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MTRs or SSRs??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am either looking at the 37x12.50x15 MTR or the 38X15x15 SSR. I will be doing a little bit of every thing, rocks, mud, trails. Mostly rock but a little bit of mud.
    What are yalls opinions on the 2?? The price is about the same so that doesnt matter.
    Thanks
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  2. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    i stick with superswamper, and if an ssr is really what you have your heart set on, go for it. mtrs really dont stay clean like swampers in deep gooey mud. swampers also can offer better traction on rocks, because the lugs are so much larger. If you look at any top truck competition, swampers, swampers, swampers, swampers.
     
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    If your going to be doing mostly rocks, the MT/r's wont disapoint. If your going to be doing some mud too, you might want the SSR's, someone said the MT/R's dont clean very well in mud. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    This one is easy....37" MTR's are next to impossible to get right now. Unless you have a line on a set, then I guess you are getting the tire that is available.
     
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    MTRs are my choice. I beat on these tires and I have been happy with the result
     
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    a vote for SSR's, i love my 37's and the traction they offer is amazing /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    MT/Rs. I'm very disappointed in what I've seen of the SSRs. The MT/Rs grip well enough that I've seen rock buggies with them.
     
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    MTR's for rocks all the way. I wouldn't even go near a TSL for rock wheeling. That and the SSR's have a weaker sidewall in a 15". The 37" MTR's should be in stock for now.
     
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    do you have the 15" wheels??
     
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    ow I see you do, how tall do they stand with full air??
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am running 15x8 8-lug's. Any good tire shop can find the wheels for ya. I have several different suppliers that I can go through.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    What??? I already have some 15x10 8 lug spokes that I bought for the 14bff.
    How tall are your tires when full of air??
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Oh, I gotch-ya, sorry speed readin' and quick replying does that to me. They are just under 36" when new, mounted, and at 35 psi. I run mine at 25 psi on the street and it works pretty well. The 37-1250-15 SSR's seem wider than the MTR's, and a bit taller, if that makes any difference to you. A couple of AZ guys (not on the board anymore) run the 37" SSR's but both said they would rather have MTR's. They get similar milage from the reports I have seen/heard (averaging around 20K)

    I am real biased to MTR's however so take it for what it is worth.
     
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    You might not want TSLs out west....but they sure work great on our rocks, which are usually wet, and sometimes muddy.

    Ya just need to let a little more air out if they won't grip. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What about trying some Irok's?
     
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    I am on my 3rd set of mtr's. I had 35's before but now the 37's which I got about a month ago from tirerack. They were aval the day they promised. For rocks they are the best I have ever tried. Very good in snow as well as on the street. They need a little more wheel speed in mud than swampers but that is the only senario where the swampers make sense. As for top truck challenge they are running 44+ tires and ther are only a few to choose from that big. Here is the link.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?startIndex=0&width=37X&ratio=12.5&diameter=15&search=true&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&x=12&y=11
     
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    They both suck in mud...SSR's are a little better.
    The SSR's are great for rocks...nice sidewall flex.

    Overall...I'd say SSR's.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Everybody tells you MTR's suck in mud, well they don't suck, they are just not the best mud tire. They work about as well as a BFG MT in the mud. Sidewalls are a lot stronger then a SSR. I have had both and the MTR's are far better in my oponion. If you plan on hitting rocks then you will be better off with the MTR's.
     
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    i vote SSR
     
  20. Hossbaby50

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    I like my MTR's. They are a good tire especially for the rocks. They work pretty well for the AZ rocks. I have seen TSL's in action to and they work pretty well if you groove them out and air them down.

    I would stay away from 15" rim SSR's. I have heard that they are pretty weak in the sidewall. MTR's are not a jewel for sidewall strength but they do pretty well for me sofar.

    16" rim SSR's are supposed to have stronger sidewalls.

    Harley
     

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