Tips For Off-Road Tire Shopping

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Taking your truck or SUV off road is a blast and can account for many hours of fun. However, getting stuck can bring your fun to a very quick halt. There are a few things you'll need to do to get your vehicle ready for off roading. You will want to increase your clearance, upgrade your suspension, and get the best tires that you possible can. This article is going to give you two tips on the last aspect mentioned, tires. A good off-road tire is going to give you a lot more control over your vehicle and make your experience much better. Here are two questions to ask when you are picking out your off-road tires.

What Type of Off Roading Will You Be Doing?

You need to ask your self what type of off roading you are going to be doing. Are you going to be climbing rocks in a jeep, or are you going to be mudding in a jacked up truck? These are questions that you need to ask because the tires for these activities differ greatly. The tires that are going to take you up rocks are going to be a combination type rubber—one that is hard but heats up and gets a bit sticky. A tire that is going to take you through the mud is going to be soft with deep wide tread. Pick out the tire you want based on what type of off roading you are going to be doing. 

Will You Use Your Vehicle Solely for Off Roading?

Another thing that you need to ask yourself is if you are going to be using the vehicle on a daily basis or are you going to be using the vehicle just for off roading. If you are going to be using your vehicle as a daily driver, you'll need to get a set of tires that drive well both on and off road. In this case, you are going to be sacrificing a little bit on both ends because it is hard for a tire to be awesome at both. However, if your vehicle is solely your recreation vehicle, you can put whatever tires you want on your ride. If you are using your daily driver as your recreational vehicle, you may want to consider buying off-road tires for the weekend, and then switching your tires when you are done. This will allow you to buy great daily tires and also great off road tires.