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Which tires for my Sub?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvyhs, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking to get tires for the Sub and I have narrowed it down to 38" TSL Radials or 37" SSR's. It's my daily driver/tow truck/mudder/rock crawler/dune runner. I was looking at which one is going to give me the most miles. They look like they'll do equally well offroad. Who has experiance with these tires?
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    neither of them will support the weigh of a 'burban, IMO

    both have a weak sidewall

    MT/R's might be your choice...
     
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    I'd go with the Swamper radials, especially on a daily driver. I went from 38 inch radials to 39.5 inch bias and I am thinking of going back. The radials seem to bulge better when they are aired down and they ride much better especially when its cold. Bigger is better thou.......
     
  4. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Both sets of tires are rated at over 3600lbs per tire, load range D. I didn't see any MTR's in a 16.5" rim.

    I forgot to mention I was looking at going this big to help with my high centering and rear overhang problem.
     
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    44" BOGGERS LOL!!!!!!!
     
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    My TSL Radials were loud, My SSRs are suuuuuper quiet. and they're load range E with a max PSI of 65 so i think they'd be ok fo rthe burb, But they do seeem kinda soft, the rubber that is. My TSLRs i got about 30,000 miles out of, im only a few hundred miles onto the SSRs so can't tell you much there.
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    So you got some new tires!...what was wrong with the race slicks?
     
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    I would go with the 38's because they look cooler. lol!
    I've seen many Suburbans with TSL's. TSL's can handle the weight of the suburban easily.
     
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    36x12.50 TSLs are nice i have them on my 3/4ton '89 suburban and love them.
     
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    I'm running 38.5/16-15 tslon my sub with a 10" rim and 6" lift and drive anbout 40miles a day round trip in the morning it takes a whilento round up but after that they work great and not as loud as my 35/15.50 tsl/sx have them balanced with balancing powder and will use notheing else ever again
     
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    The tires you are running are the TSL's not the TSL Radials? I was considering the 38" TSL Radials or the 37" SSR's. Will I see your Sub on Saturday at the trail cleanup?
     
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    dude get those blems i don't want to here you bitchen cause the ssr's arn't big enogh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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