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Re: How bad of an idea is this?

Postby Hack » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:26 pm

I wouldn't have a problem doing it with my BFG KA2s but I think that you'd go nuts with MTs like Swampers. The noise alone would drive you crazy unless you had a well insulated truck with a loud stereo. As for the ride, you are much younger than me so maybe your body won't mind. Finally, I can't image that you'd get very good mileage with those tires. There is a reason that people buy ATs.

In the old days, I seem to recall you trailering the trail tires.

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Re: How bad of an idea is this?

Postby paulevans76 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:34 pm

It all depends, but I wouldn't let a little tire hum stop me from a good time.
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Re: How bad of an idea is this?

Postby Carl747 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:17 pm

Everybody would hear you coming up behind them and know that it is you. Plus you would look a good bit cooler than everyone else.

As long as the wear on the tires doesn't bother you, I would do it.
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Re: How bad of an idea is this?

Postby wmorrisiii » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:29 am

Why not? I think it's a great idea, but it might shake a few things loose during a run like that...just adds to the experience though.
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Re: How bad of an idea is this?

Postby squatch » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm

Should make shortcuts easier! :lol:
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