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Old 04-02-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Been alot of mud here in the north east.My truck seems to get stuck on the level is this the norm? Tires are like new , But they do have a highway tread design.

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Old 04-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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I used to get stuck going up the hill into my driveway. My drive way is crushed lime rock and I couldn't make it up bob tailed.

I replaced the road tread with the most aggressive tread pattern that Toyo had. Looks very much like Joe has on his truck.

I also took off one of the axels. After both mods I could go up my drive way when it was snow packed.

However, I am not sure that there isn't a bit more rut sensitivity with these tires. Don't know for sure as I made two changes simultaneously.


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Old 04-02-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Highway radials on the drives are very bad on slick surfaces with no load on the rear axle. They will hydroplane in the rain if you have to brake semi-hard, and tend to "hop" on wet streets when you let the clutch out starting off on even slight upgrades.

Change to a medium lug type tread on the rears. Lugs make a real big difference. Of course lugs fill up with mud so they don't help as much in that situation. Then you need weight on the rear.

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