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Old 08-17-2007
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?? about SSR's

tell me tha pros and cons about them. i can get some for 220 each.

i am mosly on mud and some super easy 2wd trails. if i get these i will run 4.88s
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I dont think a convertible chevy street truck would do good offroad
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I liked them when I had them.
1. They are hard to balance and very heavy.
2. With the soft compound you will only get about 20,000 to 30,000 miles using them on the street.
3. I had no traction issues with them in the rain and snow and I really liked them on the rocks.
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only 20k-30k on the street? forget that!

I say get something else.
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SSR's are sick in the mud.

TSL's do way better.





You can't want an awesome offroad tire and awesome milage. I say just go with a TSL radial and call it a day. 36x12.5...you can find em somewhere.


SSR's are good, but they are just like any other 'mud-terrain'. Anything short of a TSL (three stage lug) bogger or radial is just like a bfg mud terrain on our trucks. WE don't have the power to spin them and clear them out.

But for your wheelin, I woudl say MT/R's would rock on that truck!
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yeah but BFGs will get better than 30k. MTRs get better than 30k...
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yeah but BFGs will get better than 30k. MTRs get better than 30k...
thats what I mean.

I meant as far as offroad, the ssr's are about as good as bfg's or mt/r's (except mud) and the 'mud terrains' last 2x as long.

In mud, you can't touch the SSR's with a 10 foot pole. They kick so much *** on our trucks because they don't 'dig' as bad as some others. BFG mud terrains plain suck in the mud, mt/r's, I won't go there because I haven't run them, but I've seen them run on a jeep....lets just say he didn't get far.
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if the ssr wont last 30k forget it. maybe i should get 37x12.5-17 bfg mt on 17x9?
i dont know though i would like to stick with 15
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alright, while your on the topic of swampers, i have a quick, kind of off topic question, whats the difference in like TSL, LTB, SSR all of those?
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the SSR's have crazy thin sidewalls and have a long long history of ripping open.
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soo whats the advantage?
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tsl and ltb have 3 stage lug design, the LTB has deeper treads then the tsl and ssr. the SSR was made for the street and it doenst do that very well.
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haha, alright, because i was looking at TSLs, because i want a set eventually.. BUT i was like, i dont see a difference, just deeper lugs and different sidewalls

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