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Opinion needed on tires please

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudNurI, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Its time to get this thing on the road (LITERALLY)

    which means time for tires/rims.

    Here's my situation. I wanted the M/T baja claw radials- since the truck is all show, no reason for some super duper rock grabbers--- then John saw that Super Swamper- has the same thing- a pretty cool looking tire, for on road use- The price on them is pretty much the same- regardless of which ones I get-

    Between MT and SS- where am I going to get the best wear/ tread life? I have never owned either brand, but the guy that just bought my GY's, had baja claws- and got about 22,000 miles from them- that would be like 5 years of driving ...

    I need opinions ,not looking for facts, just tell me what you have gotten, which you prefer and why--

    road noise bears no wearing on my mind- the truck is loud enough without tires- I doublt I'll hear any humming

    thanks!
    Brandy

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
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    The only tire that Interco makes that resembles the M T Claw is the Bogger.
    And that is no Road tire by any means.
    Unless they have another directional tire that I don't know about.
    On the other hand Pro-Comps new one the Ex-terrain is a sporty tire that is functional too.
    From what I have read it kicks ass off road and has nice road manners.


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  3. MudNurI

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    The swamper in question is the
    Super Swamper Radial/TSL

    However, having never run either brand- I'm looking for tread wear, life, etc.. on the brand itself- not so much the specific tire..

    thanks!

    Brandy

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
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    Frank (Blazin Or) is running SSR's I beleive.
    When I met him at sand lake i asked him how they were and he was pleased with their performance on and off road.
    Swampers are definately on my next tire list.
    I am still trying to decide on which one to get.
    For your application the SSR's would prolly be a good choice.


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    well folks, looks like you have made up the mind--- now to find a super deal on tire/rim package ... I'm off, and will let ya know what I find!~

    --Brandy

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     
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    If your looking for the best of both worlds- give it up. 'cuz ya can't have it. Thats just the way it is.

    If you use your truck for the street, than go for a street tire. Like a BFG AT or (I like, but wears quicker) the goodyear AT/S.

    My opinion based on my intrpitation of facts.[​IMG]

    <font color=white>.</font color=white>Eric
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    But I'm not driving it every day- this is a "sunday driver" so to speak... I have 2 kids to lift up in this thing every time we go somewhere. I have a daily driver- read my sig---

    The truck is built for looks,,,,, I'm more concerned with that than really anything else... I have seen the MT baja's in person, I know what they look like I have talked to a few people about them... the SSR's i have no idea--

    oh and by the way- THESE are street tires- hence the word RADIAL--- they are light truck tires, not really for much else than the street..

    LOVING the new Duramax!!!
     

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