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dirt grip, or ssr's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eric22, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. eric22

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    dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    ive searched for parnelli jones dirt grip tires, but didnt find anything, has anyone tried them out, i was thinking of getting either them or some ssr's, its mostly for sand, dirt, and some mud (in the winter) oh btw im looking for the 35,12.5,16

    thanks ahead, im tryin to order some today, so i have them soon, because this weekend the blazers going up..... i hope /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    I don't know much about the PJ's, but the SSR's rock /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif I know the SSR's are a bit cheaper too.

    I see you are in Lemoore. I'm moving there in Dec /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    Alot of people run the SSR's and like them. They aren't as agressive as the TSL's, so they are better on the street. They are a radial so they have a different sidewall too. I don't know of anyone that runs the Dirt Grips on here /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    The SSRs seem to wear out fast. Alot of the SupurDuty and HD guys have PJ's. They are 50 bucks more, but they have a 35k mile treadwear warranty. I debated getting them but just got Radials instead.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    A friend of mine had some 31" SSR' on his '03 2500 HD and they did real good, got excellent traction in mud and dirt (no rocks around here). He had 26,000+ miles on them with over half tread left but blew one out while driving down the highway.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

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    I see you are in Lemoore. I'm moving there in Dec /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    fer what?? navy?

    ok so the differance between the tsl radial and the ssr is?? they have looked about the same to me, but you say the ssr gets better road wear? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    finnally lifing my blazer rocks!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    the ssr's lugs are a little smaller, and a little closer together. Also they have a good looking sidewall (bling points) with the tighter pattern, they get better all around road manners and are quieter. I like mine.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    I ran the 37's and I now run 38x15.5R16s great all around tire, quiet on the road and I had the 38's for a 10hr round trip and didn't have a problem with them and they still look brand new. They need a little more spacing though for deep clay mud, which I found out the hard way is there weakness. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

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    the ssr's lugs are a little smaller, and a little closer together. Also they have a good looking sidewall (bling points) with the tighter pattern, they get better all around road manners and are quieter. I like mine.

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    The one on the left is a SSR, the one on the right is a RADIAL.


    Isnt it the other way around? The Radials have a tighter pattern and are A LOT quiter. The SSR does have a cooler sidewall. I wonder why there still called SSR's? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif The sidewall doesnt say it anymore. The SSR's are also a lot softer.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    There is also the Mickey Tompson Baja Claws.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    the left one is an ssr. Look at how small the center lugs are compared to the ones on the radial. Also notice on the radial the gap between the outer lugs, SSR basically has a lug in between the two on the radial. As for the radials being quieter. Between my SSR's and a guy I knows radials. No comparison on sound lol.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    I see what you mean, I guess the outer lugs are a little closer together. The center ones are fatter, just shorter.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    i have a set of 36"x14.50"x15" pj's and i love them, they might be expensive, but for the quality and the way things wear, they are worth it, trhey clean out very well in mud, huge sidewall lugs for great traction. I also have a set of 37"x12.50"x16" ssr's on my 77 chevy and they bit very well they worked great when aired down, but very soft and wore very quick. with the the pj's /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    I running 36x12.50x16 tsl radial swampers and there pretty good on and off road. I like them alot /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif there loud, but you'll get used to them.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

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    Here's a shot of my old SSR's. 33x14.50. I liked them because I had 20,000 miles when I sold them and still had 1/2 tread. I like the PJ's also but haven't owned a set yet, they look good and supposedly last a long time.
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    this is an old webpage but it has some good info. i ran these out west for several years and loved them...

    dirt grips
     
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    so half the people say ssr dont wear well and the other half say they do? kinda wierd. i was sold on the ssr's till this post, but i need to spend my money on somthing that will last for a while and still work good, it looks like i might go with the MTR's /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: dirt grip, or ssr\'s

    If the MT/R is an option I'd seriously consider going with those, or BFG/Pro Comp mud terrains.
     
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    so half the people say ssr dont wear well and the other half say they do? kinda wierd. i was sold on the ssr's till this post, but i need to spend my money on somthing that will last for a while and still work good, it looks like i might go with the MTR's /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    I wouldn't go with the MT/R, thats a rock tire. They are terrible in the mud.

    As far as tire wear, it all depends on what someone thinks is fast wearing. I don't think my boggers are wearing all that fast but when my grandpa asked me how long my set of $1,100 would last and I answered he said "THATS IT!?" /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    I could have managed to get 40,000 miles out of my SSR's easy and that is a lot IMHO...but I get bored with one set of tires for too long. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    well living where i live most of the wheeling i do will be in the rocks(rubicon) so that works for me!!
     

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