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Super Swamper LTB's

ok so im looking at some new tires that are alittle more aggressive, i was considering 35's but i noticed that these come in a 34x10.5 which caught my eye, im not big on the wide tire thing so the whole 10.5 wont bother me, i was just curious about this tire, how is it?? anything good or bad would be much appreciated
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tread wear sucks on em! really a off road tire
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yes 100% off road only. and btw you might not be into the wide tire thing but it really looks BAD i mean talk about major pizza cutter it looks fine from the sides but from front and back wow its bad, neighbor has then on his CJ it looks so goofy
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is the tread wear comparible to the rest of the superswapers??
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Gil got a set in that exact size. Hasn't posted any post wheeling thoughts yet.

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is the tread wear comparible to the rest of the superswapers??
No. These tires run very hot at highway speeds because they are BIAS ply and not radial. They will also develop flat spots when parked for long periods, etc.

LTB's are not a street tire by any means. Yes, they are DOT for on road use, but you'll be disappointed with the life, noise, gas mileage and ride of them on the street.
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they are good in the mud if your truck is light. they dig deep and really throw a roostertail. but as mentioned before, they wear down super fast. my buddy had them in 34-10.50 and they lasted maybe 20,000.
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I'll tell you one thing...

I had them & they performed REALLY well off-road.

On road is a different story & flat spots, yes... They def. get them, esp in the winter time it seemed like.

Now, you can run them on a 15x10 wheel & it'll widen them a good bit.

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20k....yikes, i guess i better take my decision somewhere else, i also like x terrains, baja claws and bfg m/t's....opinions and suggestions??
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BFG m/t's...

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My old roomate had X-terrains and they didn't perform as well or last as long as baja claws. I'm not a fan of either anyway. I like the BFG M/Ts
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Some guy at Lowes told me his claws got louder than his big V8 chebby exhaust did when they wore down, so he got the BFG mts

Also, if you're interested in rock crawling or the likes (guess that's why you're looking at the LTBs) try to find a set of Moab Edition BFG M/Ts... super soft compund that wears just like the regular ones. Made special for Moab.
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remember... bias do not last as long as radial...
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ya im not looking at any of those hard core tires, im looking at something i can drive everywhere but i dont want to have an all terrain anymore, im like the baja claw radials but im worried as to how they will perform in the snow....
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ya im not looking at any of those hard core tires, im looking at something i can drive everywhere but i dont want to have an all terrain anymore, im like the baja claw radials but im worried as to how they will perform in the snow....
no mud tire is good in the snow there just OK. if you want something crazy looking not a bad price still wears just like a mud tire, and acully has sipping in it. then i would recommed TrXus MT


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I had superswamper TSL's.. I loved them! I never regreted choosing that tire. Also, you may want to check out MT/R's.. Well worth it imo
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mtr's are real expensive thats the only hold back for those...... those truxxus m/t....idk about those, they look nice but im just undecided at the moment....
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There's a new player you might want to try: Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's. NOT the MTX tires, which are really more of an AT. The MTZ's are a lot like the Trxus radial MT.
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ya i saw those, they are a great looking tire, still trying to find out some more about them, wear and such, they seem relatively cheap compared to others but i still need to make some calls to see about pricing
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They're made by Cooper Tire, which has always made them for M/T, but now actually owns M/T. From what I've heard, they are on the same "core" as the Discoverer series truck tires (which is a very reliable core -- I've used Cooper Discoverer S/T's for years). The outer sidewall and tread treatments are unique to the M/T line which is what distinguishes it from the other Cooper offerings.

Being built on a heavily mass-produced core means that they have an "economy of scale" which holds the price down. I'm thinking about the MTZ's for my next set of 35's for my truck.
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mtzs are far from cheap. they do however have one hell of a hard sidewall. another tire that is sometimes a pain in the ace to mount. and they also dont really come in anything less wider than a 13.50, but i think 15.50 is the promonant size.

edit, just found them in the conventional sizes most people go for. not so expensive there.

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Yes, the load range C are a lot cheaper. The 16" rim and up load range E's are quite pricey -- but that's true of most tires.
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4wd parts has them for 173 a piece and thats for 33x12.5 and i think i saw them on ebay for about 600-700 range for 4 with free shipping.....
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I'm loving the TrXuS M/Ts. I'm on my second set with 34x12.50s and they are wearing perfectly. They are very nice and quiet on road and awesome offroad. Plus for the price ya can't beat them. Definately recommended.
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arent you going to be putting 15x8's on your truck soon???
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