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post #11 of 23 Old 12-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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you don't need off road tires, but your not getting anywhere in even moderate mud with the junk all seasons they put on there.

a simple all season, all terrain tire will improve low grip traction in spades. Something simple like the Wrangler Silent Armour, I had those on my old pickup and they were fantastic in mud, dirt and snow..

@snowplow sure lo gear is useful, but again if your tires cant grip you are going nowhere fast. Tires are your only contact patch between the vehicle and its terrain so if they're not gripping no amount of low end torque is going to change that.



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no doubt tires are important too

but I doubt most people are rolling around in off road tires.



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post #13 of 23 Old 12-11-2013, 11:49 AM
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no doubt tires are important too

but I doubt most people are rolling around in off road tires.
At least when it comes to a luxury SUV like this.
If it's a Nissan truck or truck based SUV the chances will be much much higher. More of an off roading crowd with those vehicles.



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post #14 of 23 Old 12-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Again, they are not off road tires. They are called all terrain tires and thy provide substantially more grip than the junk all season you are outfitted OEM. More than capable in the snow and head and shoulders better in the rain. Even Toyo Open Countrys are a good all terrain, I see them on plenty of SUVs.

But hey you guys take your chances.
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post #15 of 23 Old 12-12-2013, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Terrain tires to me are still relatively off-road

They aren't that suitable for pavement.



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Terrain tires to me are still relatively off-road

They aren't that suitable for pavement.
it's just good for mild off road terrain.
just don't expect to crawl up some super steep hill with tons of rocks and dirt, it could get bad.



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Terrain tires to me are still relatively off-road

They aren't that suitable for pavement.
yes they are.. They're street tires with a little more meat than your average all season and their winter rated...
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which would probably mean worse mileage, more road noise, crappy rolling resistance, less grip. more tire flex



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post #19 of 23 Old 02-21-2014, 01:11 PM
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how much worse can mileage get?
with all that torque and power, i doubt it can be that much.



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oh it can get worse... tires make a noticeable difference. especially off road tires.



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