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well manered 38" Tire?? Street use...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by little79k5, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. little79k5

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    well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    so yall, im trying to figure out what's the best riding 38-40" tire for street use? thanks in advance

    keith
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I thought I read a review by Mudzer on the new Swamper STS...prety sure it was 38"+ tall and had decent street manners as well as performed admirably off road. You might want to send Mudzer a private message or hope he sees this and replies...

    Michellin makes some tall military tires, they apparently ride and wear really well too, but they are very spendy.

    Rene
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    how much do those swamper sts tires set a fella back?
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    actually thats what ive been looking at. the 39.5" are $230/each. thats in a bias ply. the 38" radials are around $280/each. ive also heard these are good street tires.
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    My 38.5 Thornbirds are pretty nice on the pavement ;-) Even for a bias ply
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    Thoose look like some nice high speed tires, 100 plus mph
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    For a street tire with mild characteristics and mild tread, it makes me wonder why nobody has ever mentioned the Dick Cepek Radial Fun Country's. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    These tires are available in radials up to 38" tall and have a tread like an all-terrain tire. Would make a great daily driven tire, IMO. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I completely forgot about those! I was just reading that since they were now being made by MT they are using Kevlar belts which supposedly makes them lighter and tougher, as well as being easier to balance.

    Rene
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I was kinda curious if anyone would mention the Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip? Granted it's $320/tire, but they are a nice wide radial with a "true" 38" diameter, and the test reports seem to indicate that they are a pretty capable offroad tire (mud, sand, rocks)!!!

    I am still torn between those, or the narrower (but also a radial) Super Swamper TSL Radials, or the wider (but bias ply) regular Swamper TSL in a 38" size..........
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I heard the new Interco Truxus STS are pretty nice on the pavement and reasonably priced.
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I have had 38in. Monster Mudders, 40in. Hawgs, 40in. Mudders, and finally 38 TSL's. The 38 Mudders were pretty good, the 40 Hawgs were real good. The 40 Mudders were the worst tire I had ever riden on. The 38 TSL's that I have now are the best. Never had a radial so I cant give an opinion on any of them.
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    i have regular bias ply, 36x12.50 TSLs and run em every day on the road and love em. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I run the D.C. FunCountrys....15.5/38x16.5.They are really great all terrian tires,lo road noise,good handling&braking and fairly decent off road.I like them but I need a more agressive tire(Swampers!!!).
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    whats the difference between the bias ply and the radials??
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I can't explain that. Maybe someone else can. I just know the radials are better for street driving, such as a daily driver. They wear better and longer than a bias ply tire does. They are softer, too.
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    of all the tires mentioned none will hold a candle to the michelins for wear or quality.
    those XMLs that someone linked to are a nice width as well
    I have several images of the tires in my webshots in 'Dons' album comparing the XL in 36" and 39" to the XMLs in 39"
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    radials have steel and polyester belts , whereas bias dont ,that is why they flat spot .
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    I'm pretty happy with my 38" TSL Radials.
     
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    Re: well manered 38\" Tire?? Street use...

    why would anyone want the bias ply ones? are they better for off road? it seems to me that the radials are the better tire and i wouldnt really want the bias plys but im new to all this off road stuff. how much do the michelins cost?
     

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