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SWEET!! Swamper SSR question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFrog, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. MudFrog

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    How long do they last? I hear 20K to 40K, just depends on who you ask. My tax returns are gonna be sweet and National Tire and Wheel are listing the SSR in a 38x15.50R-15. So I'm seriously considering getting these. Kinda pricey at $287 each but I can always go pick them up. NTW is only around 4 hours from me.
     
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    My cousin got almost 50K out of his 35's on his Dodge. He bought another set of them but in a 37x12.50. I didn't know they made the SSR's in a 38?
     
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    I didn't either, and I checked Interco's site and a bunch of other places and no one listed them. However ntwonline.com lists them both online and in Petersons 4 wheel drive.
     
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    They list a 38 as a new size! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif If that is, in fact, the case; GET EM!!! I have had (both personally and with customers) nothing but great luck with the SSR's. A buddy has a set on a Hummer, and with good rotation, they have lasted about 37,000 so far, and I would guess the tread is at about 30%. Damn, I hope they make those in the 38" size!
     
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    My brother runs the 37" SSR's on his Hummer and on both of his F350's. He hasn't put enough miles on them yet to check wear, but he likes them on the highway. They are not quite as aggressive off road.
    I looked in the new FourWheeler at National Tire and Wheel and don't see a 38" SSR. They do have a 38x15.50R-15 in a regular TSL Radial. I have the 38x15.50R-16.5 TSL Radials and really like them, and my dad has them in a 33x10.50 and has over 30K on them. Next time I buy tires Im going w/ 39.5's or 42's...the 38's are just too small!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    doode a 38 inch ssr is too sweet. thats what i'm gettin now. that is way too cool.

    jacob
     
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    I'm also debating the 37x12.50 in a 16" version. Only reason I'm not 100% sure on the 38 is because I do not know of many 15" 8 lug wheels. Anyone have some links to 15" 8 lug wheels? Other then the white steel ones.
     
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    there are more out there. i'd hafta look for ya to find out.

    jacob
     
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    I have black steel ones.
    4WPW black rockcralwers.
    -- Mike
     
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    Which wear longer the SSR's or the Radials?? I heard the SSR's are crap and wear fast. What do you all have to say about them??
     
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    Never seen any Swamper Radials run for any significant length of time. Of all the SSR's I have sold (7 or 8 sets), 5 or 6 are in the 20-25k range with no abnormal or 'poor' wear. They'll last 30-35k on most vehicles with appropriate maintenance. However, let me qualify this by saying that this is in western Nebraska, on vehicles that run mostly mud and sand, with very minimal rockcrawling, and no extreme crawling at all. Can't speak on Radials, I just purchased a set, but I have only about 500 miles on them.
     
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    I've got a set of 4 15x8 steel wheels. I need a pair of 15x10's
     
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    I hear the SSRs have a softer compound, so they would wear faster.
    I have brand new TSL radials and I'm hoping they last a good long time...
    -- Mike
     

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