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Ok, I know this has been discussed ad nauseum before, but my firewall won't let the searches through right now. Here's the question:

I've got 15x10 beadlocks on the way and I'm debating between the 37x12.5 SSRs and 37x13 Boggers. I would go for the 18.5 SXs, but I'm squeasing to fit the 37s and reaching the limit of my suspension.

I've heard and seen great things about both tires and am leaning towards the SSRs. My reasoning is that I'll still have to drive to/from the trails on some occasions and I also want to be able to use these for snow and ice wheeling. Seems to me that boggers don't have the lateral traction that would be helpful in snow. Am I off track here? can boggers be siped to help with snow/ice?

Thanks! I'm itching to get these on my truck!!!!!
 

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You better have $afari Gard 30 spline axles in the rig! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

[ 09-06-2001: Message edited by: Old Scout ]
 

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I would go for the 18.5 SXs,
Definitely get the 18.5" tires. Add some curb feelers, a felt-lined dash, and a big mural of a naked chic on the hood. You'll be stylin holmes <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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Look into the 38 x 12.50 SX's too. They are about the same sixe as the 37 SSR's and they are SX's. Nuff said <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

I would steer clear of Boggers unless it is trail only. I had a set and they were flat dangerous on the street.

SSR's have a bad rep for having weak sidewalls, but I have no experience with them.
 

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If you are going to get out in the rocks the radials wont hold up. I learned this the hard way. Im not a big fan of the boggers eather, look at the super swamper TSL SX. <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0">
 

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Go boggers if you don't have to daily drive it. You will be much happier with them than the ssr's I also have heard not so good things about there reliability. Maybe even consider the 38x12.5 TSL I love them.
 

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I'm currently running the GBR HD 24 spine set-up all around and haven't broken the rears, but I'm going through at least one front CV per trip. I carry spares for now. Still waiting on the 1-ton cv upgrade for the front. I'm keeping the rear at 24 spline for interchangability with the front so my spare 3rd member will fit both. I guess I'll have to get another set of rear spares!

Anyone set the 36" or 38" SXs next to the 37" SSR and compare directly? The interco site lists sizes as follows:

SSR 37x12.5R15, 36.8 OD
SX 36x12.5R15, 35.9 OD
SX 38x12.5R15, 37.4 OD

I guess I could try the 38" SXs, but given that I'm already trimming as far as I can in a few spots, they may not fit. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Anywhere that I can mount a set and look at the fit?

-John
 

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Just as a side note, I've been thinking that those neon set-ups that the lowriders have would work quite well as rock lites. I understand some even have a lifetime warrantee against breakage!! I recall seeing an ad in a stereo shop onetime that they warrantee rock damage. Somehow, I don't think this is what they had in mind, but I could probably hold them to the letter of the warrantee!!! <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">

I know, I know, that's <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> but why the hell not??? Assuming they're bright enough of course.
 

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Anyway, to close the subject, I'm going with the 37" SSRs. I'm sure they'll clear and I like the siping and better road manners than the boggers.

Thanks guys!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I'll work on uploading some pics when I get home tonite. Unfortunately, you can't send .bmp files to POR and stupid gub'ment 'puters don't have the right software to save as anything else. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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Hey John!

Got your spares yet? :^)

Go with the SSR's...I feel they are stickier than the TSL's, and you'll have way more roadability than with the boggers. Not to mention you'll need SG's (or GBR's) 30 spliner's if your going to the 38.5" SX's...I can't wait to hear how the "1-ton" CV's hold up with 37's!

O'yea, don't forget about the reverse cut 4.75's from GBR!

--Doug

P.S.: When you coming out to New Mexico to play with us in Cruses? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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Here's a few pics. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

<IMG width=424 height=289 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/CRACK90j.jpg">

D90 at Bassi doing crack

<IMG width=433 height=292 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Flex110j.jpg">

D110 in Virginia. Not even totally flexed out!

<IMG width=181 height=250 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Fly90aj.jpg">

D90 gettin high in West Virginia. What you don't see is the tree immediately in front of the landing area. Basically had to slam on the Woah pedal in the air and pray for traction on landing to get this shot!

<IMG width=432 height=289 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/RockRoverj.jpg">

D90 climbing a little rock

any comments?
 

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got one more.

<IMG width=421 height=286 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Mud110j.jpg">

Quote from the trip after the mud pit: "I didn't know we had a brown 110 with us on this run!"
 
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