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after seeing a link to the blemish section of interco's site i found some 36x13r16 tsl's that im strongly consindering the next go round on tires since they are cheaper than what i paid for my 33x13.50 ltb's i have now. anyhow, i was just curious as to how hard the compound of these tires are? ive owned ltb's, tsl sx's and some thornbirds. none of them were too hard of a compound and didnt last too long on the road, which is where the truck's at the most since its my daily driver. i a$$ume the regular tsl's are no different than the other tires i've owned but i just waned to check with you guys to see if the money i saved would be enough offset to the shorter tread life of the tsl as opposed to the iroc radial i was considering. the iroc goes for i think around $220 or more in an equivalent size and these tsl's are $95 a piece. which route should i go?
 

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Haven't you already answered your own question? :roll: If you are looking for good tread life, not get a dedicated off road tire.

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no, not really. i want tread life, but overall im looking for the best buy. if two sets of tsl's at $95/each will last 10k longer than one set of SSR's or IROK radials at ~$250/each...... then i think id rather have the two sets of tsl's for less money. and even if the two sets dont last 10k longer, if they last as long as one set of SSR's or IROK radials, id still come out ~$100 to ~$200 ahead.



so, what do you guys think?
 

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how much mileage are you expecting to get?

Majority of people, including myself who has SSRs are getting pretty good mileage out of them. Do a search on the topic - there are tons on TSLs, SSRs and Iroks.
 

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man i posted that and for tht price just get the tsl's if they wear out who cares they were cheap anyways thats the reason i want them but i need a more road frendly tire
 

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I ran some TSL SX's for awhile and they seemed to wear pretty good, then I sold them to EVILRAM, and he is still running 2 of them along with 2 TSL's and they seem to be wearing good for him also!

Hell at $95 a piece its a good buy, I would get them too but I am running Irok 39.5s and I love them but would run a TSL again!
 

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thanks guys. they're sold out right now. but im sure more will surface. SG as for milage, i was just curious if two sets of tsl's would last as long as a set of irok radials or ssr's. im gonna keep checking on them and will prolly go that route.
 

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I'd say they would last a few thousand more than 10K. In my opinion the TSL's are slightly harder than boggers, SX, and Irok bias. They are a good tire for offroading, and will last longer on the street if you ROTATE LIKE A RELIGION. I have mentioned a few times how important it is to rotate and balance.

On any offroad tire, there are wide gaps between each lug. The front tires have so much weight on them that the tread will begin to become not round. It will develop high and low spots that once they get not round you can not get them true again without resurfacing them.


Get the TSL's, they are cheap and work well. Find a place you trust to balance them. I go to a offroad shop here and balance my own. The first balacance is the most important. I would get a tread depth gauge and always check them. Rotate them your self after 1000 miles, and again at 2k and balance them again. Make sure all four get rebalanced. Most places only balance the back, move them to the front, and put the front ones on the back without balancing them.
 

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they have some irok radials, 37x12.50's right now for $150/each. im considering 'em but im not sure how my 9.25 rear and dana 44 front would hold up to them. from what im told 35's is about all they want.
 

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On 2005-12-10 16:51, juiceyou321 wrote:
Also realize that those TSL's that are 95 bucks on the blem page are bias-ply.... not a good idea for good tire wear.

yes, i know. that was the whole point of my thread. to ask if two sets of bias tsl's for $95 would last as long or longer than one set of irok radials or ssr's ~$220 - $250 dollars. im looking for the best value.
 

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I run 39.5" Irok bias ply and they are wearing great, do awesome offroad and they are on the 9.25 and the dana 44 until I go 1 ton and they hold up just fine, the truck is also a daily driver and I drive about 30 miles a day!
 

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On 2005-12-11 22:01, noremacyug wrote:
you think the 37's will rub bad with a 3 inch suspension, 3 inch body lift?

If they are a true 37" tire then yes they will rub badly offroad but you could get by on the road, I have ran 36" tsl sx's with that same combo and had no rub due to my 3.75" backspacing on the rims. I could have gone to 37s but they would have rubbed on the back part of the front fender while wheeling.
 

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On 2005-12-12 03:29, RS_SS69 wrote:


If they are a true 37" tire then yes they will rub badly offroad but you could get by on the road, I have ran 36" tsl sx's with that same combo and had no rub due to my 3.75" backspacing on the rims. I could have gone to 37s but they would have rubbed on the back part of the front fender while wheeling.

think a little trimming on the front would take care of the rubbing, or would it take quite a bit.


edit- screw the trimming. might as well just get a 36x13.50 irok radial and save myself some work. you got any pics of your truck RS_SS69 with the setup you mentioned?
 

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Here is some pics of the 35s I had with that combo never took pics of the 36's cause the camera got destroyed when I ran it over wheelin!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/791000-791999/791368_13_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/791000-791999/791368_24_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/791000-791999/791368_25_full.jpg
See where the 37" would rub on the rear of the front fenderwell.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/791000-791999/791368_74_full.jpg
These are 16/35/15 Boggers they only rubbed my control arms, just do a little trimming and you shouldnt have much trouble with the 36's and you will enjoy the Iroks! :bigthumb:
 

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thanks man. i cant wait to get the springs in and then get the lift on. ill prolly wait til warmer weather gets here though. to cold out in the shop right now to fool with it.
 
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