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Tires on your daily driver?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm running BFG mud's on my daily driven K5. I love how they wear, not too fast.

    Who's running TSL's EVERY DAY!?

    What tires are you guys running? How long have you had em? How many miles?
     
  2. Geno

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    I'm running 35in. Thornburgs on my Jimmy have had them two years, probably have 12 to 15 thousand on them, still have about half tread. Wear pretty well, little cupping though, need to rotate more, loud tires /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif not a prob. for me, hard ride, usually only run about 20lbs. in them, don't track real well either, kind of have to drive it down the road if you know what I mean. Other than that they are a pretty decent tire.
     
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    ProComp MTs, 35x12.5x15. been runnin em prolly 2-2.5 years. low miles tho. good tires, tho for offroad use they have been supplanted by the 39.5 TSLs on Eaton HD wheels with flush-mount valves. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     
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    I love my Mud Terrains too. Great all around tire /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Highliner

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    I'm running 35x15.50 TSL/SX's on a daily driver. Had 'em for a year and a half (about 15,000). Still plenty of tread left. Loud as hell, but I like it that way.
     
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    I'll be running 38x15.50x16.5 Ground Hawg radial tires. I can't afford a set for the pavement, and another set for off road.
     
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    I am running BFG AT 35:12.50 on my 72 truck. They have been there for 40,000 miles and still have about 40%. Never had a flat yet. I do alot of Sand duning and highway so they are right at home. This will be my next choice when its tire time.
     
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    I run 33" TSLs. My kids love them.
     
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    I'm running 38.5" TSLs, Had them on for about.. oh.. two weeks. About 150 miles on them. They ride horrible but it's worth the trade off.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm running 38.5" TSLs,

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    What happened to your surplus hummer tires?
     
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    42" TSL's on my DD /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Not recomended.. it gets expensive!
     
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    I'm running 36" TSL Radials EVERY DAY on mine. We're talking about 50 miles a day. I love them. They are wearing well. I just keep an eye on tire pressure and keep on driving.

    I honestly can't think of a complaint, other than they are too small /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    The tread was much thinner then what I thought they were when I bought them, then I came across a killer deal on these swampers, brand new, so I couldn't pass on the deal.
     
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    Im running 36tsl bias ply on my daily driver soon to be running 38.5. I only travel 10 miles a day if that so its not to bad.
    In august I drove from bend all the way up north to Montana and back with my 36tsl and it was not a veary pleasuring ride.
    Colin
     
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    I'm set on 16.5" hummer beadlocks.. Now for tires.
    I want to go bigger than 35". I want 37-38" tires.
    Can't find any bfg muds or goodyear mtrs in a 37 on a 16.5". /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    So it's looking like a 37x12.50 or 38x15.50x16.5 PJ dirt grip, but at that price!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    OR 38.5 TSL's. I could buy 5 TSL's for the price of 4 dirt grips!
    I'm thinking the dirt grips will be a lot better for street, but it would be cheaper to go TSL's and be replacing those every year and a half plus they'd be better for off road.
    I'm driving my K/5 like 20-50 miles a day, and a couple hundred on the weekends. Maybe with the price of gas going up i'll be forced to drive it less and wouldn't wear out TSL's as fast.

    Now $5 more per tire and you could make em a TSL-SX! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    I run 39.5x15x15 TSL's on my daily. Usually about 20 miles a day to work and back and 150 or so on the weekends. I have about 2000 miles on this set but I got em used and already grooved...

    FWIW they ride much nicer than my 36" TSL's did, but track way worse.

    Loud as hell too/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Rene
     
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    Right now I'm running 38.5x14.5x16.5 TSL SXs they are great offroad but suck for a DD. Since I can't afford two sets of tires and wheels so I'm going to be mounting these

    [​IMG] As soon as my beadlocks get hear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I'm running 36" TSL Radials EVERY DAY on mine. We're talking about 50 miles a day. I love them. They are wearing well. I just keep an eye on tire pressure and keep on driving.

    I honestly can't think of a complaint, other than they are too small

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    Everything you said is EXACTLY what I was going to say. Love my 36" TSL Radials, wish I had 38's. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    What size michelins are those? 10R20? 11r16?
     
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    35x12.50 remington wide brutes have about 30,000 miles on them and they still look pretty new their fine in the sand ,rain and ok in mud and they dont make too much noise but they ride like a brick so i keep about 25lbs in them
     

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