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Hey, I am going to be in the market for new tires fairly soon and need some info. I currently have Swamper sx's which are freakin heavy. When I first drove with them on I could feel how heavy they were for accelaration and braking as well. I just got done putting in the 14 bolt so brakes aren't a problem but since I drive on the road a fair bit I really would like something that is easier to turn than the sx. I also don't really need the incredible sidewall protection they offer since I have never even come close to puncturing one. Other than the weight I love my sx's even on the street. Once warmed they are smooth and pretty quiet up to about 75mph. Can anyone then suggest what tires I need for replacements? I want a 35-36" 12.50 or so that is still aggressive. Soory this is so long and thanks for the advice! Later
 

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A guy I know told me that the original radials were louder than the sx's. Can anyone confirm or deny this? It sounded wacky but... Anyway to get it light it needs to be a radial, true or false? Which is better for traction then? SSR or the old radial? Thanks.
 

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I ran the 36X14.5 radial on my last rig for about 2 years. They wheeled great and were quiet for something that big and aggressive, WAY quieter than a typical Interco tire. The SSRs look to be even better.
 

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Originally posted by cadtruck:
<STRONG>Which is better for traction then? SSR or the old radial? </STRONG>
Traction on what terrain?
From what I understand (Not firsthand experience, so take it with a few grains of salt) the SSRs are pretty sticky on rocks, but have a weak sidewall. The SSR has a tighter tread pattern than TSLs though and I can't see it doing as well in the mud (that's just a theory on my part, feel free to ignore it).

What would I do? Well, I'd keep SXs <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> (that's where I'm headed eventually <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)
Seriously though I think I might go with the TSL Radials cause they're a little cheaper and I like the tread pattern better.
 

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Yeah I like the sx's. They are the first swampers I have ever had. Like I said though I don't need the sidewall strength, and the weight of these tires has caused my mileage to go to crap. I used to get like 14-15 mpg now I get 11 mpg. And its really bad when I am towing <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> Anyway Thanks for all the suggestions and from the look of it the radial swampers are as good as it gets. Later
 

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Originally posted by cadtruck:
<STRONG>Anyway Thanks for all the suggestions and from the look of it the radial swampers are as good as it gets. Later</STRONG>
For what it's worth, what kind of rig are you driving? Also, I'm no expert, just a cyber-wheeler, so I'll help you keep this at the top so when the work-week crew gets back tomorrow they can get you more firsthand experience <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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I drive a 1965 Chevy C10. It used to be a lowered 2wd then I went crazy and rebiult it as a 4x4. 5 link front with a trailing arm 3 link rear, coils all around. It has a cad 472, th200-4r, np 205 (divorced), D44, 14 bolt drivetrain. I do high desert and mountain wheeling and drive the truck everyday in my carpentry business. So I need 35-36" tall fairly skinny tires that work well in mud, some rocks, lotsa sand and way too much pavement. Whew my keyboard is smokin, too much info huh? Thanks again guys
 
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