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Anybody run these TSL SX Super Swampers 33X15.5-15LT?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Grim-Reaper, May 9, 2001.

  1. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    How Loud compaired to the BFG M/T?
    How do they ballance, handle and ride?
    Any comments pro and con?
    Somebody I know has a set for sale and I'm thinking about it.
    Thanks

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  2. Depdog

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    They are deff louder than the BFG's My 36x14.5x15 TSL Radials are quiet enough that you can carry on a conversation in the cab without yelling. The bias ones would be louder though, more spacing between the lugs.

    Are you gonna meet us on Friday and ride up or just do the Saturday thing or ?????

    Depdog

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    I ran across a deal on 32-11.50/15 SX's and ran them for a short while..too short and skinny for a K/5. But they will ROCK in that size! Think "GROUND PRESSURE" ..they hum like a 4-engine bomber on the street, hopefully, we're talking the STEEL-belted-bias ply puppies with the tread all the way up the side-wall. GET 'EM!!!!

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    I've got the 35x15.5's.Can you say LOUD? Awsome off road.I have a little trouble in deep snow but I think that has more to do with the stock axle widths being different and my wider than normal stance from the goofy offset of my rims,I do alright breaking trail but following somebody's tracks screws me up.
    The only problem is getting them balanced,most places can't get the wide tires to fit in the spin balancer so they have to use the bubble balancer which isn't even close to the quality of a spinner.I did find one shop that can do it but they have to twist the hood of the machine sideways(by hand) so it clears the tire.

    Chuck
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  5. extremeblazer

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    I ran BFG Muds in 35 12.5's and now have Super Swamper Sx's in 36 12.5's. The swampers make a lot more noise then the Muds but even on the highway my exhaust makes more noise. I can still talk with the top off and I like the sound a killer tire makes. People can tell I am coming about a minute before I pull in, cool to me. The tires did take some weight to balance but they ride pretty good. After sitting over nite or on pavment in the summer they form flat spots and for the first few miles of driving bounce up and down. When they heat up they smooth out and drive really nice. I have had no problems in wet weather conditions and in snow on the roads they are alittle slick but if you take it slow they will get you home. They can make it in snow twice as deep as the BFG's could, so you no you will never get stuck. My pair have been driven daily for about two years and have over 18,000 miles on them and are just starting to go and thats driven on the highway every day. Most of the tred I lost in about two weeks when my front end was out of alighnment from a bent rod. The truck whent straight but the tires almosted melted in front of me. Check your alighnment to make them last. They look totally awsome with all those side lugs and the only step up in tires would be boggers from an aggresive point of veiw. My truck went in this tight spot on a trail with both front tires off the ground and just the sidewalls digging into the two dirt ledges, they work. My BFG's never made it, the side walls would just get killed, the sx"s don't even get touched and if they do get a scratch the side lugs hide it very well. Oh, and in mud they rock only boggers could be better, I can rocket through pits that the BFG's could only dream about. Just my thoughts on a great tire that I will soon be replacing with a new set of 38.5 14.5 Sx's.
     
  6. CK5

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    Off road there awesome, if I can swing a new daily driver my next set of tires will be SX 38.5x14.5x16 when they come out at the end of this year (hopefuly).

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  7. JoeAngelicchio

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    Hey Steve, why don't you use the UAV as your daily and build another K5? Hehehe [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. CK5

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    If I did that I would use the UAV as my trail only rig and build a near stock 72 for my daily.

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    I'd like to get my hands on a 69-72 also and mildly modify it. More of a daily also. Used to have a 72 GMC pu when I was 16 and it was a cool truck, even stock.

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    I'm always looking for a 69-72 2wd to make a Street machine type truck out of. Not tubbing it but the plan is a LT1 motor and a 6speed :) Do some stuf to improve tha handling. If it takes getting rid of my Supra to get one and daily driving it so be it :)

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    Probably going to take Friday off work and work on the truck some. Then eat lunch with you guys. Been sick so I havent been able to get the truck fully checked out and make sure that this tranny is sealed up. If I get the truck sorted out I'll Probably be in Tellico about 8am saturday for the day and head home.

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    38.5/14.5/16's would be great. Do you know that they are working on them or are you just thinking it would be a great idea. I have been waiting for sx's in 16's but didn't know that they are planed. So are you just teasing or do you know something that will make my day.
     
  13. CK5

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    INterco said they planned on making the 38.5 SX in a 16" size toward the end of the year but you know how that goes. Interco does have the best selection of 16" sizes and they are making more so that is the good news.

    Steve
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