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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 07:51 PM
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I haven't owned a baja yet but I'm going to as soon as I can afford one, but I do have alot of ?'s about them. Right now I'm concerned about traction both rear and front in snow and ice. Will I have to weight the front end? I plan on useing the original steel front clip ( for weight purposes). Thanks for any info.

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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:51 AM
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My dad drove a Beetle in snow and ice the trick is to weight the front down with a sack of sand. You get all the traction you need from ther rear tires. The front need a little help.

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Post Post subject: Traction
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 01:07 AM
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I drive mine in the snow and ice with no additional weight, BFG A/T's all around. If you're vigilant about braking distance and turning (and nothing unexpected happens, ha) you'll be fine. Additional weight is a good idea. Probably a pair of sandbags would be enough.

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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 01:30 AM
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Just don't run BFG Muds without getting them siped, no traction. Mine turns and breaks pretty well in the snow though...


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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 06:26 PM
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Just don't run BFG Muds without getting them siped, no traction. Mine turns and breaks pretty well in the snow though...

What is "siped"?


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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:18 PM
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fast_1 wrote:
Just don't run BFG Muds without getting them siped, no traction. Mine turns and breaks pretty well in the snow though...

What is "siped"?

I assume he means spiked. As in studded.

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:38 PM
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Nope! He meant siped. Read this to see what he means.

Here is another one with picture examples. Siping your tires is a big 4x4 thing.
DIY Tire Siping


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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:42 AM
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I run MT/R's on my truck, the Goodyear version of BFG M/T's and have no issues. I personally wouldn't sipe any off road tire as I'd think it'd increase the wear when off road. I think it'd work better for street tires, just my opinion.

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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 01:03 AM
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I know people who run Mud tires on trucks and have had no problems in the amount of snow we get here in Prescott (which is not a lot compared to Park City, and Boise). Even with something as small and light as a 1st generation 4runner they were awesome, but the rear of a baja (or perhaps mine) is just to dang light.

Then I was talking to a guy up in Flagstaff (where they get 2-4 feet of snow at a time) who works at a tire shop there. He was telling me he runs the BFG M/Ts on his Jeep and has them siped for the winter. It sounded like he had a pretty serious trail rig/rock crawler. I was thinking that he was nuts, tires that can run up to $400+ and then paying to have tread that, engineers designed, cut up so you can use your vehicle for the winter. It would seem to be cheaper to get some steelys and buy the cheapest set of snow tires. I don't know...


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Post Post subject: Re: Traction
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 01:36 AM
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MusicManiac wrote:
Nope! He meant siped. Read this to see what he means.

Here is another one with picture examples. Siping your tires is a big 4x4 thing.
DIY Tire Siping

Huh, I learned something. Who'd a thunk it?

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 03:54 AM
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The BFG MT's come in a variation called KM2's. If you look at the tread design, it appears they are "siped" from the factory. They get rave reviews for on and off road driving, snow, rain, and don't give off a lot of tire noise at high speeds like most mud terrain tires do.


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