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Overland Journal Podcast: Principles of Overlanding – Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires are a common area of discussion amongst four-wheel-drive enthusiasts that often result in a wide variety of opinions. Is there an answer to the question: What is the perfect wheel/tire combo for your vehicle?

In this week’s Overland Journal podcast, Scott Brady and Matt Scott review the different considerations for tire selection, including tread pattern, compound, and size. For wheels, they review the critical attribute of backspacing, along with the pros and cons of steel vs aluminum.

When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.