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How may of you have an all season tire on your drive axle?
I am thinking about putting a tire with a little more traction on my drive axle.
The tires I have now spin at a hint of snow or on grass.
That type of tire in this size 12R 22.5 size seams hard to find .
I was looking at the Michelin 12R XDN2. They don't give these away.
What do our Canadian friends use?
Am I crazy??????????????
What say you...........
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How may of you have an all season tire on your drive axle?
I am thinking about putting a tire with a little more traction on my drive axle.
The tires I have now spin at a hint of snow or on grass.
That type of tire in this size 12R 22.5 size seams hard to find .
I was looking at the Michelin 12R XDN2. They don't give these away.
What do our Canadian friends use?
Am I crazy??????????????
What say you...........
Thanks
Do you dump your tag axle air, when in those situations? That may be the cheapest solution to your issues.
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Stay out of the snow that is another solution.
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Warning!
Spinning your wheels on grass or ice could result in a broken rear end.
You need to be very gentle with the go pedal when in grass or ice.
Broken ring and pinion gears are common,and not cheap.
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I ran drive tires on the SP for several years. They seemed to work well. It limits tire rotation however.
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Do you dump your tag axle air, when in those situations? That may be the cheapest solution to your issues.
Jim
I don't always remember to dump the tag air. I have to be better at that.

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Warning!
Spinning your wheels on grass or ice could result in a broken rear end.
You need to be very gentle with the go pedal when in grass or ice.
Broken ring and pinion gears are common,and not cheap.
Randy,
Braking something really scares me.......
That's also one of the reasons I'm considering changing out the tires.
I have to learn when I hear the engine rev I am probably spinning the tires.............
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The tires are not the problem.
Its the connection between your head and you right foot!
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The tires are not the problem.
Its the connection between your head and you right foot!
I had that problem and a receipt to prove it. The problem of course is not spinning the wheels but what happens when you hit dry pavement and the spinning suddenly stops . It's hard to "hear" the engine revs so it you have any thoughts the wheels are spinning stop. Lift your foot off the throttle.
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The tires are not the problem.
Its the connection between your head and you right foot!
that connection has cost me a ton during my life
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The tires are not the problem.
Its the connection between your head and you right foot!
When I was an aircraft mechanic in the USAF on a maintenance repair ticket as the solution I referred to as "found a short between the headset".................that comment in itself got me into trouble with the maintenance officer
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