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Need Help Choosing Mudd Tires

Hey everyone im sorta stuck in deciding what type of tires to get. I know for a fact that i want a good mudd tire. Im decideing between the 35 14.5 Super swamper ssr or the super swamper 35 15.5 TSL SX Please let me know what you think! Thanks Justin
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personally i like the design of the bogger better lol...
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True but which one do you think is beter in the mudd...
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Boggers will do best in mud
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thats what i would think because of the larger lugs. but idk never owned any of them some members here have they will chime in soon
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SSR's are better on the street, from what I hear. Both of those tires should do fine in the mud, depending on the mud, lol. Anything short of boggers or similar "really-big-lug" tires is going to perform differently in different situations. How much power you have to spin them and keep them clear will also define their ability.

There's a fine line between over-spinning your wheels and doing it "just right". When you spin them just right, then you seem to "float" through the mud. Too fast and you lose control and maybe end up backing off the throttle too much. Too slow and you lose momentum, they pack up with mud, and you slip or dig.

The bigger and wider they are, the more "oomph" you're going to need to spin them right. If you are upsizing to 35's and serious about mud, you may also need to consider regearing unless you have lots and lots of HP.
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aight man thanks alot.. what gears should i change to ???
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info on your truck will help, make a sig
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What do you have now? Probably 3.73 or 4.10 (or 3.55 on some 4.0's). If you're going from stock 29 inch to 35 inch tires, (considering the 29 inch factory fit), then you're going up about 20%. To keep your "power" and not strain the drivetrain, gear up to match.

If you have 3.73 or 4.10, go to 4.56 (4.10 are already pretty high, so 4.56 should be fine).

If you have 3.55, go at least to 4.10 -- although 4.56 is a good choice if you're not too concerned about a slight drop in mileage and higher revs on the highway.

Overall, I'm in favor of 4.56 on any Ranger with 35's. It seems to be a good compromise between power and speed, and keeps from stressing a drivetrain that is not overly strong -- particularly the transmissions. I'm running 4.56 so I may be biased, lol.

If you balance the gear change almost exactly with the tire size change, your speedometer will be pretty close and you won't have to recalibrate.

Some guys even run 4.88 -- but that's pretty extreme for a daily driver I think. Just my way of looking at it though and merely opinion.
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