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Our local pulls are held at the rodeo arena, and they use a very sandy type of dirt for the track. I'm trying to figure out what type of tire to run. Obviously a wider tire will work better, but what about tread? I've seen people run mud tires and I've seen people run all terrains. I have the 37's and I don't mind running them, but I was considering getting a smaller tire to put on my stock wheels and use them just for pulling.

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i i was u and had the money to doit id buy some 33inch boggers
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In loose sand/dirt? I ran my 44 inch boggers in this stuff and all they did was dig. Do you mean run them backwards, maybe? I don't want to get myself stuck in my own ruts.
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If you think you've got the power to spin 'em, those AT's will be great in a sandy track. I wish that I would have gotten some At's for pulling instead of MT's. The MT's just have too much bite and I don't have the power to spin them like I want to.
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I wish I had a smaller set of them. The good thing about the AT's is that they are on wider wheels, so they should float real well.
I pull against a guy with a truck just like mine, but he has no lift and is running 315's/35's. He has no problems. The 37's are not much taller than 35's on 8 inch wide wheels so I should be alright with them. Thanks for the info.
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Danny, if you could find a cheap set of a/ts that are wide and fit a 17" rim, and get a cheap set of steelies that are wide, that'd be best for you. I think stock tires would work OK, I've seen some powerjokes pulling back home on stock sized tires, most even with completely stock tires. Wider is better though, so I'd look into a set of 14.50 wide 33s to put on some 17x10 steelies.
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Rim width is everything, I had a set of 11 inch rims on the old f350 and it would pull goooooodddd for a ford. ks
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What do you need? A set of tires like these.
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Originally Posted by djgaston
Our local pulls are held at the rodeo arena, and they use a very sandy type of dirt for the track. I'm trying to figure out what type of tire to run. Obviously a wider tire will work better, but what about tread? I've seen people run mud tires and I've seen people run all terrains. I have the 37's and I don't mind running them, but I was considering getting a smaller tire to put on my stock wheels and use them just for pulling.

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Dan,

uve answered your own question, now granted i do not sled pull, or havent yet per say, you do have the right idea as towards what to do in the sand. Most of my wheelin is done in sand, and the one thing it does not do is forgive you. A mud terrain or MTR tread is gonna dig you down to china in loose dirt or sand, which is why i run all terrains, floatation is also your best friend, which is why i run wider rims with my 285's for the sand.

One thing to consider tho, i rope, and i always ask, how deep is teh dirt at the rodeo arena? If its between 8-10 inches your current tires will work just fine, you might dig down to the bottom a little sooner while they reach the harder stuff lookin for traction, but you will not have to worry too much about diggin much harder till you have the weight at the top of teh sled and it stops you, then again, when you arent moving it what would be the point of spinning your wheels even more?

ID work with what you have, but if the sand is too deep or too loose, id go with some wide all terrains...Good luck

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If its gonna be loose and you have 500hp or above go with some mud terrains.

If its going to be a "power track" or hard packed go with all terrains.
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Aside from the Enterprise Engine truck in the previous picture does anyone have any pictures of their Dodge with a set of wide, low tires on it for pulling purposes? Or actually any purpose.
Around here all the ford and chevy guys run 33"x12.50" tires on a 12" wide wheel. It balloons out the tire pretty good, seems like it would work great for pulling in sand or loose dirt. It looks sweet on the other makes trucks but looks a little silly on a Dodge. Our trucks just don't seem to look right with a real wide-low tire on there, but that's just my opinion, any pics?
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