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Old 03-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Usually soft small pins. Big pins collect too much mud and get heavy.
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Glad I asked the question I thought I should go with hard tires with big pins like proline badlands.. But why do the motorcycles use this type of thread in the mud then?
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How wet and how muddy and how much clay in dirt
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Something small, like a Holeshot, Hybrid or Cubez. Depending on how rutted the track is sometimes soft tyres are better than super softs. End of the day, mud sticks to mud so most tyres will work.
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Will small pins give enough traction?
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Bald tires will give you traction in mud , mud is so tacky you want something that the mud won't cling to (like ibeams) if you have a old work out small pin tire run it
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This is good to know I was completely wrong then, what compound would you use with about 70 to 80F (20 to 25C)?
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Glad I asked the question I thought I should go with hard tires with big pins like proline badlands.. But why do the motorcycles use this type of thread in the mud then?
Dirtbikes use tires with larger spacing between the block/tread on mud or loose surfaces because the dirt/mud is less likely to stick and the blocks are able to scoup more(kind of like a paddle) , and on hard pack surfaces we run tires with more tread, and have them closer so you have surface contacting the dirt/clay. If we were to use treads like the hard surface tire on mud or loose surface, they would plug up in a heart beat.
So they are kind of similar concept except dirtbikes do have pin type tires because they would wear to fast and wouldn't grip at all.
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Bald tires will give you traction in mud , mud is so tacky you want something that the mud won't cling to (like ibeams) if you have a old work out small pin tire run it
I don't know what kind of "tacky mud" you have in AZ (lots of clay I assume), but the mud around here is slippery, slimey, soup. I don't think you would move an inch w/ a bald tire and turning would be impossible. A Badland works good because it digs through the slime layer and finds traction deeper, it also cleans well.

Tire selection all depends on the mud itself.
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I don't know what kind of "tacky mud" you have in AZ (lots of clay I assume), but the mud around here is slippery, slimey, soup. I don't think you would move an inch w/ a bald tire and turning would be impossible. A Badland works good because it digs through the slime layer and finds traction deeper, it also cleans well.

Tire selection all depends on the mud itself.
I agree, that's how a dirtbike tire works, like a scoop. I know my loose tires on my dirtbike had no track one wet muddy clay, its like riding on ice.
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my tire weapon when its slick super loomy are my panther pin tries OMG they hook-up.
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VP-Pro 804 medium or soft if the track is wet clay, yours looks more like wet dirt so you may need to experiment or look at what the fast guys run.
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Our track is clay so most everyone uses small pin tires, but we have wrapped our tires in duck tape and it worked! Don't know how but it was really wet.
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