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#1 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:14 PM

I am planning on driving to Elkatraz. I have to get new tires for my truck. My question is what are the driving conditions like at Elkatraz. My plan is to get a somewhat aggressive tread design designed for our offroad conditions of rocks a little mud and some snow. My question is will I need that kind of tread for the hunt too or can I wait till after I get back to reskin. What I have now is more of an over the road tread although I do have 4wd and a posi rear.

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:21 PM

if you have decent tires on now they should be good for the road we will be on.
but if we do get a lot of snow or rain good tires will not work any ways you will need tire chains.
a 4x4 with ok tires will be all you need.

I will have my 4x4 crew cab with.
you can ride in the back and I hope the tail gate stays on :( :doh: :o

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:03 PM

Thanks Elkhunter I don't have tirechains but it is a 2001 Chevy Extended cab 4wd so if needed it can be pressed into service as a mover/hauler too.
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#4 RDinMontana

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:12 PM

Paul-

If you do get new tires make sure they have a fairly sturdy "ply" rating. I know all too well what the rocks and other misc stuff found on Mountain roads will do to the 4 ply rated tires. I run at least 8 (now)

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:28 PM

Ron and RD both speak the truth from experience. Melody and I's 4x4 GMC 3/4 ton has 10 ply M&S tires on it only because we live on a dirt mountain road and spend a lot of time driving on the same. If you get good, soft off-road tires you will only burn them up on the drive to and from PA. If you have 4-wheel drive and a posi rear end you should be just fine. Heck, I remember plowing snow with a Ranger and half bald street radials!
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