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Anyone running TSL/SXs or MT/Rs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jays Beast, May 16, 2004.

  1. Jays Beast

    Jays Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Trying to decide between these two tires. Truck is a DD /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif. Like the MT/Rs cause of road manners, but like the rugged construction of the SX just don't know anything about there road manners. Thanks in advance for any insight/knowledge.
     
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    motofool 1/2 ton status

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    i did this toss around idea for about 3 weeks and wht i came up with is im gonna run 2 sets of tires 1 a/t set and one sx set

    both 35/36 range.
     
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    For a DD you will be very disappointed with the Swamper TSL SX's. With the SX's on my truck it hops up and down and all around, I'm bouncing up and down in the seat. They work great off road and that's the only place I'll use mine. BTW - mine are Brand NEW 36-12.50/16.5 and have been balanced, the tires are just very out-of-round. I know it is the tires because when I got my new 35-12.50/16.5 General Grabber MT's (NEW off ebay for $440!!!) I took the truck out and had no shake/hop/vibration all the way up to 90 mph, and they have NOT been balanced!

    The brand you decide on doesn't matter very much, just get something that is a radial and you will likely be happy.
     
  4. xflatrater

    xflatrater Registered Member

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    The MTR's are great all around tires, they are very happy on the street and work very well off road. The truck dug to china once in beach sand but the tires were not aired down until after my son sank to the skid plates....Beach recovery $400.00 ......not lending him my truck again...Priceless!!!!
     
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    I have the 37" MT/R's and am very happy with them. The sharp rocks seem alittle hard them, but I haven't trashed one yet. The road manners are awsome.
     
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    Read my sig. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. Jays Beast

    Jays Beast 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I have been leaning towards the MT/Rs cause alot of the guys here localy run them. Wish I could get a set of 37" but there is a 5 month /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif waiting list.
     
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    Jay,

    SX's are extremely rugged but mine ride poorly on the street. They flat spot badly after sitting for several days but they are a great rock tire. Mine are thrashed though /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Mtr's are the best all around off road tire IMO, I am on my second set and am very pleased with there performance /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    out west the mtr is a great tire with rocks and all which is were your at but over here in the southeast they suck they dont clean out at all
     
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    if you want a round tire the SXs arent for you /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    SX's as with most other super swampers dont have very good road manners. I own 37" mt/r's and am very happy with them. When aired down, they clean well, and provide excellent traction in the rocks. I would recommend airing them down to about 15 psi if you are going to play in the rocks or else you will end up with some cuts. Keep the psi low in the rocks and they are very durable. They also ride great on the rod. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Harrison
     
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    I've got the MT/R's and like them very much! I do not have mine balanced and they vibrate a bit around 45mph but are smooth at 65. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    what size rims and bs do you have your MT/Rs on?
     
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    15x10's with I think 4.25" backspacing.
    -Harrison
     
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    Cool, thanks.
    Any grinding for the front brakes?
     
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    What kind of mileage are you guys getting out of the MT/R's?

    Rene
     
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    What about some IROK's??
     
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    Get some round ones and you'll be much happier !
    FYI there is a warranty .
     

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