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    Studded 4 rear 4.8 front combo

    After hours of reading, Ive decided that studded tires would be worth the cost to avoid injury and have more fun!! The issue I have is that my 2015 Mukluk is limited in tire size because of the 170 rear. Im in Ontario, just outside of Detroit and we receive a lot of freeze thaw cycles. Would a 3.8 - 4 and a larger 4-6 - 4.8 or so on the front work out well? If so, what would everyone recommend? I was thinking maybe a D4 or Gnarwahl in the rear and either a D5, Wazia or a wrathchild up front. They will be on BR710 (80mm) rims. Im not opposed to buying tires with stud pockets and doing the work myself. I just only want to have to buy these once and be done without experimenting. Prices are significantly higher here in Canada. I do have access to a shipping point in the US and traveling to pick them up.

    I appreciate the info in advance.

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    A larger front tire works great.
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    Yep I do the same on my bucksaw in the winter, 4.8" front, 4.6" rear. I prefer home brew sheet metal screw studs from the inside out.

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    I think you can put a 4.6 on the back of that.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    I think you can put a 4.6 on the back of that.
    Hmmm, really? That might change things. I was thinking maybe a D4 or Gnarwahl in the rear and maybe a D5, Wazia or a wrathchild up front.

    Thanks for the input so far

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    I had a 2014 Mukluk. With the 2x drivetrain I couldnt fit much more than a 4 tire. Not sure what the limit is if you have 1x...?

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    I ran the Dillinger 5's on my 2014 Mukluk for several winters with no problems. It is tight though so try one first to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanmoreBruce View Post
    I had a 2014 Mukluk. With the 2x drivetrain I couldnt fit much more than a 4 tire. Not sure what the limit is if you have 1x...?
    I am running a 1x, but I would rather not deal with possible rubbing issues. 4 in the rear is probably best bet.

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    If you're riding on snow, a fat tire is more important in the rear to keep you from auguring/trenching in because more of your weight is on the rear tire.

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    A buddy had 4.8 snowshoe XLs on his Mukluk 14 or 15 80 mm rim. 4.6 should fit No problem.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-in-Fundy View Post
    I ran the Dillinger 5's on my 2014 Mukluk for several winters with no problems. It is tight though so try one first to see.
    Was that with the stock 2x drivetrain? I got rubbing on my two lowest gears with a D5. Full on contact in my granny gear and light rubbing in the second lowest. I wish it would have worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanmoreBruce View Post
    Was that with the stock 2x drivetrain? I got rubbing on my two lowest gears with a D5. Full on contact in my granny gear and light rubbing in the second lowest. I wish it would have worked!
    That was with the stock 2x10 drivetrain, tubed on Rolling Darrel's.
    Tubeless would likely stretch it out enough to rub as it runs pretty close to the chain on the granny, I would guess that running 1x would eliminate any chance of rubbing.
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    As has been stated earlier, a little bit of rubbing is not really a big deal unless the lugs catch on the chain. Which has not happened to me ever, just a slight polishing of the tire sidewall. Running 4.0 JJ's on 85mm rims in an old 165 ti Fatback. It can often be dealt with by a slight redishing of the wheel away from the chain, which will not affect the ride noticebly. Also done on the old fatback to keep D4s away from the chain on Rolling Darryls.
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    Thanks to everyone who replied. I think I am going with a 4 Wazia for the rear and a Wrathchild up front. Just have to find a deal on some. Going to need two of each!

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    Try use jumbo jim 4.4.

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