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Old 01-05-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which to buy 42" Irocs or TSL's

I'm going to buy a new set of 42" tires.
I am not sure if I should go with the new Iroc's or the proven TSL's.

Let me know what you think.
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what kinda terrain do you tend to go in? how many street miles does the rig see?

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I have owned both sets of 42s and the IROKs are better than the TSLs in everything but wear.

TSLs will last longer, but the IROKs kick their ass in every way as far as I can tell.
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Bronco sees a little bit of street use but it is mostly a trail rig.

As for what kind of terrain I like to stay on the rocks but there is a lot of dirt hills in the area. But I try to stay out of the mud holes except when I'm saving friends.
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I've had 2 sets of tsl's, a set of sx's and now 42 iroks, and they iroks are by far the best tire I've owned, except in the wear department. They grip like hell on wet, muddy slick rocks, and are awsome on the dry stuff too!
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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my .02
i was at the tire shop last week and had a tsl sitting next to an irok and the irok was about 1.5 inches bigger.....if that makes a diff to you.....
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question...I have a daily driver rig..that i like to use off road as well....how quickly would 36" Iroks wear on the road compared to 36" TSL's? is it dramatically quicker?
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question...I have a daily driver rig..that i like to use off road as well....how quickly would 36" Iroks wear on the road compared to 36" TSL's? is it dramatically quicker?
I would say yes. Softer compound and on the 36's the lugs are not as deep.

I would look at the IROK radials though..............
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In your opinion...what kind of difference would i be looking at between the two? 5k?10k?
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my .02
i was at the tire shop last week and had a tsl sitting next to an irok and the irok was about 1.5 inches bigger.....if that makes a diff to you.....
so your telling me a 42" Irok is about the same diameter as a 44" TSL....anyone have pics to prove this??
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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so your telling me a 42" Irok is about the same diameter as a 44" TSL....anyone have pics to prove this??
kinda odd. I know of ppl who have 42 iroks on 10" rims and they measure 41.5" and mine are mounted on 8.25" rims and they only measure 40" (same air pressure, no vehicle weight). Mine are definitely shorter than my 44TSLs were but mt 42 IROKs seem to be shorter than everyone elses too.
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it may depend on the 42 also. i have had two different actual size 42" tsl's. i bought 5 new that measured 41.5" mounted. i then cut one of the ones i was running and i had it warrantied. the one i got back only measured about 40". it was a noticable difference. i have heard since that there have been others with this same issue.
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My 42 IROK on 17x9 Trailready's are the same size as my buddies 42 x 15 TSLs on a 10" rim. They may be a hair taller, but not much.

They are tiny compared to my other buddy's 44" TSL on hummer rims.
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im goin to bump this thread up rather than start another...


what kind of difference in tread wear by miles would i be looking at between 36" Iroks and 36" tsl's?
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considering the amount of time iroks have been on the market, Im not sure anyone could give you that info from first hand experience. I mean, you'd have to burn a set of each on the same rig on the same type of terrain to know for sure.

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true...im just lookin for an educated guess between the two...
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I had about 5k miles on my 36 Iroks(bias) when I sold them, and they probably had 70% tread left. keep in mind that the tread depth is much less than the 36 tsl. I'd also venture to say the iroks ride/handle better than tsl's in the same size.

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what kind of difference in tread wear by miles would i be looking at between 36" Iroks and 36" tsl's?
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Old 01-09-2005, 05:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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hummm... IROKS they kick ass...who cares if they wear out. It just means that you get to buy new tires sooner. Besides, who wants old worn out TSL's that won't die...
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They are tiny compared to my other buddy's 44" TSL on hummer rims.

thanks for the clear up...
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get the iroc's bad arse!!!! way better than any tsl could dream of being seya
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I guess I'm going to get the IROCS. I'm not concerned about how fast they wear just that they perform.
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They wear faster than boggers on the street?
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I went to order them but no one has any in stock.
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how many of you guys comaparing the 2 had cut tsls.... just wondering if the grooving and siping makes them comarable....
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:18 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I switched from 36" bias TSL uncut to 36" bias IROKs, the IROKs work better offroad hands down. However the IROKs have about 300 street miles and five wheeling trips and are wearing out FAST. I know the tread depth is less to start with but the IROKs have about the same depth as my old TSLs that have around 3000 road miles and countless weeling trips. I would go with the IROKs, they just work so much better.

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