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SSR's durability?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CaptCrunch, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

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    SSR\'s durability?

    Just wondering how people w/ the SSR's are liking them and if anyone has had problems with them... especially ones that use them on a daily driver or at freeway speeds? Just was scoping Pirate and found a post that seems to point that they have a problem blowing out at freeway speeds, but was wondering how everyone has fared thus far with them. Here's a link to the post... http://coloradok5.com/gallery/captcrunch
     
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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    I would like to hear about this some more because I have 35" SSR's.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    See my reply on the pirate thread.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    That is pretty bad if a gravel road tore them up Steve. You said you have 11k on them but did not say how they are wearing.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    <font color=purple> They don't sound like anything I'd want running under my rig !

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    I sold my 35's last week. Blew one out the sidewall. Trashed the tire and rim was wasted. Went to the 10 ply 37x12.5x16. Hopefully i will not have the same problems this time aruond. The 35's had way to weak of a sidewall only 2ply! The 10ply have a 6ply sidewall much more suitable for the weight we run.
     
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    They are wearing OK I guess, I will have to measure the tread depth, I also need to have them rotated, just can't find the time anymore.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    I had 35x12.5's. Cut out 2 sidewalls on the first 3 offroad trips on the tires, over the course of a month. About 600 miles on the tires, about 20 offroad. Felt I couldn't trust them so "liquidated" them (the remaining 2) right away. Went back to 36" SX's. (Before the SX's, I had General MT's, and only cut down 2 tires in 5 years of hard 'wheeling). After talking to a connection at 4WPW, it sounds like I wasn't the only one having problems cutting down these tires.

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    I have 33 SSR's on my Blazer,and it's my daily driver.I use the freeway all the time!Never had a problem with flat's or a blowout.I've had mine for about 2 years now (33,000 miles) and I am on the limit bar.When I get the $$$ gonna buy another set.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    You raise a good question w/ the 6 and 10 ply idea... seems like all of them are the 35's. Overall it looks like I'll be looking into a different 37 or 36" tire for next spring.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    okay so whats the difference between TSL radials and SSR do you guys feel TSL radials are any better than SSR's
     
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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    Why hell yes TSL-R's are better than SSR's. 2 reasons:
    #1 they are bigger [​IMG]
    #2 They are 6 ply side wall
    My TSL-r's are being mounted as I type.

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    Ahhhh, bigger than the 25's that is. And almost the same size as the 37's.

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    Ahhhh, bigger than the 35's that is. And almost the same size as the 37's.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    Whats the side wall difference between the TSLR and the SSR?I think the SSR side walls are 2 ply but how many on the TSLR.

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    Doh! I should read slower.What size are you getting that have a 6 ply side wall?

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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    Anyone else have any experience, good or bad, with the 37" SSRs?? That was going to be my next tire, but this sure got my attention!
     
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    i have 37 ssr's and have had them for about 2,000 miles with very very little wear. I drive them on the freeway daily. On my last road trip i was cruising at about 90 mph. No problems at all. The only thing i have done to them is blew the bead off the rim. Other than that i love them.
     
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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    37x15" are 6ply tread 2ply sidewall. 37x16 10ply tread 6ply sidewall. 10plys are only available in 16" rim size. Not to mention they cost 15-20% more!
     
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    Re: SSR\'s durability?

    Looks like you'll are talking about ply's ! There is a good word to define, today on CNN
    Ply Rating ?
    Ply thats stamped/engraved on the tire, per DOT Standard ?
    Please post pictures of a Radial swamper with more than two ply sidewalls .
     

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