Can't stop, won't stop. I do end up upside down more with these tires. I guess that's exciting.
Bummer you damaged a tire so fast. I wanted to try the Black labels, but you may have confirmed my concerns with mud and cleaning out. With under 100 hp, I don't have wheel speed.One of the tires had the bead sliced in two when my rear tire exploded the corner of the concrete as I rolled. The rest of the tires haven't been looked over because I've been preoccupied. We noticed they don't really clear out in mud or dirt until I have alot of wheel speed so that's a downfall. I feel like they had decent traction in the rocks but nothing otherworldly. You know how R&V is, all the rocks are moving around constantly so you can't really plant a tire on anything and see what it does because the rock moves. I'm going to continue running them and see how they do. No spare anymore though. Anything was an improvement from what I had on there so it's hard for me to give a good assessment. I will say I was able to wheel like a normal person again without having to go WOT to do every obstacle so that's a positive :sonicjay:
I've had this as a serious discussion more than once. If you are running rocks you canMore than I want to spend, but I'm also limited on power :sonicjay: so I'm going to need all the traction I can get. It'll be a balance between my wallet and doing what's right :sonicjay:
I've used that same argument against myself a few times :sonicjay: Make sense. Why not spend a little extra money and be happy with what you've spent thousands of dollars on....and just as important thousands of hours building.So for an extra $500 on a rig that you have THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS invested, it can make the difference between somewhat happy and very happy.
I've had this as a serious discussion more than once. If you are running rocks you can
A) Spend $400-450 per tire and be somewhat satisfied and quite often frustrated
B) Spend $500-550 per tire and be giddy about how well your rig works.
So for an extra $500 on a rig that you have THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS invested, it can make the difference between somewhat happy and very happy.
I have been running stickies longer than most of my wheeling buddies. We did a run last fall where only 1 guy did not have stickies and he struggled as usual. HOWEVER, for him it stood out as he struggled more than ever. My response was, no, you did not struggle more than usual but instead, this is the first trip where everyone EXCEPT you had stickies. A month later he bought stickies. :teehee:
If everyone you wheel with has bias ply tires, you all wheel about the same. Everybody struggles about the same on any given obstacle. Then one guy gets stickies and everybody calls him a cheater. :sonicjay:Then more get stickies and they get called cheaters. :teehee:
Then the last hold out guy starts getting pissed and frustrated that he struggles so much. Then he gets stickies and no longer considers them cheater tires. :finger: