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SSR review is up

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, May 8, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://coloradok5.com/ssr.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/ssr.shtml</A>

    Steve
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  2. Gandolf

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    Man, don't you ever rest? Thanks again for your hard work.

    You say the ride quality is near that of the BFG AT. That has my attention since my K5 is a daily driver. Do you have any idea how many miles they will last on a K5?

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
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    Steve, glad you're happy with the new tires, they sound a lot more streetable than mine.

    One question, though. Towards the top, you said "The 10 ply sidewalls give it an "E" rating with a load capacity of 3,970 pounds for the ultimate in sidewall strength." I'm assuming this tire doesn't actually have a 10 ply sidewall, how many plies does it have (both sidewall and tread).

    Also, in the table near the bottom, there is the title "37x12.50R16.5LT Super Swamper SSR Specifications".

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  4. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks Pete, I changed the text so it is not so confusing (sp?) and fixed the 16.5 to 16"
    Here are the specs:

    Tread:
    2 plies Polyester
    2 plies Nylon
    2 plies Steel

    Sidewall
    2 plies Polyester

    Steve
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    I spent a couple years working for a local tire distributor, so those things tend to catch my eye. The Ply Rating and Load Range doesn't really mean much in terms of the true number of plies anymore.

    Load Range A = 2 Ply Rating
    Load Range B = 4 Ply Rating
    Load Range C = 6 Ply Rating
    Load Range D = 8 Ply Rating
    Load Range E = 10 Ply Rating
    Load Range F = 12 Ply Rating, etc.

    Its also interesting to note that the weight rating for a given Load Range increases with tire size. For example, the 245/75R16 LR E's that came on my Dodge were rated for around 3000 lbs., the 255/85R16 LR D's that I put on were also rated right about 3000/tire.

    Pete



    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
  6. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Thanks Steve!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Now I know how cool my tires will look & how well they'll work! Mine should be here in a week or so. They were supposed to be shipped last Friday but the store emailed me yesterday to tell me that one of the wheels was damaged on route to them & so they were awaiting another one.[​IMG]

    Brian
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    P.S. Off-topic question: What was the part # for the u-bolt kit that you got from rancho for mounting up the Dana 60?? (or was that you??)
     
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    Thanks for the great article Steve, you do good work. I have been trying to decide between SSR's or TSL radials, but between your article and Peterson's, I believe SSR's will be my choice. I wanted the 36" TSL for a little additional clearence, but since the 35" SSR is .9" less in dia, and 1.6" more in tread width and is siped, I think it is the better choice.

    Derf00
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  8. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I got the u-bolt kit from Boyce, but ORD can get them for you as well.

    Steve
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  9. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Thanks Steve

    Has Watson got that cross-over kit ready for sale yet?? I'll get everything in the one order to save on shipping costs [​IMG][​IMG]

    Brian
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  10. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Rest, what the hell is that? I need to chill a little but have to get caught up on the reviews.
    I have almost 4,000 miles on the SSR's now but wont know how long they will last until I get more miles on them, they ride like all-terrains on the street though and do great off-road. There are better pure street tires and better pure off-road tires but for a combo these things rock.

    Steve
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  11. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I forgot to ask him yesterday, but probably not, he's getting ready for TTC, he's going to be buried whith orders after TTC is over.

    Steve
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    He was one of the ones picked for TTC??!! If so, KICK ASS!

    One From None
     
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    yep yep yep, I too am going SSR. I toild my wife I want um fer Xmas, I still have to destroy thease Dunlop MudRovers, damn things wont wear out!!!
    Mabie by then a even better radial will hit teh market........

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    Why not keep the Dunlops for street duty? Thats what I did with my old BFG MT's (now closer to slicks, though).

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    Those are the tires I will probably be getting now after reading the review. Good job on the review [​IMG]

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    Steve.........
    CALM DOWN! Man everytime I turn around theres new stuff on to play with on here, new tests on products, Lord, you're wearing me out just watchin you. I love the write up on the tires and just found out what I'm buying next.

    One ? though, to fit 37's what did you have to do? If I remember right you've got a 4" lift? and a litlle or a lot of fender trimming?
    Thanx!

    Chris Clay
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  17. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have about 5" of lift with major fender trimming. Some time I will put up a fender hack tech article, but I need to rest for awhile.

    Steve
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    Please update the pics to show the "major fender trimming". [​IMG]

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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  19. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    What I have is major fender trimming, what Pete has is major fender hacking. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Steve
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    Thanks for the pic, but I was hoping for one with the new tires, not the stock ones.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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