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TSL's or Claws

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyle Strong, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Kyle Strong

    Kyle Strong 1/2 ton status

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    I was just wondering whaich tire I should go with, the Baja Claws, or the TSL's. I'm going to be doing a fair amount of mud and trails, not much rocks, and a good amount of pounding pavement. I like the price of the TSL, but the Claw looks like a better pavement tire. Any thoughts?
     
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    whats size?
     
  3. Kyle Strong

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    i think the claw's wear out pretty fast, but im not 100% sure. id get tsl's over the claws

    radials or bias?
     
  5. Kyle Strong

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    I don't know, I'm unsure. I like the treadlife of the radials, but the bias are cheaper usually and conform better. If I could find a good priced radial, that I'd get it.
     
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    definetly tsl radials
     
  7. Kyle Strong

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    So it has decent street manners and treadlife?
     
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    Back when my trail rig was a DD I got just under 30K out of TSL radials.

    Thats about all I can add as I have never run Claws nor have any of my clubmembers. Another decent trail and pavement tire is the Trxus. They perform well offroad and still get over 30K treadlife if rotated.
     
  9. Kyle Strong

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    I am pretty sure I'm going to go with the TSL's, but I wasn't sure if they could hold up to dd'ing. Any knoweledge on freeway handling?
     
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    my 38" TSL Radials track just fine on the freeway. they seem to wear pretty good, I got them used couple months ago. I've had them out at TSF and they preformed well.
     
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    Mine were good. I went on a 4hr highway ride to the Vt jamboree nationals and they handled well. The guys I was with were on ATs so they were doing 80mph+ and at 75-80 the TSLs would get real hot and a bit quirky but at normal legall speeds they were always good. They are not an AT on hardpack snow and ice but do really well on roads with some snow on them to grip.
     

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