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post #1 of 13 Old 04-17-2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Is the reason mileage is so low on these is because the nobs are so big with no cuts for air flow and they heat up when driving causing them to get soft therefore faster wear? I am trying to figure out why MT tires have lower miles than the rest This is the only thing I can think of that would cause it?

If this is true do you guys think sipeing them would help out with the mileage?

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They are heavier in most cases and they have higher rolling resistance. An offroad tire is designed to give and flex to conform to the terrain for maximum traction more than a street only tire. They also run at lower air pressures. But they do look good.

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they do look good they need to make more aggressive street tires!

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i guess those would be all terrain

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I've got MT/55's 285's and I have noticed my fuel economy has dropped 5%

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well how often are ya off road?

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Not off road as much as I used to be. But I still like the tires there great in the mud and snow.

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they wear out quicker because there is less rubber contacting the road making more pressure per square inch of rubber...........

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what he said....and theyre usually a softer compound.


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I run mine at 55 psi all day every day and love mine have 9788 miles on them and they still look good.

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