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Swampers - I want SWAMPERS

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by TopOff, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    OK, so here's the situation.

    I WANT SWAMPERS.... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Daily driven or semi-daily driven Blazer with 3.73 gears.

    The lower my rpms turn at hwy speeds the better I get in gas mileage.
    Doubler (low gears are not a problem).
    I have a pathetic 10 bolt (3/4ton 30 spline) front.
    I LOVE to go on the rocks.
    NOW - Should I get 36 x 12.5 x 15" TSL radials?!?!?

    With a TRUE diameter of 36.2" = 2423.5 rpms at 70 mph

    OR

    37 x 12.5 x 15" SSR (radials)
    True diameter 36.9" = 2377.5 rpms at 70 mph.

    I go to Tahoe to ski as often as possible - as myself and some friends have season passes. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Of course I haven't been skiing yet this year. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Soooo - with all that in mind which ones should I get?

    Currently I am pulling 2542.9 rpms at 70 MPH with my 35" BFG ATs.

    SWAMPERS!!! on my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I would say just so that it would be worth the change, go with the bigger ones, since they are both radials meaning they should have similar road maners.
    The only other issue here I would say is cost.
    For me I would go with the cheaper ones I guess since they are both the same brand and close performance levels.
    Does this help?
    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Personnally I am stepping up to 38.5 boggers from my 35" Xterrains.
     
  4. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    There is only a $100 difference in price. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    I remember hearing about the SSR's having trouble with tread separation. Try to do a search, I think Mr. Fox had problems with them. I'm not positive on this, just throwing it out there for you.
     
  6. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    TopOff, If you get down San Jose way, I've got a set of 37/13x16 boggers you could try to see if you want that big of a tire on. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had SSR's before my curent Radial TSL's. Never had a problem with them. They were easy to get balanced,and lasted almost 2 years. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I would get another set if I had to save up agian. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  8. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My K5 is my daily driver.
    I had some TSL-SX and i wore em out in 10 months. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
    I went to 35" BFG muds and i get at least a year and a half outta them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    I want to go to a 37" goodyear or bfg mud terrain.
    It would be nice to have a spare set of say 38.5 boggers to go wheelin with. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Sounds like for you, i'd go for the 37" SSR's. Though I like how mud terrains have a harder compound for street driving.
     
  9. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    SWEET!

    Do you want a deposit or anything. I will be down in Mt. View this weekend... Will you be around?

    Are these 8 luggers?
     
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    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    I have had my BFG ATs for four years now.

    I would LOVE to get some BFG 37" muds, but DAMN at $275 each, I will pass.
     
  11. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    This is what they look like. On 8 lug champion beadlocks. [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif got it now.
     
  12. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Here ya go Bruce. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    The truck looks good Bruce /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif You gonna make it to Frank Raines?
     
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    Kid what did I do wrong. I don't remember how I posted a pic before.
     
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    When you post a pic the web addy has to end in jpeg or gif...
     

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