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Old 02-25-2010, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TSL SX tires on the street?? anybody?

I'm thinking of running some 38" TSL SX bias ply tires on my rig. It's a drive to trail rig. So I see about 70-120 miles one way on the highway to get there.

Looking for anybody that has driving these on pavement and how do they track? I can run BB's to balance them, but how drivable are they at freeway speeds. Or are they going to be to squirrelly.

Running TSL Radials, but need a tougher side wall.

Or even Pit Bull rockers on the street.

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they track fine and will handle to the trail road usage just fine.

I ran the 38sx on my Toyota and drove it to 100's of miles to many trail runs. used to drive it around town just for fun as well.

I ran my at around 15 to 18 psi on the street. just find the pressure that is correct for your setup. and mine wore great. obviously not designed as a street tire but they were remarkably quite
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they track fine and will handle to the trail road usage just fine.

I ran the 38sx on my Toyota and drove it to 100's of miles to many trail runs. used to drive it around town just for fun as well.

I ran my at around 15 to 18 psi on the street. just find the pressure that is correct for your setup. and mine wore great. obviously not designed as a street tire but they were remarkably quite



Yup, I drove mine all over the place and at the time didn't have a tow rig/trailer so they saw lots of miles. Once I cut the center lugs in half the dull roar turned into more of a whine.
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I had a set that ran great down the street and the following set would literally try to tear apart my rig at 55 mph. Hope QC has improved some since then. They are an awesome tire off road. If it wasn't for that last set I would have never switched to Krawlers.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Being bias tires, my 36s always seemed to flat spot when it sat. It would take a few miles of driving to get them rolling smoother. Up to that point you needed a kidney belt and a mouth piece. Mine were usually about 15psi and balanced with airsoft BBs.
I guess you guys are tougher than me, dont think I could have done 100 miles.
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The regular tsl biases I ran on my jeep would get pretty good then I would hit the trail and tear up the lugs a bit then it would take awhile for them to quiet back down and smooth out.
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I owned a few sets of 35 SX's years ago. Never had a tow rig back in those days and drove hundreds of miles to the trails. The tread wear was fine and they sounded like any other TSL railing down the highway. Most certainly a far from ideal highway tire but perform as expected offroad and are certainly tolerable for driving to a trail....the payoff is when you are on the trail.
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I ran 38x12.50/15 SX's on some 589's and they tracked great. No problems around town and on the interstate. Anything over 70 got a little hairy though. It would shake the Jeep pretty good.
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they track fine and will handle to the trail road usage just fine.

I ran the 38sx on my Toyota and drove it to 100's of miles to many trail runs. used to drive it around town just for fun as well.

I ran my at around 15 to 18 psi on the street. just find the pressure that is correct for your setup. and mine wore great. obviously not designed as a street tire but they were remarkably quite
I agree, worked fine for me too.

When I ran my rig on the street I ran 38sx until they were bald. I liked them better on the street and trail than the radial TSL too. Mine were on hummer beadlocks w/golf balls, and I could go up to 70 fine w/no vibes.
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I also ran some 38's. They did great up to about 70mph.
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have a 78 fj40 with 36 sx's on it. I was my daily driver for 5 years. First year in collage I drove 180 miles one way back home everyweekend. I only drove it like 55-60 mph but I didnt mind it one bit.

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I have run 36 SX's for the better part of 10 years now. It's one tuff tire! The flat spotting is teeth rattling and friends of mine have had terrible death wobble issues. Mine seemed to balance "ok", would not recomend them as a daily driver or for more than a 75 mile run on the street. I'm trying to buy a new set of 37 Blue label Krawlers for this year but BFG has no stock or production date set so I'm left waiting with new empty beadlock rims and old SX's.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to given a shot. The thing I left out is there going on a Scout II which mean heavy pig i.e. The whole reason for tough side walls. I can store it on jack stands if the flats spots are more than I like. Noise is not an issue, as I have to yell on the freeway as it is now.

Golf balls, read about them. But have been using a large cup of the heavy weight air soft BB's with good luck. These are on H1 rims with rubber run flats.
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