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 Post subject: why not use military type tires?
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:15 am 
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why don't i see more military style tires on civilian trucks and off-road vehicles? Is it because they are so skinny? Or more expensive? Comfort? because I don't care for comfort-I somewhat enjoy feeling the tread rumble beneath me...

http://www.garbee.net/~cabell/photos5.htm (example of military vehicles)

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A big factor is weight, that style tire is heavy. They are also a load range E, so they don't have much flex in the sidewall or tread.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:24 pm 
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plus, you have to air them down in the winter and rain... no one wants to mess with it.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:37 am 
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thank you for the responses...I know better now :tu2:

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:59 pm 
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They won't last very long either. The old style tires aren't radial's. get them too hot (anyhting over 50 mph) anf you'll stand a good chance of blowing them, but if it's just a trail rig, go for it.

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