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Are Swamper SX's loud and rough on the highway?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigk, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    Just wondering how obnoxious thay were as far as noise and vibrations go. Do they balance out OK?

    Karl
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  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    hehehe, i've got some TSLs, except for the side walls they're the same i've heard. they're loud on the road, at about 40mph my tires drown out my engine, they're rougher that radials and in the winter, if you haven't driven on em for a while they get flat spots and ride like a paint mixer until they warm up. haven't had a problem with em being unbalanced, i've heard that's the problem with tsl but they're still balanced after about a month and a half. but they're loud, and i love em! you really turn heads with them.

    people that get good mileage aren't having any fun!
    scott,
    1989 GMC suburban 3/4t 4" lift finally rollin on 36" swampers, tbi350, th350, np241
     
  3. Toledo

    Toledo 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    They are made of a harder ruber than the TSL and in turn will last longer and ride rougher and louder. They will also take more abuse off road but foks say they dont stick to rocks as good as nylon TSLs. I dont have the number on me but call info and ask for Interco in Rayne ,Louisiana. When you get the # ask for Wade and he will answer any questions about interco tires.
     
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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    I hear the 38x14.50 SX's are hard to balance. I think these will be my next tire.

    Rod
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  5. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    a wise man once said:

    "one must suffer for traction"





    -zakk

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  6. PAVEVENT SUCKS

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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    im runnin 38.5 tsl-non radal-unballanced-thier really rough ridin when its cold ,shake like hell on the highway,but,they sling mud like a pack of wild monkeys,and thier loud and obnoxious,just what i wanted
    80 k-5 38.5 swampers 6in suspension-3in body
     
  7. txoneway

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    Re: Are Swamper SX\'s loud and rough on the highway?

    oohhhhhhh yah.... way ruff in the cold and loud as hell!!! i had to put a killer sound system in cuz the steady hum going down the road can make nap time hit way before the body needs it. very relaxing

    hell yeah, im drunk! what do ya think, im a stunt driver??
     

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