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Interco TrXus and STS?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hathaway, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. Hathaway

    Hathaway 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, been awhile since i actually posted a question on here :) Any way, its time for some new rubbers on the ole K5. I've been looking at the Interco TrXus and their new STS all terrains. But i've got some questions.

    Has any one used either of these tires? The TrXus seem to me like they'd be good as they look pretty much like lighter duty version of the SSR's. But i'm really interested in the STS. They only come in Bias-ply right now and i'm still not too clear on advantages/disadvantages of bias vs. radial.

    Why would Bias-ply be better/worse in an all terrain tire that sees mostly short trips in town and the occasional off roading. I don't rock climb, i don't really mud run(sadly) but i do drive some nasty dirt logging roads. most of my driving however is in town fairly short trips. Thanks for any info guys and gals.

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
  2. Stomp

    Stomp 1/2 ton status

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    IMO, Bias tires are not for daily drivers. Flat spots every morning for the first few miles, handle like crap and wear really bad. Stick with Radials if its for a daily driver

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  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    bias plied tires aren't as bad as people make em out to be. my bias TSLs are not that bad in town. you get used to the flat spots and the charictoristics (sp?) of them. haven't looked at the sts but the trxus is kinda cool, if they made em in like a 36" or 37" i'd buy em but they are still small for now.

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  4. Mudzer

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    I will have the first set of 38" Radials in the US! Interco is shipping them to me as you read this. I am testing these tires at the Disney run. I will snap photos and let you check them out. I know the guys at Interco really well and they said the 38" Radial TrXus STS just came off the mold and are not sold to any Distributors yet. So, as I said, I will have the first set ever put on a vehicle. [​IMG] I will keep you posted.

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  5. 77Blazer

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    hey pass me some of those 44 x 21 STS since you have the connections ill test them out for ya ;)
    350, sm465, NP205, 14ff w/detroit, yucky ten bolt 4" springs,38.5x14.5 swampers
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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 77Blazer on 02/24/02 10:35 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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