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Old 07-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Hi,would appreciate some feedback on which way to mount the tread pattern with my Miclaw tyres? Tread sloping forwards or back? Have looked at tons of pics and it seems some face one way other people run em different.any help on which way performs better?
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
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Some say foward, some say backwards. That being said, they are a directional tire. I run mine in the intended direction.....points foward. I've tried both, in snow or sand, fowards propelled the rig more efficiently. On rocks/traction materials, I really do not see a difference
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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I run mine forward...the way they were "intended" to be run. I have tried them both ways and see little difference. I did a test or two and ultimately think they work better running forward. In mud (if these rigs were powerful enough) the tires would clean out better in the forward direction...at least in forward

Honestly...just not that much difference. But if I had to give a number???

5-10% better running forward.

I'm sure there are a lot of opinions on this one.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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On rocks it really doesn't matter which way they go. In fact if you look at most rock-only tires (both full size and smaller), the treads are usually inside-outside as opposed to directional because rocks are solid and the sides of the tire need different support than the center. Also, the way a tire grabs at its edge is different than the way it grabs in the center, so again, different treads for each part. Rock-only tires also usually have bigger tread lugs because you want more surface area to grab the rocks. The directional tread pattern becomes important when you are going through loose surfaces like mud, water, sand, or clay. The v-shaped pattern will help channel away the loose stuff and provide more grip. This is why rain tires in racing are v-shaped: it cuts through water and prevents aquaplaning. V-shaped tires also usually have smaller tread blocks to give more biting edges in loose terrain. That is why snow tires are spied so more of the tire digs into the snow.

Basically the MiClaw is designed like a mud tire and the tread is supposed to have the V point toward the front of the truck. The super soft rubber compound is why they are so good on rocks.

Not an opinion, but a fact. While studying and working on race cars through college, I've been focusing on brakes and tires.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #5
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after running the heck out of one set of Miclaws, i agree that the V_forward is the way to go. but, HIGHLY recommend cutting the little tags out. including the center triangles. they work super like this in the mud.

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys,I really like the look of those cut miclaws I have seen it done a few times on here how well do they go on rock? I don't drive in the mud at all just rock,and how did u trim them blade?or nail clippers?
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yep. nail clippers FTW! they work great on the rocks. big improvement.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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Great,will take the work word of a fellow Aussie as good enough,looks like my claws have a date with the clippers
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #9
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i also have custom foams in mine. 29-200 if that helps any. comes from clark rubber.
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mud yes, but ya get the idea.
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