, and performs well on rocks, sand, and on the highway. As you might expect, they tend to load up with mud, but some of the AT designs perform surprisingly well in muddy conditions. For highway driving with minimal trail use, the AT design is an excellent choice.

MUD TIRES, and this may surprise you, perform well in mud. Beyond the obvious superior performance in mud, they generally also do well on rocks and in deep snow. The MT is at its worst in rain and can be outright dangerous in icy conditions. Another possible disadvantage of the aggressive tread of the Mud Tires is that they have a tendency to be noisy, however, for the true mudder, this is hardly an issue.

Bottom Line:   If you're going for larger tires a little research on your part will go a long way. Know the maximum size tire which is compatible with your vehicle and the installed components, or the components you plan to install on your vehicle.

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