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getting time to buy tires,,which ones..oh, also add 35x15.5 SX's to the list...what would you get..i have clearance for any and all listed above..pros and cons?? i think the 36's would suit me well...it will be driven on the road everyday on the freeway, as this is my daily driver and wheeler..going on a cruiser, so they arent exactly supporting a light load...
 

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Most everyone seems to recommend SXs as the best all-around tire for trails. They're durable with a strong sidewall. As for me, I just ordered a set of 37x12.5 SSRs because they're a bit more flexible, are already siped, and are quieter on the road. I'll be doing quite a few highway miles along with the trails so it has to do both. However, if money was no object, I'd definitely get the new 37x12.5 Goodyear MT/Rs. Only problem is they're about $400 each! I've been running 35x12.5 MT/Rs and really like them. I'm putting them on my less hard core daily driver once the SSRs show up.

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Swampers as a daily driver... I would look at the radial swamper as a daily driver tyre. I should last a little longer than the SX's a ride a hell of a lot better. But, what the hell, it is your truck so get what YOU want and be done with it. <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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I have 35X12.5 ssr's on my truck. They work great but every time I go out large chunks of the lugs come off the tires. I don't hammer on them and this never happend to the bfgs I had. The ssr's are for street wheelers that want a some what quiet, aggressive tire not for a true offroader. My 2cents.
 

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I've put about 5,000 miles on my SSR'S, four
rubicon trips, two sierra trec trips. Ride
great and wear good, no chunks or rock
damage as of yet. I just bought some 37"
boggers for this winters mud running, but
would not recommend them for daily drivers.
I think you would be happy with the SSR'S
Only my opinion, good luck. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I think I would get too annoyed with swampers on my daily driver. Now if you only occosnally drive it on the highway, than either one should be fine, though I think that the SSR have slightly more traction on rocks and snow.. But honestly.. I woudl be looking into the MT/r;, they STICK.
 

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i'm now working on my first set of ssr's.. ain't had 'em on a week.. i thought they were somewhat woosy tires myself.. little lugs, little void, blah blah blah.. they say the ride great and rock offroad.. but i gotta say, it ain't hype.. these tires are awesome.. i had never seen the 33x14.50's (the size i got) and the lugs are decently sized and there's a good bit of void.. sipes look cool too... and i put a good muddy muddy wheelin trip on 'em and i was totally impressed.. didn't expect 'em to be as aggressive as they are nor did i expect them to live up to the hype... they are EXTREMELY quiet on the road.. and ride really smooth.. however i got a couple that won't balance normally.. so they rattle my ride like only a damn swamper can do.. i've had a set of bfg's and i gotta say they do nothing offroad compared to any swamper.. also the tires i replaced w/ these ssr's were boggers.. and the ssr's actually compare, tho of course don't beat the bogger.. if i had the pics up already i'd post a few from the trip.. my only advice is the same w/ any tire.. get it as WIDE as you can.. =] but my opinion is the ssr's are a sick sick tire..
 

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I bought A set of those Tsl Radial's and They ride Killer!!! Compared to 39.5 tsl's That Is !!!!! Little On the Loud side but they Sound Cool,,, But Who Cares if they Howl !! Just Get A bigger Amp and Speakers!!!!

I have Had every Tire That You Mention Except the SSR I was Scarred To run them Don't Like Flat's and Seem to Wear faster than Other tire's!!! Even Bias Ply??? I have A buddy that Has Them and This Is what He Complained about And He has A willy's Flatty Pretty Light and He Has Taken A side wall out as Well!!!

If I where to Drive As Much as You,,, and would Like a nice set Of mud or rock Tires that drive Nice than I would Go with the Tsl Radial's they drive like You have a BFG all terain on Steroid's and Can Attack the rock's and Mud Too !!

My Sx's Where Ok but When they Where cold Man !!!!! you are the Paint Can,,,,, Rattle all the way Home !!! But hey this Is what you get When you want Unbeatable Strength
they Do hold there own I ran them fo 2 Year's 35 15.50 Sx's And Liked them

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One thing you will see is that the SSR runs fairly true to the sidewall stated size in most cases, but the Swamper Radials generally run much smaller than stated.

Aired down, your 37" SSR will be around 35" and a 36 radial aired down is a hair over 33".

If I were going to do the Swamper Radial, I would scratch the Interco tires all together and get the MT/R, but if you are going to run a Radial from Interco, make it the 37" SSR.
 

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Have you considered the 36x14.50 TSL Radial? I would check into it - since it has some of the largest lugs and tread voids of any of the other swamper radials (the 38x16 radial does too). I would compare the tread design of the 36x14/50 radail to the 35x15.50 SX
 

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Originally posted by wngrog:
[QB]Peter

One thing you will see is that the SSR runs fairly true to the sidewall stated size in most cases, but the Swamper Radials generally run much smaller than stated.

Aired down, your 37" SSR will be around 35" and a 36 radial aired down is a hair over 33".

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My 36x12.5 TSL Radials measure in at a little over 35" w/ 20#'s. I don't lose a lot of height even with a fullsize rig.

My choice came through price. Do you really want to spend THAT much more for tires. the 36x12.5 TSL Radial is $20 cheaper a tire than the 37x12.5 SSR. Is the extra inch really worth it? I'm REAL pleased with my TSL Radials. That ride nice, not much howl and since I'm running a 16" I've got the 10 ply rating rather than the 6. Same as a SSR, but in my case was about $45 cheaper a tire when I got them. When your ordering 5 tires, thats a DAMNED expensive inch.

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thanks guys...im thinking of some 36's, maybe the 12.5's, the 14.5's look a little rich for my blood <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 
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