The Most Important Aspect Of An Off Road Vehicle
25 September 2012
The most important aspect of an off road vehicle is most defiantly the tires. Tires are critical because if you don't have the right type of tires for the terrain type you are trying to drive on,it will be more difficult to drive through and ware the tires faster. You have to choose the right kind of tire for your off road vehicle and the right kind of tire for the terrain the off road vehicle will be on most of the time.
There are many brands of tires to choose from and a couple of types too. I will only be talking about the more extreme off road tires like mud terrains. The different types of tires are radial and bias. Radial tires are made to go both on road and off road. Bias tires are made for off road only. You can drive with a bias on the road but the handling will be bad and it will ware vary quickly.
A lot of tires perform differently in all different kinds of terrain. One mud terrain might be better in mud than another or one mud terrain might be better on rock than another. For instance,you have to read reviews of the tires to find out what other people have experienced with that tire in the different terrain types. Reviews will help you see the strong aspects of the tire and see its weak points. You wouldn't want to buy $1500 in tires that are not vary good in the terrain you want to drive in. Research is key to find the best off road tire for the terrain you will be driving on.
The right size tire for your 4x4 is very important. First of all,you want the mud tire to be able to maneuver just as much as the stock tire does. That means no rubbing on the fenders when turning and no rubbing when the suspension is compressed. You should only put tires on your off road vehicle that it can handle. The bigger the tire the more power it takes to move it and the more ware it has on your 4x4. Tires that are too big for a truck will brake a lot more parts than if you found the perfect sized pair of off road tires. You can also modify your 4x4 to handle bigger mud tires.
The tires on an off road vehicle are the most important thing on it. The right tires on a 4x4 can help it excel through the train it was built for. Also the correct size tires will have full maneuverability and not a lot of extra ware on the vehicle itself. A truck with IFS,you would only put a maximum tire size of 35x12.50 because,a tire any bigger will brake a lot of CV shafts. Trucks with strait axles,I would only put a maximum tire size of 44x15.50 any bigger then you will start blowing a lot of differential gears. If you want bigger tires than that,then get an axle bigger than a 1 ton like a Rockwell axle.
This should be helpful to you in finding the right set of tires for your off road vehicle. My article should save some time and money to whoever reads it. I thank you for reading it.
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