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Whats better TSL or SX

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by smp, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. smp

    smp 1/2 ton status

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    What is the difference in the two? Is one better than the other?



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  2. The sx has strongest sidewalls on the market plus tread on the side wall for extra traction climbing out of ruts and biting the sides of rock ledges.But I've never ran anything through the sidewall on a tsl or ever seen it happen,the tsl's ride and have the same tread pattern.Depends on how much money you have to spend,I personaly would buy the tsl's and put the money towards onother mod.Just my two penny's.Either way you can't go wrong they're both great tires.
     
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    I ran 38.5 SX for 4 years great tire flat spot was gone sooner than TSL and less weight to balance. Wore pretty even.. I am running TSL 39.5 now , not too much difference. I run mud, trails and daily driver...

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    I have had both, 35x15.5. the SX seemed to wear down faster. I perfer the reg TSL's. that is my 2pennies
     
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    I really don't think there is a stronger sidewall in the whole Super Swamper line up than the TSL
    36x12.5x15 it is 8 ply rated, and the pyhicsal constuction is 4 nylon plies.
    Granted the SX has sidewall tread which is good for added traction, I am not sure it helps in the strecht dept.
     
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    I ran 35-15.50-15 SX's and loved them. They are steel belted and I think 6 ply. As for the TSL, well, I have had some friends run those and loved them. Either way you aren't going to go wrong. The SX has some added strengths, ie the side wall tread and the steel belts. I'm still having trouble deciding between Boggers and SX's. Enjoy the tire of your pick!

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    What is the average tread life on these tires? I'm thinking ahead and trying to figure out if I want to go with Goodyear MT/R's for a long life and good all around tire, or if I want the TSL's. Both will be either a 33" or 35". And this is my daily driver so I will be on the street 90% of the time.

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    Mudfrog,

    If you go TSL's, go with the TSL Radial, or the SSR's, since your truck will be on the road 90% of the time. Since mine is still a daily and will be for a while, I'm going to go with TSL Radial and sipe them myself for longer lasting.
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    Just an FYI - The 37" SSR's are 10 ply, E-rating
    The smaller sizes are 6-ply

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    I have SSR's in 33/12.50/15 nice all around tire. Wore kinda fast for my liking,but it has almost a year and a half. I also drive most of the time on the street...

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    How do they ride on the highway? If they ride anything like my thornbirds did, then I don't see myself getting swampers just yet.

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    They are smooth on the highway, well kinda Bay Area highways have so many damn holes. Very smooth almost like you are floating on air. Not to loud ether, I like them because people look at you when driving at 45 mph on side roads. I am thinking of getting another set if I have the $$$

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