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military tread

PostPosted: October 29th, 2018, 9:02 pm
by Lindsay36551
Hey all,
Looking for a post Viet Nam tread for my A2 that I'm doing for desert storm, USMS recon, Fitted with an M60 and a newer fn240 mounted to the wind screen.
Going to tire rack to see what's available
I saw a really cool tread pattern < thought it was HORSTS vehicle .;
He has told me I was mistaken, Looking for a 700 X16 tyre that has rounded edges and an aggressive tread pattern

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 30th, 2018, 8:42 am
by m3a1
Yeah, Horst's tires are awesome looking tires.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 30th, 2018, 11:32 am
by Horst
no, they are not. I run standard NDMS tires, they are neither good looking nor do they have any good performance....

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 6:29 am
by SturmTyger380
I found an old discussion about tires - these look interesting:

https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=83055

Here is a link to one of the tires - look at the Caiman it looks good.

http://www.black-star.fr/4x4/?largeurPneu=205&hauteurPneu=80&nameSerie=16

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 7:59 am
by rickf
Why not just look at modern off road tires? Interco has the Swamper line, They are about as aggressive as you will ever find and they have the sizes you need no matter what you are looking for. And they are all DOT rated.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 6:37 pm
by raymond
SturmTyger380 wrote:I found an old discussion about tires - these look interesting:

https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=83055

Here is a link to one of the tires - look at the Caiman it looks good.

http://www.black-star.fr/4x4/?largeurPneu=205&hauteurPneu=80&nameSerie=16


Those are all retreads.

And there is no way I would run a tire named "Venezuela" :wink:

Raymond

Re: military tread

PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 7:24 pm
by rickf
Modern retreads are good tires, but that is considering they are made in quality plants and not some third world tire shop.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 9:38 pm
by Lindsay36551
Just wanted to thank all of you for your input on this subject!
I haven't come to a conclusion yet!
Its tough picking the correct tread and stance without it mounted to the vehicle!
I have 4 months to make it correct!
Ill let you know how it ends up!

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 11:11 am
by m3a1
Tires are an interesting subject but thus far we've said very little about them, other than speaking in generalities.

Here's a fairly good article (unfortunately, rife with advertisements) but fairly informative. It probably will not lead anyone to make a decision on which particular tire is "best" but it is fairly educational so, if you are interested in an easy read on the subject while you enjoy your morning coffee, here is the link.

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/how-tires-are-made.htm

Cheers,
TJ

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2018, 11:54 am
by Mark
Ya, the article was pretty good, I made a copy to give to 'the tire man place' everybody goes to from around here.I could say the name, you all probably go there too

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 8th, 2018, 5:07 pm
by Lindsay36551
I have decided on a Cooper tire,
Discoverer sst All terrain tread, size LT215/85/R16.
I will be running tubes.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 8th, 2018, 5:52 pm
by rickf
That is a tubeless tire so if you are going to run tubes be sure to get tubes that are compatible with the tires.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 8th, 2018, 7:27 pm
by Lindsay36551
I have decided on a Cooper tire,
Discoverer sst All terrain tread, size LT215/85/R16.
I will be running tubes.

Re: military tread

PostPosted: November 9th, 2018, 7:02 pm
by agwrangler
i run my ndcc tires tubeless. its worked great since 2015.