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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by Peter Connan » 02 Aug 2018 16:48

Friction is NOT the same as traction.

And tread pattern etc. is much more of a factor in noise than width is.

But, unlike me, you have power and weight. I only have weight.
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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by Tinus lotz » 02 Aug 2018 17:40

biggles wrote:
02 Aug 2018 11:55
Thanks guys, for kickstarting my mind on the whole debate. I think all the factors have been mentioned.

Would imagine skinny tyres are quieter?

I would also like to add that increased friction is a good thing... friction is the same as traction...

I am leaning to wide. The patrol is heavy and I tow a caravan in sand so weight distribution on a big footprint is good.

I think the marie biscuits work well on lighter vehicles like Defenders...

When can I get a good price on tryes?
I can get barend to sharpen his pencil but on what size ....the narrow or wide ones?

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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by biggles » 03 Aug 2018 10:16

Peter Connan wrote:
02 Aug 2018 16:48
Friction is NOT the same as traction.

And tread pattern etc. is much more of a factor in noise than width is.

But, unlike me, you have power and weight. I only have weight.


When I think of noise i am thinking of the same tyre but different widths... so all else equal wider tyres will generate more noise.
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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by biggles » 03 Aug 2018 10:18

Tinus lotz wrote:
02 Aug 2018 17:40
biggles wrote:
02 Aug 2018 11:55
Thanks guys, for kickstarting my mind on the whole debate. I think all the factors have been mentioned.

Would imagine skinny tyres are quieter?

I would also like to add that increased friction is a good thing... friction is the same as traction...

I am leaning to wide. The patrol is heavy and I tow a caravan in sand so weight distribution on a big footprint is good.

I think the marie biscuits work well on lighter vehicles like Defenders...

When can I get a good price on tryes?
I can get barend to sharpen his pencil but on what size ....the narrow or wide ones?
The wide. I have made up my mind... sort of. Cheapest I have found is:

305/70R16 R4734 installed.
285/75R16 R4589 installed.
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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by gupster » 03 Aug 2018 19:40

After encountering a lot of bridges on my travels, that were just logs tied together, I was pleased I had wide tires at the time as I felt that thin ones were more likely to slip into the sometimes wide cracks between the logs. So yes, arguments for both, but in my opinion a truck with marie biscuit tires does not look the part he he
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Re: Narrow or wide

Post by SJC » 06 Aug 2018 09:15

i’ve had 255/85r16’s on two of my patrols, currently got 285/75r16 on the 4.5
i would not hesitate to fit 255/85r16 when buying tyres again. much better allround size in my opinion.
defnately better in sand and mud.

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