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TSL "sx" ???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. ftn96

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    TSL \"sx\" ???

    I may have a deal to trade my BFG's for some 36" SX's.
    I was wanting the TSL-R's but this maybe an even trade.
    What are the down falls of the SX's in relation to wear and street behavior?
    Im waiting to hear from this guy REAL soon I hope.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    They are bias ply so they will be very lumpy in the am or after been parked for a while. They will wear out real quick if mounted on a daily driver. Tehy are super strong and resist sidewall punctures like no other tire(from what I hear anyway)!

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    I have heard of them getting flat spots if being left air down too long without driving but not when aired up.
    Any more info?

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  4. Shawn

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    Over the last 3 years, I've had a set of Boggers, TSL Radials and now the TSL SX Swampers. I was really suprised with the ride of the SX tires. IMO, they ride just as smooth as the Radials. Yes, you do get flat spots in the morning which sucks but after 5 minutes, its gone. I don't think they wear that bad. Won't get much as BFG but I expect at least 25-30k. They are a heavy tire so your mpg and power will go down a bit. The SX tires like to hydroplane in the water (not sure how they do in snow). I'm planning on getting mine grooved on the outer lugs and siped in the middle lugs. The noise level on a new set is hardly noticable. When they start to wear, the noise will increase.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    yup lumpy in the am! My buddy had the SXs on his Ferd and thoes suckers would tump for the first few miles and then suddenly swoosh they will smooth out....

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    Well, my rig is a daily driver for the next 3 months or so. But after that it will go back to being a once a week streeter adn weekend wheeler. But I was wondering about the long rides to trail events such as Tellico and such. As this would be a ruff 5 hour trip.
    But all in all, if this is a straight trade this sounds like it may be a good deal.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    So do you all think 4 33" BFG MT's with on 5k on them would be a decent trade for 4 36" TSL-SX's 2 3/4 tread left and 2 with 1/2 tread left?
    Im thinking no but, Im tired of riding around on 33's with 4.56 gears adn I aint got the money to by new ones right now. Got a baby on the way, any day now.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    I ran some 35x15.50 15 SXs for 2 yrs. I put about 30000km, (20000 miles) on them and they were worn out. They get very flat if the temperature dropped below 15deg (50 deg f) and stayed that way for miles. I couldnt run them at anything above 20psi, or they would round out on the tread patch and only contact in the center. But, running them at a lower pressure meant flat spots, and lots of power needed to get em moving. If there is anything even remotely loose or worn in the front end/ steering system, they will beat the sh*t out of the worn part, then beat the rest of the front end. They are VERY loud on any kind of pavement, and yes, they weigh a lot. They scrub off REAL quickly if you do any amount of hiway driving at all on them.
    On the good side, off-road in mud, I never seen anything like them. They were incredible. I could idle thru in 2wd where I always had to use 4 and give her to make it with my other tires. IMHO, if you want to run them, pick up a set of radial all terrains and a small trailer. Bolt them on before you go wheeling, and trailer them to the camp spot or something.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    Ok, that is the kinda info Im looking for. All the wheelin around me has to be driven too with some highway time. At least and hour each way. I would rather get the TSL-R's.
    So I may just wait a little longer till I can save up and get the ones I want.
    Thanks for the insight Thumper!

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    I've been trying to make the same decision, between the sx's and the tsl-r's and I think you guys just made it for me. I'm running 33's with 4.56's too, and I'm just as sick of it. I just spent 15 hours this past weekend driving home to NY to get ready for Paragon this weekend and then I get to drive back to Charleston, SC sunday night and I've never wanted bigger tires more than right now. My tranny is starting to hate me for putting it through that kind of long punishment. I think a set of 36's are in the near future for me too. Hopefully very near future because I'm dying to get out to Tellico ASAP and my bald MT's aren't gonna cut it anymore.

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    I love mine!!! I have the 38.5 x 14.5 and I have not noticed a lumpy ride in the morning but i live in So Cal so the temp never really gets down too low. Street manners are great for me and they kick A$$ in the mud. I say GO FOR IT!!!!

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    Re: TSL \"sx\" ???

    Shawn, now that i've found someone that has run all of those different tires, which one's where the best, and why??? thank - Doug


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