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Milage from Super Swamper radials?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen91, Oct 31, 2000.

  1. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to get 36" Swamper radials after my axle swap is complete. I drive my rig daily and wonder what kind of miles I should be able to get out of them?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey I'm kind of curious too. I'll be replacing my 35" Generals in the next year or so and I want to go with Swampers. I'm just worried that they will wear out in a year or two.
    I know some of you guys run Swampers, so how are they lasting.
    Do the radials wear more evenly and last longer?

    Rene

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  3. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Good Luck getting a defintive answer! I've been trying for over two years now on various forums. [​IMG] The general consensus seems to be in the high 20's - low 30's for a set of Swamper Radials. That's with regular attention to air pressure and frequent rotation. I will be getting the Radial SSR's in the 37x12.5R16 when they come out this winter. I'll be buying 5 and including the spare in my rotation so I should hoepfully get into the high 30k miles before having to replace them.

    Good Luck
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  4. A friend of mine has SSR's on his j$$p and they seem to be good tires,he's got about 20 k on his and they still are about 55%.I don't know much about the TSL radials though sorry good luck.

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  5. Kyle89K5

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    I'll have my set bolted on in about a month give or take. From there, I'm going to do my best to keep track of good and bad to try and let you folks know. I'm coming off of a set of BFG's that wore (and were wearing) like iron until my rearend let go. I put better than 40k on them and they still have 20k left. I'm prb. going to be spoiled from them, but we'll see what happens.

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  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have about 14,000 miles on mine right now and they still look good. If someone gets a brand new set let me know and we can both measure the tread depth to see how far mine have worn.

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  7. DangerB

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    I have maybe 15k on my swamper radials (36x14.50x15) and I have been extremely happy with them as daily drivers. Pretty quiet, dont travel much, great tread. They are a little under half tread now and get this. I dont know how, but 2 of them suddenly broke belts and one of those the tread seperated completely???? My frame is extremely twisted and I think that is why they broke (anybody heard of this?)Until then I was very happy and would recomend the tires, Im gonna get bias ply and keep her off the road.

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  8. Zepplin

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    One of my friends had a set of Thornbirds and he is on his second set and he usually gets around 30K on them. He also drives alot.

    Dazed and Confused in a 74 Blazer

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  9. Kyle89K5

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    I'm should have mine in my garage in about a week. I'll give you a holler when they show up and get you some meaurements. waiting on my brackets from TSM to finish off the rear end and trying to get a slip yoke elim kit for the 241. As soon as those are lined up, it'll be road worthy again.

    Kyle
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  10. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>I have a new set of 36x12.5x15s that I havent driven yet. The center tread blocks are about 5/8" tall.</font color=blue>
     

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