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U4 tire tech
« on: August 20, 2014, 09:32:33 AM »
Matt and I are planning a sizable tire expenditure for the rest of the season / KOH 2015

Looking at Nitos
KR2
KRT



really im stuck on stick with the KRT's or go KR2.  they have a little more trophie truck built into them, not sure the rock crawling is there. 

about the same cost. 

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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 09:46:18 AM »
My Toyos are sad they didn't make the list.

Nittos all the way if the Toyos are off the table. No debate IMO.
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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 09:46:48 AM »
Here is a link to see the difference. Side lugs on the KR2 are supposed to help with steering..

http://www.bfgoodrichracing.com/category/race-tires/off-road-race-tires/desert-racing/

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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 12:58:20 PM »
Falken?
They are promoting ultra 4 pretty hard!

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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 03:03:43 PM »
I want KR2s
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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 03:38:19 PM »
ya they look good.  not sure i should stick with KRT's though.  KR2 look even more useless for east coast wetness


calling arie  :)

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles-tires-wheels-sale/1782026-short-course-tires.html   


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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 03:50:06 PM »
KR2 look even more useless for east coast wetness


o_O

they look like twice the tire and actually have some sidewall tread...
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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 08:34:32 AM »

KR2 look even more useless for east coast wetness


o_O

they look like twice the tire and actually have some sidewall tread...

X2 lol

KRTs are not an east coast tire lol. Gotta look at carcass and plys in KR2 vs KRT.

Smike I've been thinking..., I'd buy tire balls and run old KRTs before I bought new tires to run without tire balls.....


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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 09:04:36 AM »
with the price of tire balls, I'd buy innerairlocks before I bought tire balls. Running those at 40PSI ought to prevent pinch flats and most of the rim damage you and I have been seeing as well.

I have not picked up the phone to talk to them yet but no reply to my E-inquiry
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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 09:26:35 AM »
Lady who answered phone at 1800RACEBFG was no help explaining key differences between KR2 and KRT..., engineering is supposed to call me back....


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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 09:29:51 AM »

with the price of tire balls, I'd buy innerairlocks before I bought tire balls. Running those at 40PSI ought to prevent pinch flats and most of the rim damage you and I have been seeing as well.

I have not picked up the phone to talk to them yet but no reply to my E-inquiry

Tire balls or inner air lock..., I think smike should have some sort of run flat capability when out at the hammers especially with no on board spare...


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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 09:35:38 AM »
Tom wayes ran 24miles on a method wheel.  I figure i can run 40 on a kmc :)

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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 10:46:18 AM »

Tom wayes ran 24miles on a method wheel.  I figure i can run 40 on a kmc :)

Just better hope you're in the desert like he was and not in the hammer trails when it happens! Makes less work for use remote pit guys who will have to manhandle a mangled wheel off of bent studs and replace hubs....


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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 11:38:50 AM »
im not at all interested in inner air locks

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Re: U4 tire tech
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 11:48:05 AM »
Not that it matters much but nitto = toyo. Same parent company.