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Old September 3rd, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Tires, anyone running 35x10.5 16 SSR's

Like so many others, I am debating tires.
I have the 751/764 OME with rubber isolaters (the EE setup)

the Super Swamper Radial SSR may be a good taller, thinner tire to reduce scrubbing
I would put these on the stock alloys.


(my other choice is to use the steelies and get away from my 33 x12.5 -15 with a taller 15" tire)
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 11:25 AM
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I had those tires on steelies for a while. I'm not that great about rotating religously though so I ended up getting some funky wear patterns eventually (~ 15k). Great tire of course.

Right now i'm trying out some 15x8 rims w/ the SS trxus tires. Need to solve the fender flare issue but I think I like the wider stance and hopefully better wear pattern.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Truxus do not wear any better than SSRs. I ended up trading away my set with about 15k on them.
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Old September 5th, 2006, 12:09 PM
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I'm running 35 12.5 15 siped ssrs -- they wear like crap but are great off road. Pricey, though . . .
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Old October 17th, 2006, 11:57 PM
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I was looking at going to a 35x10.5 SSR... any word on how these will handle compaired to a 33x12.5 SSR?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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Anthony,
I think I met you at MAR at Rally Control....you have a hardtop and trimmed fenders...
Good to put a face on a name
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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Good to meet you as well -- will be interested to see what tire you go with. Dried out yet?

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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:08 AM
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I run 35x10.50 SSR's with the same springs. I did get scrubbing and an increased turning radius with stock alloys. The problem was much improved by moving to the wolf style steel wheel. All that said, I do love the performance of the tires, but am experiencing a little "chunking" from the sharp rocks.

On another note, I run road pressures at about 36psi, and trail @ 12psi.

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edit: scrubbing is tread in front radius arms
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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:46 PM
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What is the width of the wolf style wheels? And the back spacing?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Jim, I may have asked before but could you post/email me some pic of the tires
perhaps a shot from the side of the truck showing the entire truck and one from the back.
(trying to get an idea of the stance with that profile tire)
Are they loud?

Tony,
It took forever to dry out the tent......trying to decide if I want to Rhino/repair my hardtop...or get a badger.
(I am really not trying to copy your truck....I promise)
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:54 PM
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Like I mentioned there, my next tires will be 10.5s -- imho, the 12.5s are a little much. I do love the ssr's though.
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On my stock alloys I have 33x12.5x16 SSR's and I also have a set of 35x12.50x15 SSR's on a set of beadlocks. I really like the tires and they work very well off road. I do not notice too much noise on the road, but the rocks to take some chunks out of them. I would go with the 10.5's normally, but I have been running a set of spacers to push out the wheels, improve turning radius and so I can keep the caps on my stock alloys, from the upgraded axels.
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Jim, I may have asked before but could you post/email me some pic of the tires
perhaps ...
Ditto.
I bought 285/75 (33 ?? 16) but maybe there was room to stretch to 35"...?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 07:58 AM
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Are those the SSR's? If so can you measure them!
Interco shows them as a 33.9" tall and 11.4 wide.
"That may be just right, said Goldie Locks"
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Hey Bryan,
yup they're SSRs!

Of course I took the measurements when fitted

and IIRC they're somewhere between 83-84 cm inflated @ 2 bar.

I can measure more accurately if you want
(only did...uh...2'000 Kms so far)
but it's raining at the mo.

I expected them to be slightly slightly taller,but no.
2 weeks ago I had the chance to look at a 35" SSR fitted to a JeeeeeeP
and it looked just right accordingly to Goldie Locks.
Not so exagerately tall,just...right.

I'm trying to get in touch again with Bill at GBR to know the current price
of 4.1 R&P...just toying with the idea to swap gear$,the truck lost some sprint
on steep hills and struggles a bit now...

Not a big drama,a tad annoying sometimes.

Lemme know if I can help in some way.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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Thanks,
I am do to call Bill soon. If I find out some numbers I will PM them to you.
I am dissapointed to hear the measurements on those...that puts them just at 33" for us non-metric folks.
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Yeah,thanks for the number$

you'll know faster than me as he's sooo slow in replying via email...

Quote:
I am dissapointed to hear the measurements on those...
What I meant.
Being 285/75 they're in fact 33",my hope was that,being Super Swampers,some extra height were included in the package from the factory


My 32" Trekkers are 33" or more just to say one...
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Old October 19th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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I believe that width of the Wolf wheels that I have is 6.5 inches, with a 4 inch backspacing. I'll shoot a few shots of the truck today and post here.

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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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You wonder why these charts are so inaccurate? I wouldn't guess wheels would make that much of a difference.

http://intercotire.com/site34.php
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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For those of you running the SSR's and other Interco tires, I was wondering how they handle in wet and snowy conditions? Compared to Goodyear MTR's? I see that they are siped from the factory.
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