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Old 11-27-2006
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same here. i had 31 10.5 swamper radials on jeep steel wheels that were unbalanced and if you cant handle it you shouldnt be drivin a truck.
Bah. 31's with and unbalance and 33+ inches are a whole 'nother can of worms. It's very well to say "you shouldn't be driving a truck" but it seems like you're just making fun of people and NOT making a point here, Jason.

If your tires are unbalanced and you do enough driving at any kind of speed (like any street driving) you're going to wear the living crap out of them.

It makes absolutely NO sense to drive around on unbalanced tires. It doesn't make you a better truck driver, more of a man, or smarter.

It just makes you poorer when your tires wear out sooner. How smart is that?

Smaller tires have less impact for an unbalance. Bigger tires hit harder and tend to be MORE imbalanced because they are heavier to begin with.

Ignore the haters here and just balance the things as best you can IF you want them to last awhile.
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words from the wise......
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my 37" swampers ride smooth up until 80.. but who wants to go faster then 75 constant with a lifted truck anyway?

don't you have air soft pellets in yours?
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my 37" swampers ride smooth up until 80.. but who wants to go faster then 75 constant with a lifted truck anyway?
I kinda want the same swampers...ssr radials...or maybe tsl/sx's???

Something radial...
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ssr's seem to be real pricey, tsl's looks pretty nice, wait, nvm, your going to go with huge tires so price schouldnt matter.......
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ssr's seem to be real pricey, tsl's looks pretty nice, wait, nvm, your going to go with huge tires so price schouldnt matter.......
haha, price does matter!!! They are all roughly 200-250 though, so it's not a HUGE difference, well yes, it is, but it's worth it.

Right now it's this...

1. SSR Radials
2. MT/R's

I've really just ruled out the trxus MT, i've heard so much bad stuff about them in reviews and such, they are just not great for the type of mud we have down here. I'll probably end up getting that SSR. I'd love to run a bogger, and it's running through my head, but I dunno if I wanna run it on the street, I'm still not sure, although I might just say "f it" and buy boggers just for the hell of it b/c I'll probably change tires again in another year or two, so the life of the tire is not essential.
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::YES I'VE RUN ALL OF THESE BELOW EXCEPT THE SSRs::

well from personal experiance I've run a set of the goodyear MT/Rs and gave them away because they were so horrible on the street, they are loud, they ride hard, and they SUCK in wet or icy weather.

for a mainly street tire you cant beat the BFG A/T, but definitly not the best thing in mud.

we're currently running 285/75-16 TrXus MTs on my GFs truck and she even loves them. It see's mainly street and they are wonderful on the street. they are amazing in wet or icy weather and absolutely rock in the snow we get here. For those who have issues with the balance on them, chances are the people balancing them don't have much experiance, or more likely are just lazy. They take a bit of work to balance but they do balance out nicely. There are no vibrations in her truck (if there were do you think she'd have let me put those tires on it?) and we take it on 1000 mile trips all the time and it cruises beautifully at 85 on the highway. Oh and these have almost no noise also unlike the MT/Rs... they are about comparable to the BFG A/Ts for noise and comfort.

now I havent run the SSR's but I was seriously considering it, but then I got one as a spare for her truck and damn are those suckers HEAVY. just the unmounted SSR is heavier than the mounted Trxus MT. for something thats almost never driven on the street then I would say they would be an excellent tire, but just the thought of having to rotate those damn things every 3000 miles to keep them wearing evenly veers me away from trying them on my daily drive with the amount of driving I do. also the heavier the tire the more difficult it can become balancing them.

I'm at the point where when I go up in size I'll probly put a set of BFG A/Ts on my nice aluminum rims and buy a cheap set of steel rims the same size and run either the trxus MT or the SSRs and just swap things over when I plan to go offroad. but then again i tend to do around 100 miles a day on average days with some days going over 300 miles. oh and keep in mind tires on aluminum rims will balance better than tires on steel rims.

oh I also ran a set of trxus STS, they were ok but if i had to chose again id chose the trxus MTs over them now that i know how the trxus MTs are.
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^^^You are definetly one of the 1st people i have heard that ran an MT/R and did not like them. Don't get me wrong, I trust you 100 percecnt, but your one of the few.

I heard the total opposite about the trxus mt, so much that I won't even consider them. They gum up easy, crappy milage (about same as tsl), impossible to balance (mold is weird on the machine that makes them), etc.

I have heard nothing but good about MT/R's and SSR Radials, which is why I'm considering them.

thanks for the input!! every single comment helps me, I'm pretty much stuck on what to get next!!!
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I ran trxxus mt's on my wrangler in a 33" for a while. It was great off-road -- the king of mud and dirt, but on-road, it's what you expect from a mud-tire I suppose. They are hard to balance and hard to keep balanced. They wore really fast compared to how a BFG MT wears. They weren't too good on rocks.

I also had Goodyear MTR's on it...they were probably the best mud tire available for rocks and slippery stuff, but in the mud, they weren't that great at all.
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I like ssr's, I'd love to get boggers, and I still might, but ssr's are just sexy.

I love boggers though, after being in ryans truck, it makes me want boggers sooooooo bad. They are just awesome tires, the king of offroad tires...
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then get boggers. you know youll regret it if you dont
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then get boggers. you know youll regret it if you dont
Thats what I was thinkin...and they really don't ride all that bad...
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