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Old 03-06-2016, 06:19 PM   #158 (permalink)
Todd W
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@Todd W radial tires air down differently than bias tires. They maintain their contact patch at lower pressures than bias tires and seem to conform better at lower pressures.
That makes sense.

I gogled for some images and this image:
http://my1970z28.com/pics/etc/radial-vs-bias.jpg

even states "stabilize the tread" in re: radial tires

Radial swampers were too damn stiff on the rocks, I hated the 'bounce' they gave compared to the BIAS SX I used to run, but going to some MTRs wasn't really noticeable... now back to IROKs for snow/rocks and maybe some MTRs for rocks in the future, well see what I can get

Speaking of which, just dropped to mid 30*s we be getting some fresh snow

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