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Old March 20th, 2005, 08:32 PM
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For those with SSR's

I'm buying a Defender from the west coast and driving it back to the east coast appeals to me (did it once a few years back). The truck has 12.5" wide SSR's and I'm concerned that these might be too aggresive for a 3000 mile trip. I'm more worried about wear and tear on the truck than burning up the tread.

For those who have SSR's do I....

1.- Pony-up some money and get a better road tire for the trip
2.- Run the SSR's
3.-stop bothering the forum with more tire questions.

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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:23 PM
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Depends on the tread amount and if you want to keep the tires. Key thing is ride and noise.
If you are not that bothered by either, ride'um.
If the tires are close to junkers, ride'um. Trash'um on the east coast
Do you want to carry them back? If not, ride'um.

Have fun on the trip - take camera take pix, post'um for fun
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Old March 21st, 2005, 07:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply - Which ever route I take, I'll be taking photos.

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SSR's are going to be loud but if you can live with the noise for 3000 miles, like Paul said "ride 'um"
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:40 PM
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Dude, SSR's are not loud unless they are just really cupped out, and what tire, even highway tire, isn't loud when cupped. I have ridden thousands of highway miles on SSR's with no problems at all. The trick is to keep them balanced and air pressure checked, and keep the front end aligned. SSR's are probably one of the most aggressive tires you can buy that still retain pretty good highway handling.

Then again, I guess loud is different for different people.

Just my $.02.

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Old March 22nd, 2005, 06:28 PM
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Might be worth the $$ to have the front end aligned before the trip home.
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That is true Tiz. Maybe balace them up too. My new 35" MTRs make no noise at all or at least I can't hear a thing over the Tdi clackin' and the top...
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