Uses For Different Tire Applications
February 8th, 2019
Depending on where you're taking your rig helps determines what tires you'll need.
First up, and probably most common, is the standard highway tread-style tire. It has more of a straight groove to help disperse the water.
Up next is the trailer-style tire. This is used on trailers only, like the name implies, and isn't designed to be a drive tire or steer tire. It's made for a high-load capacity and the tread design is pretty simple.
All-terrain style tires are good for the weekend warrior drivers. They can go through the sand, the dirt, the rocks and clean out pretty easily. Another plus is that they're reasonably priced. They're found on most trucks and SUVS.
Then there is the actual mud and sand style tire. It has really deep grooves spaced far apart to help send the mud and sand away from the tire as it spins. It's a directional style tire so it's only made to spin in one direction. Meaning if you mount it on backward, you won't get the optimal performance.
Last but definitely not least is the rock-crawling tire. It has really deep treads that come around the side so when you're in a sticky situation you can get yourself out. They also allow you to air down and make your tread pattern wider.
Repairing any of these tires without taking them off the rim is always good to know and it's pretty simple. First, you need to remove whatever punctured the tire. Use the reaming tool to make the hole large enough to accept the plug. Then install the rubber plug into the eyelet on the tool and force the plug into the tire. Once the plug is set, quickly remove the tool and you're good to go.