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The 39.5 was the best wheelin' tire I have ever owned. The 38/16 is somewhat similar but has a few different characteristics and is happier on a 12" rim while the 38 sx and the 39 are fine on 10's I have 38 sx's now and they are great on the road and trail. I don't think they'll be as good int he snow..and they don't fold as well as the 39's do.

if you have a heavy rig and or a trailer then go for the 39's
 

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I have The 39.5 Tsl's and i love them on the rocks but street is a little wiggley

I have a hard time going down in size!!! so i will stay with the 39.5 tsl's all though mine sometimes ride like glass!!!!

kinda weird????

Adam,,,,,
 

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what axles are you gonna run?
 

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Originally posted by camo:
<STRONG>what axles are you gonna run?</STRONG>
very good ?? Camo

44's = 38.5 SX

60's = 39.5 tsl or bigger
 

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I love the toughness of the SX's, but I wish they were a little bigger. TSL 39.5's are not much bigger than my 38.5's, however if you go to the 39.5 Bogger ( <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0"> ), you will get a MUCH bigger tire than the 38.5.

I would definately go with the 39.5 TSL if I could start over.
 

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Originally posted by Adam Ant:
<STRONG> very good ?? Camo

44's = 38.5 SX

60's = 39.5 tsl or bigger</STRONG>
bingo !!

the 39.5 is alot more tire than the sx and IMO has no business on 44. hell the sx is pushing it for 44 service.
 

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IMHO - the 38.5x16 TSL is too much for a 44, but some may feel differently.

As always though, bigger is better <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Get youre brain on BOGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
 

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it also depends on your ride. In a little 4klbs toyota I would run 38"sx. In a full size or jeep with big motor and weight I would run the 39"tsl.
 

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i ran 38X14.50 sxs and switched to 39.5 boggers i would never go back, the boggers have kicked the sxs ass in every sitution, i have had them in, if u got 60s i would go 39.5 boggers <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Yesterday i did some snow and mud wheeling with my 38.5x14.5 SX on my CJ and i was very unimpressed with its ability in snow. I did not air down and i was at about 20 psi because i did not have my powertank, it was empty. that should of made a difference. the tires cleaned out great in the mud and they really tore shit up when i was in really soupy deep mud. i like they but the the snow was surprising. I am going to have the center lugs siped on monday so i will see what that will do for me.
 

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Originally posted by ExtremeCJ:
<STRONG>Yesterday i did some snow and mud wheeling with my 38.5x14.5 SX on my CJ and i was very unimpressed with its ability in snow. I did not air down and i was at about 20 psi because i did not have my powertank, it was empty. that should of made a difference. the tires cleaned out great in the mud and they really tore shit up when i was in really soupy deep mud. i like they but the the snow was surprising. I am going to have the center lugs siped on monday so i will see what that will do for me.</STRONG>
1st they are bias, radials do great in snow
2nd not aired down
3rd that is the problem with the power tank, they run out <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> get an A/C comp system on board air and never run out <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by wngrog:
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I would definately go with the 39.5 TSL if I could start over.</STRONG>
hehehehehehe

I like them too!!!!!!
 

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Thanks for the input...that was what I was looking for.

The tires are still a ways off. They will come about the same time my 60 front and 35 spline rearend show up (about 1-2 years).

I'm currently leaning towards the 39.5x15 tsl.

BTW I won't run a dana 44. It isn't enough of an upgrade to make it worthwhile.

<IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> X12 + <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0"> = <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">

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Hey Dave I wasnt drinking. I am starting to wonder if 36s are a little big for d44s. After poppin a pinion and now breaking two ball joints off. Maybe its the throttle jockey situated directly behind the steering wheel? Oh you missed it Dace I forgot to tell you when pushing a TJ by hand I was not-so-smart enough to stand behind the rear tire and got coated with mud=good laugh ahh hhaaa hhhhaaa.


Anyway for the topic I pick 39.5s if you are going 60s f/r. One question though. Where are YOU going wheelin in two years? You guys arent moving to Cali are you and just havent said? I thought friends werent to keep secrets???!!!!BBBBYYYYEEE BBBBYYYYYEEE Rimrock It was fun wheelin there when I could fit.......

[ 10-29-2001: Message edited by: wheelinjp ]
 

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Sean, I actually wasn't referring to your trip to evans this weekend with the beer and upside down jeep thing. It was more of a joke kind of thing...even though I've actually seen it happen.
Do you remember those guys at Evans that had a gallon of Jack Daniels duct taped to the hood? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Yep, they rolled it and their seats which were held in with zippy ties fell out on top of them <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> . I'm serious about the zippy ties!

Anyway, my next question to post is if anybody in WA runs 40s and if yes, where do they wheel. I'll start a new thread with this Q.

Yah, don't stand behind the tire of a stuck vehicle <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ...you tend to get coated w/ mud here in WA.

L8er
 

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Originally posted by Tankota:
<STRONG>They seem to be very close to the same size and price.
Which one do you prefer and why?</STRONG>
I'm pickin up my 38.5x14.50 TSL/SXs on Wednesday - I had to pay a whole $200 for all four (a freakin rip) <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me know if you need some, I can get more.
 

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Originally posted by Snoopy:
<STRONG>I'm pickin up my 38.5x14.50 TSL/SXs on Wednesday - I had to pay a whole $200 for all four (a freakin rip) <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

Let me know if you need some, I can get more.</STRONG>
Ill second that Tankota where and how much tread????
 
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