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Whats the Diff between the SSR Radial, and the TSL Radial

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaotical, May 13, 2001.

  1. Chaotical

    Chaotical Registered Member

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    Please help with the dicisions... I need tires ASAP..
    whats the difference between the SSR and the TSL Radial..
    they'er both radials.. so which one is better and whats the big diff..?????

    HELP

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  2. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    The SSR's are newer, they come in a wider variety of sizes, they are quieter on pavement, they offer better traction on wet roads but offroad they are really similar to the older radial Swampers. I have the old style ones and I love them. They aren't wearing out that fast and I have a loud exhaust, so loud tires don't bother me, AND they're alot cheaper.

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  3. Chaotical

    Chaotical Registered Member

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    thats what I'm curious about.. the tire ware, and the handleing capability..
    I tow a boat and need something that will hang and not throw me all over hell... I want the BIG look of the TSL but will sacrificing the 2 inches of width be worth it for an all around driver...... I want 37 to 38's, so height would'nt make too much of a diff.. . but skinny tires... I don't know about..

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  4. Hathaway

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    I'm curious about this comparison too. I just want 33x12.50R15's The SSR's I've heard are great(the COK5 review as well as many on OR.COM and in several magazines) but they cost a fair ammount more than the TSL radials. I haven't heard much on the TSL radials, but they are swampers, so they gotta be good right? [​IMG] better than BFG m/t's at least?

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
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    Yea BigBrown, thats the exact size of old radial Swampers that I have. They're great. GET THEM!

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    Well it depend's on how much you drive on the pavement??
    [​IMG]
    These are on my rig now,and they still look good! They are quite on the pavement. They are more $$$ than the TSL's but they do last about another year..



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