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Has anybody ever had Super Swamper TSL's and about how many miles can you get out of a set
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its a horrible rough ride in a ranger, trust me my buddy has some on his. i would go w/ ground hawgs because they last so long and do great in the mud
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thanks for the help, im 15 now but im gettin my licence in a week and im tryin to decide what tires to get, do they have alot of road noise
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Not really ment for road use at all... here is a tip stay away from Interco for daily driver tires..
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what about the radials are they any good, or is that what you are going by now
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I had TSL's on my '95 and they ride horrible and they would not stay balanced.
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they both are rough and not good for road use. just avoid most of interco tires for you daily driver. if you just get a play truck then thats where i would look. honestly if you want a aggresive but good riding tire go with maxxis bighorns or buckshots, they both do great in mud. i only buy bighorns cause i like then so much. but i also get a discount. also the bfg mud terrains would be great and be a good ride.
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Get a set of nice mud terrains, don't get interco tires for a DD at all. Not fun.
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thanks for all the help
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Not really ment for road use at all... here is a tip stay away from Interco for daily driver tires..
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I love my LTBs off road, but as soon as I hit pavement with them I could swear they are square.
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I had them but probably won't be going back to them unless there on a fullsize 3/4 ton truck.
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so the biggest concern/ problem with these tire is the ride is not all that great
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yes.. but if you want them and don't care, go for it.

everyone's whining about the ride, personally i love the ride of aggressive tires, and the hum that comes along with them when your on the highway.


they'll last you probably a year, maybe a little more if you treat them right.
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Not really ment for road use at all... here is a tip stay away from Interco for daily driver tires..
You could DD Trxus MT's no problem.
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Get some BFG KM2's or Goodyear MTRs.
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You could DD Trxus MT's no problem.
That's what i was about to say, and now they have 2 other tires that are more road friendly.

oh yea, and groundhog boy, besides them sucking, they cost $100 more a tire in a 36" size. Infact from 4WP you can buy a 39.5" TSL for less than a 36" groundhog.
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You could DD Trxus MT's no problem.
My buddy Grant G'sevo had them they lasted 11.5k and took around 13-20oz to balance them and still rode like crap.. i would never recommend them ever
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will the trxus MT's last longer cause really i dont care about the ride i just want a good mud tire with a long tread life
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everyone's whining about the ride, personally i love the ride of aggressive tires, and the hum that comes along with them when your on the highway.
I have never minded "humming" ever... its called balancing Interco are known for never balancing correctly.. Tires that do not run out properly can cause damage to the drivetrain due to vibrations its not just "ride"
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will the trxus MT's last longer cause really i dont care about the ride i just want a good mud tire with a long tread life
NO as posted above i have dealt with those tires for about a year couldnt stand them... and no MT will have "a long life" they are made to be soft and wear out faster then AT
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some will last longer than some all terrains, Nittos are pretty soft and so far my MTZs have had a longer life, but they also started out with more tread.

stay away from MTRs, they are a great tire but if you're looking for life they're a soft compound, and wont last as long.

I'm trying to think of a hard compound on a mud terrain, the MTZs aren't too soft, and the older style BFG muds tend to last pretty long.

RangerNVS has truxus MTs on his truck, you could PM him and see how they're doing.
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I had a set of Interco's and only got them b/c they were used and given to me. I would never purchase a set. Before I got them they were only 3 months old and I got 6 months out of them. They should have been replaced 2 months before I finally did it. Had a nice looking set of 33'' drag mud terrains. Only tread left were the *****.
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mud terrain and tread life


dont belong in the same sentence, thought or idea.

You want decent mud and tread life just find an aggressive A/T
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once again, most mud terrains aren't made to last. don't buy one if you actually care.

a good performing tire(atleast in the crawling sense) has a soft compound to grip rocks and other things better. hence they won't last as long.
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If you want the Swampers get the Irocks. They don't wear bad I put over 25k on mine had to take them off cuz my front end got way outa wack wore the fronts down real bad. Loud tire great in the mud and snow. Don't hadel bad in the rain and are just fine on dry pavement. Heck I ran 80+mph from my house in Jersey to our house just outside Tampa, Fl. Three times. Ran em out at the outerbanks, and beat the **** of them at home. I cant remember if I had the radials or not but the ranger is so light that they don't wear them out so quick. I Currently have 35" boggers with 7k on them and tread is barley showing ware.

Get the tires you want! A lifted truck should have an agressive mud tire on it not a pus*ywhipped a/t
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