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Super Swamper SSR's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazingboy, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. blazingboy

    blazingboy 1/2 ton status

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    Super Swamper SSR\'s

    Anybody running Super Swamper SSR's if so how do you like them and how do they do on the street and offroad my truck is a every day driver so might need something like the new BF Goodrich MT.Which would yall go with.
     
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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    do a search, you will find a ton of stuff some not so good with the ssrs

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    Had mine for almost 2 years now...My Blazer is a daily driver. I would like to get another set after these ones..I am running 33's. On road you feel like your floating on air,but they are noisey. Do a search,also Steve did a tech article about his 37's!


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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    So far so good!!
    I got a set of 35x12.50-15 in August and I can tell the rubber is softer, tears and cuts first time on the rocks. Took them on the Pismo Dunes with about 12psi inum and they did very well. Got the frontend off the ground[​IMG]. The Hwy drive is very similar to a mudterain type but just a bit more SWAPER HOWEL wich I like anyway so.........
    But for a daily driver I think they will wear out before you know it! I had a set of Dunlop MudRovers (almost identical to the BFG Mud) before this and thoes sucker wore like iron. Butt I did pop two sidewalls on two different trips and both were punctured by sharp sticks[​IMG]. So the BFG may have a stronger sidewall than the Dunlop.
    SO far I like my SSRs just fine

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    I have had a set of 33's for 1.5years on my Jeep and I am happy so far. I have had none of the sidewall and tearing issues that many others have had. And I beat the crap out of them off road at least once a month and on-road as a daily driver.

    Road ride is good, quieter than the BFG Muds I had before and with better grip, I think due to the sipes and softer rubber. They are a heavy tire, so more power is lost, at least its noticeable in a 4.0 Jeep.

    Off-road, I am unmatched. They seem to grip better than any BFG muds and even most regular swamper I see. Of course, I run them at lower pressure (8psi) which the BFG and other guys wont seem to do.

    Treadware is not great. My problem is that none of the longer treadlife tires (BFG, GY, etc) have a good mud tire with SIPES. I think these are critical for wet/ice/snow traction. I was never happy with my BFG wet/ice traction and I doubt the new model is better. Very important in the northeast.

    I will likely buy another set for the Jeep and there is a good chance the Blazer will get them when it needs tires.

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    ive had my ssr's since april 01 and have had zero prob. they are great as far as wear on the street and i also called intrco about the so called blow outs and came to find out it was true but it was a prob. they corrected the prob. was on their 16.5 rim size the prob. was the few plys for the load so from now on any 16.5 SSR is 10 ply (if remember corrrectly)

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    Some problems have been fouind with them, but overall there are a lot of happy guys running them It really seems like the rock crawlers have more issues with them because the side wall strength and the lugs are soft. Do a search here and on Pirate offrad BBS and you can judge for yourself. I think if you plan to air down and/or run a lot of rocks you should get the SX's or TSL's, but for the mild wheeler and street truck they seem to be great.

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    Just a FYI - the new BFG MT's are supposed to have sipes
     
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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    I think the version they released did not have any. I was quite disappointed. I too thought from an old article they were looking at sipes. I think a test showed up in last months 4Wheel &amp; Off Road, or maybe it was in my JP (darn jeep addiction :) )

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    Re: Super Swamper SSR\'s

    Personally, I'd love to try a set of Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips. They're getting some real good press, and they're siped.

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