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besides boggers what are the best mud tires

I am talking about tires that will never see pavement. I have been looking at boggers and I think they are just about the best, but I am just wondering what is second best ?
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tractor or aggriculturual tires are great performers.
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I am getting some tractor tires for my samurai!
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trxus MT's seem to be doing well...made by interco
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they are nowhere near the others.
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Super Swamper TSL's (bias ply) or there SX's and I like my SSR's also.


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I have TSL's on my zuki right now

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are those radial or bias

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look radial
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tractor or aggriculturual tires are great performers.
Are you serious ? Do they make them in normal truck sizes like 35x14.5 or something like that ? Where do you get them from ?
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yes they make them in streetible sizes.

i dont remember if the post was on here or not, but someone did some reseach on some different ones, and posted names sizes and a pictorial comparison.
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heres a l ook at the set one of our shop managers has on his jeep.





and you cant to wrong with tsl's either like mentioned before. heres the sammy that the guy at work whos helpin with my sas drives.
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I am not sure if i am going to go for the tractor tires or not.
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Whats the difference between bias and radial ?
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how about the Irok ? Are they any good ?
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iroks are up there with the tsls and boggers. i would say that they wouldnt make them in the biggest size for nothing, but they make a ltb in a 47 no so there goes that theory. but yea, ive heard great things about them. and they are cheap! for 36x13.50x15s
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TSL SXs are probably second best. bias ply and radials are different in the way that the steel belts are arranged. im spacin right now, but one uses less than 45 degrees angles of the way the belt runs between the layers (bias ply im pretty sure) and radial have 90 degree angles between layers. the difference is that the way bias plies rub together, they caue more heat, thus the tires wear faster...
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yea, never under inflated a bias.KABOOOOM
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TSL SXs are probably second best. bias ply and radials are different in the way that the steel belts are arranged. im spacin right now, but one uses less than 45 degrees angles of the way the belt runs between the layers (bias ply im pretty sure) and radial have 90 degree angles between layers. the difference is that the way bias plies rub together, they caue more heat, thus the tires wear faster...
Whats the advanage to a bias ?
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well the sidewall are usually thicker, and IMO heat causes the tires to get soft and get more traction, so i know thats why they work on the rocks....

they wear a lot faster too though. i only expect 10-15k out of my ltb bias plies...
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So do we sort of agree not in exact order the best tires for Mud are :

Boggers

Tractor tires

TSL's

SX

SSR

Iroks

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To be honest besides the tractor tires and the boggers i have a hard time telling the difference in the tread pattern just by looking at them.
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most of the difference in TSL style wheels are in the sidewalls, and a lil bit in the tread design, like sipin and tread depth.
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well tsl is short for "three stage lug" so yes all the 'tsl series' are going to be very similar. some have siping, some have bigger voids, some have bigger lugs, some have deeper tread depth.

the SXs and the LTBs have larger voids and tread blocks, etc....
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