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westcoaster
10-01-2006, 10:39 AM
What would be the minimum size of a tire I would need to make my tintop samurai float on snow? and would it need beadlocks??

Squishy
10-01-2006, 11:19 AM
wouldnt need beadlocks, widest tire you can get though will help the most

greenhorn
10-01-2006, 11:43 AM
Totally not thinking about tires with that title.. [15]

westcoaster
10-01-2006, 11:47 AM
Totally not thinking about tires with that title.. [15]


Well, I suppose.... In some circles around here the samurai is considered to be shit anyway.

DirtyComanche
10-01-2006, 11:49 AM
Dude, just fill 'em up with helium. That way you'll float on more than just snow!





Okay, I dunno, depends what type of floating you're looking to do. There's guys out there that run larger than 40" tires for snow - and if they went any smaller it wouldn't work.

G-rizzle Swank
10-01-2006, 02:18 PM
you could try, 33x14" boggers
or the 35x14.5 bogger is a lot wider (prob a good inch or two) i know cus ive had both tires.

sj-x 500
10-02-2006, 08:42 PM
on 44's they float in water...

but a wide 33 like 14.5 or... i think a 35 x16 would be good, but then you need new axles... cuz sammi turds won't like that.

exo_toy
10-02-2006, 09:36 PM
its the air pressure that is most crucial for the snow.
sorry to say, but a bogger might not be the ideal choice for a sammy in the snow.
They have a very stiff sidewall and dont flatten as well as other tires, especially on a light samurai.

For the most part wider is better, but a tire with a softer sidewall can prove just as helpful. air down a radial to 6 psi and then do the same with a bogger. there is a huge difference in the footprint because of sidewall deflection.

trailburban
10-02-2006, 10:16 PM
Here (http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/off-road.php?item=BajaBeltedHP) for a 33x12.5R15 (10" thread width)
Or
here (http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/truck.php?item=BajaClawRadial) for a LT375/50R18 (33X15.50R18) (12" thread width)
Or
michelin makes a 445/50R22.5 thats a 40.2x17.1R22.5 (commercial highway truck tire)

B
10-02-2006, 11:53 PM
go w 44 x 19.50 x 15 boggers an at about a 1/2 lb of air should be perfect ... 14 " wide rims plus beadlocks and if u can turn them ur going places [5]5[]5[5]

StinkFinger
10-03-2006, 01:22 PM
35-16-R15 BOGGERS ON 15X10 RIMS I GIVE YOU GOOD DEAL

sj-x 500
10-03-2006, 05:55 PM
a 35x16 mickey would rock in the snow.

or a 325/60/15 bfg, 31x12.5.

a baby bogger would be sweet, 31x12.5

westcoaster
10-03-2006, 10:13 PM
go w 44 x 19.50 x 15 boggers an at about a 1/2 lb of air should be perfect ... 14 " wide rims plus beadlocks and if u can turn them ur going places [5]5[]5[5]

Thanks for the replies,

With the 44's I'm thinking I would have clearance issues. The front tires would be rubbing against the rears.....

A soft sided tire would be what is needed alright, it is a question of how much area is needed to keep 2200 Lbs of samurai running on top of fresh snow. I would guess quite a bit less is needed to keep it running on packed snowmobile trails.

Is the lack of weight in the samurai an issue when it comes to gaining traction with the wide tire?

Toyquad
10-04-2006, 04:20 PM
krawlers kick ass in the snow

Mr Vic
10-05-2006, 11:05 AM
MT baja claws suck in the snow, but i never aired them down so that coulda been the problem

eastvanmikee
10-06-2006, 12:11 AM
I know I posted this for someone else a long time ago, but try filling the back of the truck with these...

exo_toy
10-06-2006, 06:54 AM
that doesnt make one bit of sense,

sj-x 500
10-06-2006, 09:33 AM
funny, my claws kicked ass at 8 psi in the snow.