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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Interco LTB vs. radials

I like the size of the 34x10.5x16 interco LTB, but have never run a bias ply tire. I know from reading that the off road ability will be great, but I can't find much about on road. Will they shake me to death on the highway? The defender is mostly used off road, but I do drive it to the trail, and back and forth to town every now and then. The LTB tires are sure a lot cheaper than SSR's, and they are one of the only tires you can get from interco right now.

Also looking for suggestions on other tires that will be 34 or 35 inch tire by 10.5 wide. I am not interested in going to a 12.5 wide tire.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:52 AM
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They are actually 33 inch tires at best. Awesome off road, much better than the SSR, but as horrible on road as expected. Flat spots in the morning, noisy as all hell and not good in the wet. A step down overall from the KM2's you are selling.
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I had 35x12.50 Mickey Thompson baja claw radials on my F150. They were always round, never flatspotted. Quiet in relative terms for a mud tire at highway speed. They also lasted about 65k before they dry rotted out, they prob had another 15-20 k of meat on them. I rotated them often with the spare and they also never chunked when wheeling or mudding. Kept them at 38 PSI all the time even offroad and never towed with them

Thats being said my buddy had a F350 with superswamper TSL bias in 38s; they were loud as fuck on the highway and would rattle you to death in the morning...but he was usually pulling me out
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I have searched and searched, and can't find any other 35x10.5.16 tires except the simmex. they are also bias ply. Am I missing something? Are there any suggestions for a narrow 35?
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Michelin XCL/XZL 9.00x16? i think they are 36 in tall and 10.5 wide
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that helps. how wide is the 315/75/16? anybody know? will they rub on 16x7 rims? they are the gcr nuggets, they are 4.25 back spacing.
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that helps. how wide is the 315/75/16? anybody know? will they rub on 16x7 rims? they are the gcr nuggets, they are 4.25 back spacing.
Ummmmm....... 315 mm...... 12.4"
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I understand the conversion, but 35x12.5 are not all 12.5 inches wide. I was trying to figure the actual width. Anybody have the bfg km2 in this size 315/75/16 that can tell me the actual width?
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If you lookup on their site they should list the actual tread width or "footprint"
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I understand the conversion, but 35x12.5 are not all 12.5 inches wide. I was trying to figure the actual width. Anybody have the bfg km2 in this size 315/75/16 that can tell me the actual width?
http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-...-t-a-km2-tires
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LT315/75R16/D
34.8" diameter
12.3" width on 8.5" rim
On a 7" rim it will be a bit narrower.
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I have searched and searched, and can't find any other 35x10.5.16 tires except the simmex. they are also bias ply. Am I missing something? Are there any suggestions for a narrow 35?
Interco *was* making an SSR in the 35 x 10.5 x 16 flavor....

The SSR does pretty good off road. I think the biggest problem is that people do not air down. Going from 35psi to 20 psi is not enough. I usually only run 24 psi on the road, and down to about 10- 12 psi off road. Lower in the snow.

I also use these on my daily driver. My old boss used to get very good mileage out of his from constantly rotating and monitoring air pressure. I think they are the perfect blend.
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