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Old 01-30-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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I was looking to get my second set of tires for my rig to get me over the stuff my Moabs won't. What I'm trying to stop is when I come to a spot and it's a dirt to rock transition my rears just dig into the dirt and won't pull on up the rock. Too much digging and it just ruts it out till I have to reposition. I also have some steep dirt hill climbs that I end up losing traction on too. You can see a little bit in this vid how it starts digging out ruts.
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I was looking at the Slingers cause I want to stay around 5" or maybe the Stompers but they look to tall for my rig. The new Badlands caught my eye as well and the price is a little easier on the pocket.

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Old 01-30-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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And your question is.....??
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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What's a good Dual purpose tire? dirt to rock: rock to dirt
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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The problems you had on the first attempt were not because of the tires.

I have found the Moabs are a good multi use tire with the exception of mud. Wet rocks, dirt hills, snow, they have worked well for me.
If you are losing traction on steep dirt climbs it's prolly because you need more wheel speed or momentum to get up. Your rig is pretty heavy.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:38 AM   #5
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Watching your video I tend to agree with Griz, it looks like you need a little more wheel speed. It's always nice to be able to do a "bump" up or over an obstacle. I myself have run Moabs and they have worked well for me, but I run them mostly in rock. My next build will be running Rock Claws to see how they perform. Are you running any weight in your tires? Nice rig by the way.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #6
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Yeah on the weights. I weight them the other day and the front pr is around 660g. Maybe I need to focus on some gearing then. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:41 AM   #7
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I was running Moabs on Guido at the Montana scale comp last year. He's a pretty heavy rig as well. The Moabs worked well on all different terrains, wet or dry.

On your first attempt in the video, the skidplate was hitting and that's what was causing your problem I think. A little bump or a different angle (like you did) was all you needed.

You could go to a Slinger and it will work pretty good in mud and dirt but on the rocks they will be nowhere as good as the Moabs.
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I love my slingers. With a little wheel speed, they will pull you anywhere. Snow banks, dirt hills, mud bogs. They are ok on the rocks but because of the tread pattern (no parallel tread, just horizontal), they don't sidehill verywell. The edges of the lugs will wear fast when slipping on rocks and become rounded. Resulting in even worse performance. But in snow, mud, dirt, sand, I love them.
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