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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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So one day, when BR grows up he's gonna need some big tars... I really think for my kinda wheelin' and the way the truck will eventually be built (next phase anyway) that a 36+/- ish tire is all he can stand on modified Toy stuff.

So here's the Interco tars that I've admired on other folks rigs. I'm gonna go Bias cause of cost and BR is not longer used for DD duties. Not that I couldn't drive him to the trail if the tires balanced okay.

I'm goin' 17" because I wanna.. and cause I'm going bigger brakes too.

IROK, Bias, 36x13.50-17LT, 66lbs, 8ply, 4ply sidewall, 36.8 in" diameter, 17x10 wheel recom. $314.44 ea


TSL SX, Bias, 36x12.50-17LT, 75lbs, 10ply, 4ply sidewall, 36.3 in" diameter, 17x10 wheel size recom. $337.24 ea

I wish the IROK came in a 12.50 bias. I think the IROK will be a bit more flexy/pliable at lower air pressures vs. the SX

I wish the SX was lighter, but it's supposed to be a really tough tire which I like for durability reasons. It's also a bit skinnier than the IROK.. which I also like.

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my vote goes for tsl.
from what ive seen the iroks dont do that great especially when the rocks are wet or in the mud...
for a better all around tire id definitely stick with the TSL!

but what do i know... i just roll around on 33 km2s

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Running the Tsl SX's in 36/12.50/17 here and love them, can't ask for anything better offroad. They flex very well also...

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My vote would be IROKs

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I voted for TSX's. I've run a set in 33 radials, and am currently running ANOTHER set in 33 radials, and I love em.

I know Ed runs IROK's, and I think Brad used to. I have a set fo 38x12.50x15 BIAS TSL's at the house as well.

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I like my sx's.....but i wouldn't buy them new if i were buying new tires. They work great on anything dirt....but on straight clean rocks i don't think they grip as well as some other tires....i would be willing to give up a little dirt traction for better rock grip

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Running the Tsl SX's in 36/12.50/17 here and love them, can't ask for anything better offroad. They flex very well also...
Nice! What air pressure is that?

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I like my sx's.....but i wouldn't buy them new if i were buying new tires. They work great on anything dirt....but on straight clean rocks i don't think they grip as well as some other tires....i would be willing to give up a little dirt traction for better rock grip
So you'd go with a "sticky" tire? I'd love some stickies but sheesh... way outta my budget, not that I even have a budget

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If i had my choice with an unlimited budget then yes.....i would have a set of sticky Treppadors....but i don't so i will keep what i have....i think part of my problem is mine are 38x1450x15 on a 8" wheel....i think a set of 1250's would work better or maybe my 1450s on a 10" wheel....i don't really know.....i just don't think they work as well as they could/should

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If i had my choice with an unlimited budget then yes.....i would have a set of sticky Treppadors....but i don't so i will keep what i have....i think part of my problem is mine are 38x1450x15 on a 8" wheel....i think a set of 1250's would work better or maybe my 1450s on a 10" wheel....i don't really know.....i just don't think they work as well as they could/should
One of the buggies in my group of friends runs 38 14.50 15 TSL SXs on an 8 in wheel. We cut em and now they will hook on damn near anything.

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I vote TSL/SX's, and I run 39.5 Iroks.

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One of the buggies in my group of friends runs 38 14.50 15 TSL SXs on an 8 in wheel. We cut em and now they will hook on damn near anything.
How did you cut them....mine have each center lug cut in half but that's it

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i just run tires that like to cut themselves...so either one would be an improvment in my book.


btw ted, PM me your address i want to see what shipping would be to get your tire back for giggles. doesnt look like it would be much from what i have seen from others shipping tires.

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I vote TSL/SX's, and I run 39.5 Iroks.
No like the IROKS?

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Ted, I ran Marshall's 36" bias Irocs on the street for about a year with no problems on the interstate. They actually did better than I thought they would.
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How did you cut them....mine have each center lug cut in half but that's it
Its called TN cut and it is cutting the back half of all your inner lugs off. I am about to cut my standard TSLs with a TN cut front and Aetna cut (paddle style) rear. Once you cut em they sure cant see any road time. Take a look at some of the rock bouncers for inspiration.

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I know exactly what you mean....my fear was they would dig to much in dirt and mud for the 22re to handle...i may have to give it a try

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never had an issue with 22re in the rig. Plus you are stripping some serious weight off the tires with that much trimming...

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What do y'all use to remove that much rubber....i used an Ideal Tire Groover to cut them as they are but that would take forever.

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What do y'all use to remove that much rubber....i used an Ideal Tire Groover to cut them as they are but that would take forever.
Groover to split the lugs and wood chisel and propane torch to remove the lug. getting the best temp is difficult at first as too little heat wont cut and too much will melt the rubber to the chisel.

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No like the IROKS?
Not my favorite. The 39.5's are really undersized (wish I would have known that before I went to florida to buy them..) They are really closer to a 38. Lugs just arent big enough on them.


And I was running Pro-Comp Xtreme A/T's before them.

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Not my favorite. The 39.5's are really undersized (wish I would have known that before I went to florida to buy them..) They are really closer to a 38. Lugs just arent big enough on them.


And I was running Pro-Comp Xtreme A/T's before them.
So what would you run ... within reason

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So what would you run ... within reason
I plan to run TSL/SX's next.

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5keeper runs SX's on his 22re powered crawler. He loves them. He has dual cases, and 5.29s though....

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I voted Iroks, they're lighter and slightly taller than the SX. I ran a set of tsl way back and I think the Iroks hook up better especially when grooved. the only benefit I see in the SX is the sidewall strength. Only complaint I have with Iroks is the wet traction on rocks but I'm not sure the SX would be any better. I've been looking at Maxxis Creepy Crawlers in 37s but haven't been able to find much feedback from people running them in the southeast.
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Nice! What air pressure is that?



So you'd go with a "sticky" tire? I'd love some stickies but sheesh... way outta my budget, not that I even have a budget
8psi.

I run these on the street also, they do OK but they handle like a bias ply, meaning they roll quite a bit. Little rough on cold mornings for the first few miles then they round themselves out and ride pretty decent. They work well for the southeast terrain.
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And a pic just because these tires are badass

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8psi.

I run these on the street also, they do OK but they handle like a bias ply, meaning they roll quite a bit. Little rough on cold mornings for the first few miles then they round themselves out and ride pretty decent. They work well for the southeast terrain.
ill probably go with these next now that i am regearing to 4.88s. im tired of cutting sidewalls

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Hows the mileage on the SX on the street? I know I was looking a the Irok Radials and alot of folks were getting great mileage out of them. Being I dont live around rocks my truck is used for a partial dd/hunting/screwing off in the woods truck and flexing out in the ditch at the corner store.lol


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Id go with the SXs . I have the SSRs now. They are ok and the work well since i drive on the street to the trail. My next set will be SXs unless i stumble onto a deal.

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Hows the mileage on the SX on the street? I know I was looking a the Irok Radials and alot of folks were getting great mileage out of them. Being I dont live around rocks my truck is used for a partial dd/hunting/screwing off in the woods truck and flexing out in the ditch at the corner store.lol
Havnt really kept up with it....for thier price though you may be better off to get a radial tire, they will last longer and ride better.
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