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This is my coworkers cousin's Jeep after he floated off the trail into 2 feet of snow on his wide tires. Had to pull him out uphill because that was the only place without a ton of snow. And some people wondered why I only went to 9.5 inch wide tires when I upgraded.
 

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Well, the tire type doesn't help much either. Thornbirds are not a good choice for offroading. In fact, the width probably didnt contribute as much as the tread type did.
 

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Well, the tire type doesn't help much either. Thornbirds are not a good choice for offroading. In fact, the width probably didnt contribute as much as the tread type did.
If there not good for offroading then why would you put them on, unless you like the noise. He says they self clean great in mud but obviously not too well in snow.
 

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Those Thornbirds just look like a bad idea all together. WAY too wide, and too large of lugs. The lugs are so large that they don't bite anything.

But, hell, I bet they look nice...
 

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PonyBoy said:
Well, the tire type doesn't help much either. Thornbirds are not a good choice for offroading. In fact, the width probably didnt contribute as much as the tread type did.
If there not good for offroading then why would you put them on, unless you like the noise. He says they self clean great in mud but obviously not too well in snow.
Umm....because it fits his needs? Just because something isn't good for offroading, doesn't mean people still won't put them on. I am by no means bashing this guys choice of tires, because he probably still needs street performance from them as well. I was just saying, the tread pattern has more to do with traction in the snow than width.
 

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I'm from the tall skinny tire camp. This doesn't work for every part of the country, but it was the tire of choice for southwestern snow and mud where it is not bottomless.

tall and skinny worked great in Northern Az so you could get through to the cinder rock dirt with the little bit of slippery on top.

the little tires weigh less which is easier on things and on slick road ice, you get more psi on your contact patch.

I dig those 255's syndicate..got any more pics?
 
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