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Help with tires !!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyburbn, May 26, 2005.

  1. Kyburbn

    Kyburbn Registered Member

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    Hey guys !! It's Kyburbn (the ole BigBurb) and I have been in Korea for a year and coming home in 18 days !! The jimmy has sat in the driveway pretty much undriven for a year and only started every week or so !! I can't wait to start tinkering on her again !! FIrst thing is tires, my old 35" x 14.5" x 15" SSR's are in need of replacement. 2 of them would make good spares, so keep that in mind when answering my question. My Jimmy is driven a minimum of 35 miles 5 days a week and wheeled occasionally. I have 6 inches of suspension lift and a 3" body lift. The 35's have lots of room !! Hell I could probably go with a narrow 38" tire and be fine, but not ready to go with that much rubber again !! I am looking to go with a 35, 36, or 37 tire. Here are the options I am interested in:

    IROK Radials: 5--36x13.5x15's @ $1313.70
    5--37x12.5x15's @ $1318.20

    Radial SSR: 4--35x14.5x15's @ $1262.96 and have 2 good spares/2 so so
    5--37x12.5x15's @ $1353.70

    Radial TSL: 5--36x14.5x15's @ $1563.70
    5--36x12.5x15's @ $1213.20

    The only other tire I have thought about is the PJ Dirt Grips. I have had really good luck with the Radial TSL's on my Burb and the SSR's have done very well on the Jimmy, but looking for something different, so I am thinking of going with the IROK Radials, but want a tire that can handle the highway without falling apart. The SSR's are fricking expensive for what they are, but a good tire. 1 tons aren't in the near future, so I will go through this next set before changing to 16.5's and 8-luggers !! I am looking at doing tires, a full convertable/soft and hard tops, fuel injection, bumpers/trimming, rock sliders, then hopefully 1 tons and dual cases. One piece at a time !!

    Give me your ideas on these tires !! If I could find a good deal on a tire/wheel combo I would jump on it !!
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    you'll toast iroks with that much street driving... of those tires, I'd go SSR if I was you. BTW, is there a reason no other tires are listed? MTRs, BFG muds, Procomp XTs, and some of the new Maxxis tires would be good too...

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  3. Kyburbn

    Kyburbn Registered Member

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    Figured IROKS weren't the way to go !

    IROKS look like they would shred quick !! The SSR's are good tires, but I guess I wanted something new. Oh well, I will probably go with them again, unless I come across a good deal. I did look at MTR's, BFG's, and Pro-Comps, but the sizes and prices just don't ad up. The closest that I liked was the Wrangler MTR 37x12.5x15 and 5 of them will run me $1496.20 !! I have time, so I will look around. I just want some other opinions.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    where are you getting these prices from... they seem kind of steep. I got four 39.5x15x15 TSLs for $1000. You might try PM'ing Tim84K10 over on pirate4x4.com... he can get some good prices on Interco stuff shipped right to your door.

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