I'm sure they'll do great on the sandy roads in Baja.JimmyC said:i saw these at a 4WPs in Dallas. First impression was "oh look, its a miniature 5-ton miilitary vehicle tire" After looking them over, here are my thoughts...
The tread blocks are huge! It makes me think traction for crawling would be reduced because of the tread's inability to bite/conform around rocks. Also, having large tread blocks makes me think that onroad traction will suffer as well. There are very few biting edges for wet/winter weather. There are also minimal sipe channels to evacuate water. Along with that, not having sipes in the tread blocks means the rubber will not cool down (as compated to tread blocks that are siped) which could lead to accelerated wear. And, with such large tread blocks, i would be concerned about wear patterns from DD useage. I can see these tires cupping out relatively easy.
It would be interesting to hear from those who have run them and what theyr cheer/jeers are about them...to see if General was able to produce a tire that wasn't an afterthought.
Were these originally produced for military only?JimmyC said:i saw these at a 4WPs in Dallas. First impression was "oh look, its a miniature 5-ton miilitary vehicle tire"