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question on SSRs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigBoy truck, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. BigBoy truck

    BigBoy truck Registered Member

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    i just bought a set of 35x12.5 SSrs for my 1/2 ton 83 blazer i will be doing quite a but of street driveing should i be real worried about wear i talk to some people with them and they said not to worry to much any input???
     
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    BigBoy truck Registered Member

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    You should be worried about wear with any super swamper tire.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    ive had mine since april and drive mine 40 + miles a day and i have a locker and they really dont wear quick at all im surprised. i really love my SSR's 35x14.50x15 they're great on any terrain the only thing you will notice like in a month or so is pieces of your tire where the sipping is will chunk off every now and then its no big deal it starts doing it and then it goes away the chunking is because those tires are so soft

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    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I wouldn't be so concerned about wear but about them blowing out! I made a post about this topic that kinda hijacked a post from Pirate. It sounds like the 35x12.50R15's have some problems.

    -Mikey
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  6. BigBoy truck

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    hmmm well thinks for you alls help that is a load off my mind about the wear now i will worry about blow outs thatnks a lot captcrunch j/j but thinks for all you alls help
     
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    Hey Capt. stop bringing that up man. Your pushin bad carma on us 35x12.50x15SSR owners!! That was just a bad batch of tires from the first wave when the 'new' SSRs came out!! That's what I belive and I'm stickin to it[​IMG]!
    Can't say much about the wear only have about 1500 miles on mine!

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    I have my finger crossed you're right Burt4x4. I really want to go to SSR's next spring.

    -Mikey
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    Thanks Capt.[​IMG] Heck cross your toes for me two hehehe[​IMG]
    Later

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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    So they are wearing good with lots of street driving? I am picking up another Blazer this weekend and am thining of putting some 33" SSR's on it and it will only really see the street with maybe some fields and dirt roads... They look like they would be better than the BFG MT and Goodyear MTR's street wise.......

    Mike

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    They are a soft tire, so they will wear fast. I think the best plan is to make sure you have them inflated correctly (do the chalk test). Mine were originally wearing fast in the center because I had them over-inflated. They dont need a lot of air to have the right footprint. Also, keep up with the rotating and you should be in good shape.

    I cant say anything bad about durability, since I have 33x12.5's that I beat the piss out of with no problems yet.

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    How many miles to you roughly think you will get out of your 33's on your K5?

    Mike

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    I've got them on my 89 and have approx. 20,000. They actually wear very good. Just keep them rotated and balanced(the best you can).
     
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    For offRoad they are better but on the Hwy &amp; pavment the BFG Mud &amp; GY MTr would last way longer and have better hwy mannors. My rig is no longer my dayly driver so I can/should beable to make the Swampers last awile. I probly wouldn't go Swampers on a daily driver.....

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