Wheels and Tires

Do all terrain tires handle pot holes better?

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  • Apr 25th, 2018 3:49 pm
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Deal Fanatic
Jun 24, 2006
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Most likely.

They are typically taller too, putting more rubber between the hole and the rim to take the impact.
Deal Guru
Feb 9, 2006
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Brampton
Less of a function of the type of tire then the size of tire. If you got more side wall then it'll handle potholes more forgiving-ly.

Just ask those 24"+ equipped (Fake) Hummers they might have all terrain tires but if they're rubber band thin that ain't gonna help.
Deal Addict
Jan 7, 2014
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Winnipeg
tebore wrote: Less of a function of the type of tire then the size of tire. If you got more side wall then it'll handle potholes more forgiving-ly.

Just ask those 24"+ equipped (Fake) Hummers they might have all terrain tires but if they're rubber band thin that ain't gonna help.
is 205 65 R15 a good size ? We have lots of potholes in Winnipeg
Deal Guru
Feb 9, 2006
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Brampton
Asker123 wrote: is 205 65 R15 a good size ? We have lots of potholes in Winnipeg
Hard to say. All I Said was sidewall height plays a role in helping survive potholes. There's no set size to prevent damage.
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Jan 7, 2014
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tebore wrote: Hard to say. All I Said was sidewall height plays a role in helping survive potholes. There's no set size to prevent damage.
yes thats what i was asking. is 65 a good % sidewall in 205 width?

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