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Buying tires HELP........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    HELP...
    I may be ordering my tires tomorrow... I need to choose...
    It's either the BFG 315/75/R16 (35 12.5 r16 equivelent)

    Or a Super Swamper os somesort... Can someone explain the difference in the super swampers...
    like the ssr the tsl etc... the make a bunch that all look the same but have different names...
    I need a 16 inch rim... no 15 or 16.5

    I want a 35 to 39.5 size tire and am trying to choose a good even wear tire... no bogger... they wear out to quick...
    Please help me decide!!!
    -Aaron
     
  2. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    I think an SSR has sipping in the tread
    The TSL radial is the same as the TSL, but just a radial
    have no idea what the sx is in difference.
    If it were me I'd buy the ssr's there more expensive than the MT's but I think they work better
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    SSR's all the way dude....The 37/12.50/15's are whats goin on my ride when I wear out the 33's. Cant wait!
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Seeing how you are in Washington I would have to agree on the SSR's. The 37's should work well for you. I have SSR's and they do good on the wet roads and are also pretty good in snow.
     
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    The SX is more aggressiv and its sidewall is more strength.
     
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    The SSR has the best road characteristics. The others would be too rough for me.
     
  7. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I had the SSR's loved them... I would have gotten another set,but I was short on $$$ . I am curentley running Radial TSL's. I like them,but the SSR's handle alot better on pavement. Just my .02
     
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    i have the ssr's and love them, they are queiter and ride the best out of all the super swampers. The tread pattern is a little tighter than the other ones but i havent had a problem in the mud at all. I currently have 7,000 miles on mine and have about 75 percent tread left. They are expensive, but i think much better than the bfg
     
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    What are the costs for a 33x12.50 R 16.5 SSR in the USA? In Germany I must pay 277$ for it (one piece).
     

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