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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by extremeblazer, May 4, 2001.

  1. extremeblazer

    extremeblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I currently run Super Swamper Sx's and need a new set of tires. I had planed on going with a new set of 38.5 SX's but am thing 39.5 Boggers now. The old SX's lasted about two years and I had no problems with them. They bounced when cold, made a lot of noise but thats what a truck is for. The truck sees about 5,000 miles of use on the road a year. I normally drive a muscle car during the good days and the truck when wheeling or during bad weather. This is because of gas mileage and 2.00 a gallon of gas. With the truck seeing less use on the road I might just get boggers this time around. When driven it goes about 30 miles a day and is used in snow. I had no problems with the SX's in the snow on the road just take it slow and go, never got stuck but slid easy, thats ok. What I really want to know are how much (worse) are boggers on the road compared the super swamper SX's or regular swampers. How much more noise, bouncing when cold, snow slide wet weather traction ect. Remember I run Sx's and think they are fine for daily driving, they saw about 9,000 miles in the last year, I don't need a smooth, mello, quiet tire. I just want something that kicks and if boggers are not that much worse than Sx's I think I will go for it. Some one has to be running boggers every day or has a comparisson with Sx's. Please just tell me what I need to know, someone?
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    A friend of mine had a set of 38x11x15 Bogger on his CJ. I drove it a couple time and the ride was good. I never drove it after it sat for a while.

    He drove this year round and almost everyday. He had them on for about 6-8 months with minimal treadwear. He actually got better tread wear than my TSL's...

    I never heard him complain about winter driving either. He had TSL's before the Boggers and said he would buy boggers again!

    I know this is not 100% of what a wanted but I hope it helps.

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  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i am also wondering about the bogger mileage. my next set of tires i am thinking will be 36 boggers so how long do they last?
    shannon (wondering how many miles to get to the center of a bogger?)
    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  4. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    Ive got 35x14.50 boggers-off road you cant beat them, when they are cold they do bounce, but after about 1/2 a mile it levels out, dont have very much snow and rain but ive driven them in the rain and they were like normal tires--THEY ARE LOUD!!- i can barely hear myself think--and on the longer drives they kinda lull you to sleep--but all in all i think you should go for the boggers
    hope this helps

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  5. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    I have 44" boggers
    I live in canada with ice and snow. The Boggers sucked in the winter and I did not drive the truck often because of this.
    Boggers are a very soft rubber and wear out fast .
    I drove the truck last summer ,not that often on pavement, and I'd say i have about 60% tread left.
    Now, on the trail , you can't beat them. They are the best

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  6. titanic

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    I also run 44 boggers and agree with White Knight 100%
     
  7. extremeblazer

    extremeblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the info but does any one have a comparisson between boggers and regular super swampers. I know that they will wear fast and that winter driving should just suck but my TSL SX's are the same way. Some people think BFG muds also suck on the road. I can live with the tire wear and if I took it slow in the snow I could get every place I needed to go and never had to even think about getting stuck. Now if I went fast they were allover the road but I can also live with this. has any one on the board gone from the Swampers to boggers and seen major differences in on road use? Did your swampers get 15,000 miles and the boggers 10,000 or maby only 5,000? THis kind of comparisson.
     
  8. Ryeguy

    Ryeguy 1/2 ton status

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    Our experience is that Boggers tend to go sideways in the snow and even
    on wet rock. The word is to groove them something fierce. They can be
    made to work in the snow, though, lots of guys in the Kelowna area run
    them. As for wear, why even ask? :-) Seriously, they seem about the same
    as the SX's (which I run).
     
  9. SAVAGE1

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    I run 35x14.5 Boggers on my daily rig. Had them for about 6 months and I can see the tread disappearing... maybe cause I drive my truck kinda hard [​IMG] They handle pretty well on road and wet pavement.. haven't taken them to the snow yet. I've never tried the SX's but my guess is that the Boggers are louder. Even though they wear fast I'm still pleased with them. Since you don't drive mainly on road I'd say go for the Boggers.
    Just my $.02

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