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Tire dilemma...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wheelingdrummer, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. wheelingdrummer

    wheelingdrummer 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, so I need some help on choosing the right tires…:thinking:

    So I could buy some new 41” Radial Irok’s, with new 16” black rims for $1,840.

    Or, I could buy some used 39.5” Bias Ply TSL which are grooved and on 15” allied beadlocks with 3.5” backspacing, never been driven on the street with about 95% tread for $1,450 (price semi-negotiable).

    I will be driving on the street to the trail and will be going to Moab in May driving on these tires.

    I know that the grooved tires will be VERY helpful off-road but they are bias ply, and I will be driving on the street. Being grooved, will they help street driving or make it worse.

    This is my 2nd/3rd vehicle and will only be driven to the trail or just for fun. Is saving the $440 worth it?

    Advantages……..Disadvantages…….

    I know a lot of this is a matter of opinion but I thought I would get a few other opinions. Any help is great, Thanks!:D
     
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  2. bbck5on37s

    bbck5on37s 1/2 ton status

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    GET THE TSL's!!!!

    Oh and i like the Rear setup thats on that truck... Just might have to use something simaler on mine...
     
  3. 5280k5

    5280k5 1/2 ton status

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    Those are the TSL's for sale over on, oops better not spoil your purchase:D
    They look good, knock the price down and get 'em!
    I got those 42's(also grooved now on Bo's truck) and 32 bolt rockstomper beadlocks off Craigslist for $1200, but that's still a good price for 39's & wheels, my $.02
     
  4. wheelingdrummer

    wheelingdrummer 1/2 ton status

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    So are the TSL's over-priced.........which one would you choose if you had the option?

    Just need a second opinion....thats all.
     
  5. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    don't think the TSLs are overpriced. If its a trail only truck, radial tires make no sense, so save yourself that expense and look at Bias IROKs if you don't buy the TSLs.
     

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