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Tire options?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by AnthonyMoth, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

    Hi,
    What aftermarket tires are there that are street legal? Im thinking more of a mud terrain style but not an ATV tire. Thanks
     
  2. Yardscape

    Yardscape Member

    I went to buy new tires at a tire store I do a lot of business with. I have 145R12 on the back of my Suzuki and bald tires on the front. The owner told me that no one makes a 145 any more and I would have to go to 155. Not a problem, but the supplier only had 3 in stock. i should know more on Monday what brand they were and if I can get them. They are a DOT approvied Snow Tire.

    I have to keep my truck narrow for the job I do with it, or I would go with an ATV tire
     
  3. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

    hmm interesting, ATV tires are for offroad use only right? Im sure they wouldn't offer very good traction on wet pavement becuase there not siped and there tread is so spaced apart. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    I'm afraid that the best I think you can do is something like the Winterforce tire. While the new generation of snow tires work MUCH better than the snow tires of 10-15 years ago on snow and ice, back then they had a more open, off-road like tread that would be better in mud and such. They just don't seem to make "truck tires" in sizes small enough for a kei truck.:(
     
  5. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

    Yeah firestone offers a tire very similar to that one. So is the only option to have a set for the road and a set of ATV tires for offroad? Well what size tires can you fit with a 3" lift? Super Swampers come in 27"...
     
  6. Colin

    Colin Member

    I'm using 175/65-14 Semperit Winter-Grips. They're kinda knobby and have a lot of sipes in the tread. Probably work well for mud.

    Colin
     
  7. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

  8. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

  9. frostback

    frostback Member

    I've been thinking about the same two tires, BFG A/Ts used to come in this size as well. It would require a minimum 6" lift to clear these. I wonder how a minitruck will cope with the additional weight and circumfrence. Might have to start out in low range.

    Any feedback from guys running 25" tires?

    Derek
     
  10. Yardscape

    Yardscape Member

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    Here are the tires I went with. They are 5.70-12 Carlisle TRAC CHIEF. They will be in Wed and I will let you know how they look and preform.
     
  11. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

    So is that the DOT snow tire you mentioned earlier? They look like they would work if you can get them siped..might be a bit slippery other wise, but would still work.

    how much were they?
     
  12. BLES

    BLES Member

     
  13. Yardscape

    Yardscape Member

    Those are not the DOT snow tires. The dealer could only get 3 and the 4th won't be in for a couple of weeks.

    I have similar on my skid steer and they work fine in mud and snow. But I know that some times they fill up. They are only 5.7" wide and with the rotational speed of the mini being 10 times faster than the skid (5 mph vs. 50 mph), I think they will clean out ok.

    Right now all I know is that they should look cool AND are 100% better than the bald front ones I have in it now.

    I will let you know.

    Online they were $70, but I got them for $50 install.
     
  14. AnthonyMoth

    AnthonyMoth New Member

  15. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member


    A nice side shot of those tires on a green truck on page 2 of that site. I agree, those look more like a proper "truck" tire. Looks like a 14" rim for what it's worth.
     
  16. speedy67

    speedy67 Member

    I'm kinda curious about his extended cabs.....
     
  17. frostback

    frostback Member

    Those are 13" made by Nippon tires. These trucks are coming from the Phillipines with those tires mounted. They are DOT rated but I havn't been able to track them down. :frustration:
     
  18. frostback

    frostback Member

    These trucks are poor quality rebuilds that are chopped in half and shipped to the Phillipines where they are scabbed back together. Everything on it had a third world look to it. I'm very glad I checked them out in person before purchasing and I highly suggest anyone considering these trucks to do the same.

    Derek
     
  19. speedy67

    speedy67 Member

    Is that right? Wow, they must've taken some extra care on the trucks in the pics, because they don't look too bad. You don't happen to have any pictures of the real deal, do you?

    Maybe the flashy paint is just lipstick on a pig??
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  20. frostback

    frostback Member

    Pretty much sums it up!
     

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