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Are super swamper ssr tires a decent road tire? I am looking at a set for my truck. the truck will be more my daily driver and occasional weekend rig so im looking for a tire that will do good on the trails, but also good on the street. im looking to run a 35x12.50x16 tire.


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They are a harder compound tire. So they will be ok on the road. Do understand that they are not a 40k street tire also. Other than that you may want to air them down a bit in the snow. I like the looks of them but that doesnt mean much.

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I had the tsl bias and my only complaint was the noise and at 75-80 I'd randomly get a shake. The only reason they were so noisy for me I think was the lack of interior at the time. They had been fine the years before.

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For a mostly street rig I would go with something less agressive personally.




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For a mostly street rig I would go with something less agressive personally.
i agree with this.......i would look at mtrs or something along those lines. you will be much happier in the long run and they will have much better road manners. they might cost a bit more up front but it will pay off in the long run.
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i agree with this.......i would look at mtrs or something along those lines. you will be much happier in the long run and they will have much better road manners. they might cost a bit more up front but it will pay off in the long run.

assuming you are talking about the goodyear mtrs? if so tire rack has them on sale for $800 (after mail in rebate) plus shipping. shipping will be $150 if i am willing to wait until early september to get them, or i can pay $250 to get them out of delaware by mid august. the other downside is i can only find them in a 35x12.5x15 and would really like a 16" tire. the swampers i am looking at are "new with 200 miles on them" and the guy is asking $800 for hem, and he is local so no shipping. I definately want a little bit of a street friendly tire, but only mainly drive to and from work, 8 miles each way and plan to do some trails as often as poosible.

What would be my biggest issue on the swampers? i have read they tend to get cupping if you dont rotate often, as well as maintain tire pressure, both of which i do regularly anyway. I just want to make sure i make the right decision as even $800 is a chunk of bread for me right now, but the tires are the last major thing i need for the rig to be ready for some trails.
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They will provide a bumpy ride but yours already does that. They are going to be noisy on the road. If they are bias ply they can become out of round easier. Thats all I got.

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They will provide a bumpy ride but yours already does that. They are going to be noisy on the road. If they are bias ply they can become out of round easier. Thats all I got.
bumpy and noisy are the norm in that truck anyway so that wouldnt bother me ha ha
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Check out Cooper Discovery SST (or STT, I forget...) they are pretty quiet on the road but grip decent off-road.

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what about bf goodrich t/a ko? i can get a set of 4 brand new with 2 years road hazard for $880.
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I personally love the bfgs.

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I personally love the bfgs.
i used to run them all the time back in pennsylvania, but wasnt sure with the different type of terrain out here if they would work equally as well on the trail as they do no the road.
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what about bf goodrich t/a ko? i can get a set of 4 brand new with 2 years road hazard for $880.
one of the best tires on the market for what it is. personally i think this would be a great choice since you will be on the road mostly. 880 with hazard is pretty good, plus you will get a lot of mileage out of them.

16" rims are ok. they are know for not holding a side wall well. be careful when you air down........
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315/75r16 is a 35" tire, no MTR in that size?
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one of the best tires on the market for what it is. personally i think this would be a great choice since you will be on the road mostly. 880 with hazard is pretty good, plus you will get a lot of mileage out of them.

that price is for a 35x12.5x15. the reason i am looking towards a 16 is because i jumped the gun and bought some 16" 3rd gen runner wheels for my rig, it has some 15's on it now, but they are pretty whooped.

16" rims are ok. they are know for not holding a side wall well. be careful when you air down........
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315/75r16 is a 35" tire, no MTR in that size?
the 315 seems to carry a higher price tag than the regular 35?
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Yeah, it is the most common size run on all those Disco trucks you see pounding the streets.

315/75r16s and a huge stack belching black smoke.
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Go down to Firestone on Cascade and Bijou. Ask for Nick, tell him Scott sent you. See what kind of a deal he can get you for whatever you are looking for.
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Go down to Firestone on Cascade and Bijou. Ask for Nick, tell him Scott sent you. See what kind of a deal he can get you for whatever you are looking for.
will do, i remember you mentioning someone to me before, but couldnt remember who or where.

the only issue im having right now with the bfg is no one has them in stock.
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The 315/75/16 at/ko is a good tire. I've put almost 60k on a set, mostly on road, snow and ice is decent new, but you'll want to run a hot knife over them later, and the sidewalls are decent as long as you're not spending all your time dragging them over sharp rocks.

Speaking of which, I have four with a little tread above the wear bars, they'd probably do fine for spares, but all have very slow leaks...like a couple psi a week...and one unused spare. When I get new tires (which will be soon), the four used at/kos are up for grabs if anybody wants a free as-is 35" spare. I don't know what I'm doing with the unused spare, it's almost 7 years old at this point, but full tread etc...

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He got some 37s off a parts truck for the moment.

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