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sx or ssr

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    Right now i have a 6 in lift, and im looking at buying some new tires. I will be trimming my fenders some as well. What tire will work better at both rocks, and mud. I do quite a bit of both. Also, what would be a better size? 36/12.5, 36/14.5 or 37/12.5? One more thing, how any miles could i expect to get out of either tire?
     
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    The bigest difference between the 2 are that the SX are Bias Ply tires and the SSR are radials. The SX have larger tred blocks and are tough as He!!. When I aired down my 36x12.5 TSL's to 8psi you could hardly even tell that they were aired down. Being a bias ply the SX have much stronger side walls than the SSR. I went with the 36x12.5 size because they are D load rated.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    I was in the same delma until I relized I always drive my rig to the trail head so I am going with the SSR for the road manners. I will be steping up from a 33" mud tire to the 35x12.50-15 SSR. Probly gonna get the first two next week!
    I would say if you spend alot of time on hte hwy to get to the trail then go radial, if you trailer it go biasply....
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    If you do any street driving (and most of us do a lot of that) the SSR is the way to go. Have had a set now for two months and I am very impressed with the LACK of noise they put out.........ride well, siping for wet traction, and they are plenty aggressive. Not sure how many miles you will get out of a set but they seem to be not too soft.

    By the way, they are also 10 ply.............seems they will be quite tough enough. I got the 35x12.5x16's...........with a 4" TC HD lift (plus the extra inch the Dana 60 gives) and RS9000 shocks.

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    Got a set of 37x12.5x16.5 ssr's and they are awesome , had a set of bias ply regular swampers once , wore out fairly quickly, and were noisy! my buddy had a set of 33x15.5x15 sx's and they were by far the noisiest tires i've ever seen!!! but they lasted a good while! The ssr's I have seem to be wearing quite well , and work fairly good in the wet , considering the type of tire they are . SSR's ride well , sx's ride like s#*t!! but they have an almost in penetrable sidewall!!! Your choice , oh yeah if youve got a K5 you'll be trimming your fenders ALOT to fit 37's without contact when wheeling!! Unless you're a street driver.........CC

    1991 Fullsize 5 1/2"lift, 37"ssr's,10Bolt8 lug , 14Bolt ff, 4:56 Detroit rear, 12"fr. 14"r Bilstein remote res.350 P.F.I , 700r4 , 241c W/ sye
     
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    Hmm well from personal experience I do not like the ssr's. I wouldn't get them again. I have had them for a little over a year and they have less then 10,000 miles on them and they are getting worn down quick. I am a college student and i don't drive my blazer far at all. Hell sometimes i don't even drive it for two weeks. I have 35x14.50's if you want to know. I am getting two sets of tires next time. 35x12.50 at's and 39.5x18 boggers

    Doug Krebs
     
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    Your rims are most likely too narrow if your tires wore out that fast. I think that especially because they're 14.5 wide. Get 15x12 wheels.

    I'd get the SSRs. In fact, unless I was going to get boggers, I'd never get bias ply tires.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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