Off-roaders have in common a special installation of unique tyres. Tyres, which are designed mostly for off-road, are built of a heavy block tread pattern and deep grooves to ensure an ideal grip on sand, rocks, mud, and loose soil.
These wheels often have reinforced walls and increased size in order to do severe driving environments.
Some drivers deflate the wheels in such situations as loose sand or deep snow or to improve the grip with the surface.
If bead locks are used it helps to protect the wheel on the wheel regardless of the surface kind and air pressure.
Off-road wheels are marked AT and MT, which is all-terrain and mud-ground, respectively. The seconds ones are created only for off-roads and it cannot be recommended (also, in areas where their usage on paved roads is not allowed). Additionally, if these wheels are used on paved streets it will lead to an increase in fuel consumption, a strong increase of compromise, and noise the vehicle handling. Therefore, the installation of mud wheels is reasonable just before an off-road trip. The first type provides a balanced answer, harder to compound, but features a less aggressive tread pattern.
Popular types of off-road wheels:
- Goodyear Wrangler;
- Firestone Destination;
- Toyo Open Country M/T;
- Dunlop Radial Mud Rover;
- Maxxis Bighorn and a few others.
- BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain.
Apart from MT and AT and wheels, many wheel manufacturers have SUV versions of their essential models for minivans and off-roaders. These tyres have reinforced inner formation and increased load rating while their tread design was designed for urban usage. If you do not use your car where there are no roads and if you do not have the desire to adjust the features of your vehicle, then install wheels of the sizes which are specified by the car maker written in the car manual.