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Project "EcoMudder"; Geo Metro Mud Machine/ Bug Out Vehicle
Topic Started: Oct 1 2011, 04:55 PM (56,554 Views)
Scoobs
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I talked to my mechanic about using the atv tires on my metro, after talking it over i dont know if it will be a good idea. Thats more weight than what is reccommended on the tires. Plus the Ply ratings, you might be better off just getting a 14" rim, and get a rougged tread recap on a high ply 14" like 8+
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Johnny Mullet
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http://www.tiresunlimited.com/ALL%20TIRES/Maxxis/Maxxis_mud_bug.htm

27X8X12 :hmm
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That tire looks very aggressive. I don't think weight is much of a factor when you won't be driving this on the highway. Only about 400 lbs per corner. Have fun with your toy. I may have to come out to Yankee Lake to see this. :thumb
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Wow, Those are friggin sweet looking.
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Steved82971
Oct 5 2011, 06:57 PM
I talked to my mechanic about using the atv tires on my metro, after talking it over i dont know if it will be a good idea. Thats more weight than what is reccommended on the tires. Plus the Ply ratings, you might be better off just getting a 14" rim, and get a rougged tread recap on a high ply 14" like 8+
most atv tires that are designed for hard offroad use will have more ply rating than a passanger tire.

Alot of atv tires are 6 ply rating, were p rated tires are usually 3 or 4 ply.

Wieght certianly isnt an issue, do you think the 4 seater side by sides running atv tires fromt he factory wieght much less than these metros, they probalby wieght more once wieghted down.

I ran atv tires on my tercel 4wd wagon and drove it to and from the trail.
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I LIKE the look of those :thumb and I think you should be fine running either. It has been done before, after all. Here -> http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2337440/1990-geo-metro <- in fact :

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I highly recommend a set of 95+ springs

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=17990&highlight=rallycross
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Johnny Mullet
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I do have a set of springs from a 97, so those will go in next. Another issue is the lower rad support. I will be relocating the radiator, so that lower member (see pic on first post) needs cut off and located higher. I have a lot of work to do, but got all winter long so stay tuned!
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Coche Blanco
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If it's a mud "bog" type thing you're more than likely just going to get stuck. If it's a "trail" thing, you stand a good chance of showing a lot of the guys up...

Either way, I'm watching this unfold, and good luck. :)
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I gotta get my buggy project moving on its own, if im going to have any fun this winter with it.
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About 15 miles from my house, a new mud park opened up. Pymatuning Holeshot Raceway is now hosting a "Truck Night" on Saturdays and they had a sneak preview this weekend. It's a very nice place, but check out the mud track. It's setup like a motocross track and would be perfect for the EcoMudder project..........

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They also have a tug of war pad, trail ride through the woods, and mud pits. Very similar to Yankee Lake Truck Night. I can't wait till the start of next season.

Coche, you are correct. A mud bog is not going to do anything but get me stuck if it's deep enough, but the course seems like it's going to be a blast.
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But where is the mud????? I see a few tracks through some weak@$$ed soupy trails, but no real MUD. Hmmmm........somebody needs to turn on the sprinkler and let it run for about a week.
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Johnny Mullet
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Most of the muddy areas were near the mud pits..........

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Now THAT looks like FUN! :drool :wub: Can't wait to see a metro running through it! :popcorn
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Coche Blanco
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I have a feeling the metro is going to do really well...
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