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TSL radial VS Radial Baja Claw

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazerpro79, Jul 30, 2005.

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Which tire will suit me better

  1. 38" TSL radial

    34 vote(s)
    81.0%
  2. 38" Baja Claw Radials

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    which tire do you guys will suit me better? i have my mind set on 38" tall on a 15" rim, width doesnt matter too much to me. it will be 95% around town driving, to work and school and thats basically it. no long drives or road trips. my truck hardly ever leaves town... so...

    its between the TSL radial, and the Radial Baja Claw. what do you guys think. i LOVE the look of the baja claw but the SS name is great too... any experience would be great too.
     
  2. mudslinger99

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    Suit you better :confused:

    How about a little more detail..
     
  3. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    edited.... right when i posted it i opened the edit window... what was i thinking :doah: ha
     
  4. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I a big fan of the Ground Hawg because they do last a long time with on road usage.
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Paul, I know you bought a set...but did you ever run them or wheel with them? I thought you sold that truck before the tires ever got mounted?

    The only people that seem to like ground hogs are a select few on Pavementsucks.com. Nowhere else have I seen anything positive about Ground Hogs.

    Rene
     
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    but cost twice as much.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I've had 4 trucks with Ground Hawgs. The last one's I bought were the Ground Hawg 2's (Radials). Never got a chance too run those, sold truck and tires before finished.
     
  8. blazerpro79

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    dont ground hawgs actually measure a reasonable amount smaller than they are? if so i would go with a 40" GH if i went that route... that does have a cool ring to it... 40"s... :thinking:
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Yeah, they're not cheap, but I wouldn't say twice as much.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    Yes, they do run alittle small.
     
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    ok i was thinking im onna run 31's on the cucv when i get it home. and swamper radials are like soewhere around $100ea and the cheapest GH i saw was $190ea but they come in 33" smallest diameter i think. so i appologize. they are not twice as much lol they are twice as mush for the smallest tire they make than i am going to pay for my swamper radials :waytogo:
     
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    Yeah that is a little better now that you have added to your 1st post :D

    Are you limiting your choices to only those 2 ?

    The reason I ask is because with you being on the road that much and not really looking for a off road tire you have a few more good choices.. You could get a B.F.Goodrich All Terrain that would last on the road and still do ok off road and it is cheaper then the other 2.. Or a BFG Mud Terrain would work too and there are a few other choices that are similar..
     
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    Choices are pretty limited once you get up to 38" sizes...

    Rene
     
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    I love the look of the Baja Claws, but I keep hearing they wear quickly.
     
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    why not irok radials? between the 3 i would run the irok's, just me though
     
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    Get thornbirds. They look awsome. :surepal:
     
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    see you cant go on what people think, my thornterds have lasted and work great for my zr2, which has gone some same places that my stock k5 went and didnt get stuck, also i love ground hawgs after i lifted my k5
     
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    Just for knowledges sake the 38" swampers are smaller than 38" too I voted for claws but I have had swamper radials(38s) and loved them I just like the way the mickeys look and at least around here almost noone has them
     
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    yeah like trusty said, i once you get up to 38" tires, and your running a 15" rim... there arnt much choices in radials... i completly forgot about irok radials, and ground hawks (even though they are bias ply).

    so im really looking for the longest lasting street tire that size, and i know they wont last long on the street, but like i said earlier its only drivin a little around town and stuff...
     
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    Sipe em that will make them last longer and rotate with every oil change this may make it worth your while to get them locally as long as they will rotate them when you want and just not when they think they need it.
     

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