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I know theres quite a few people on this site running swampers and I was just wondering what you guys get for tread wear? My TSL Radials are the hardest swamper tread and they are getting mowed down at a frightening pace. I don't think they'll even last a year.
 

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My 15"x39.5"x16.5" Swampers have been on 13 months and about 20,000 miles they are at about 40%-50% left on them now... I attribute their good wearing to my annal retentiveness with rotating and checking air pressure. They will probably last until next oct/nov.
 

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Wow thats pretty good, what pressure do you keep them at?
 

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I am running my 35x12.50r15 SSRs on 15x10's at 30psi all around. They have jsut started to wear teh lower tread block on the center section (about 50%) and that is with 12,000 miles, lots of highway and the rear locker. Rotated once.
 

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I have 35"x15.5"-15 TSL's and they have been on for about 20 months and about 25,000 miles. The rear are about 40-50% left, the fronts are screwed up they are 20-50% depending where you look because they went out of balance. Make sure you keep them balanced! I haven't had them balanced since I bought them. I checked the air pressure regularly and rotated them about every 6-8000 miles. I also have 35"x12.5" BFG Mud-terrains on my other truck and they are out of balance too, I think I've about lost them. Don't have time to get to the shop to balance them. I drive 70 miles a day with a heavy diesel riding on them unbalanced, so their wearing quickly. Learn from my mistakes. Balance your tires!!!!
 

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I try to keep the rear at 25psi and the front at 29psi. I think it says recommended pressure is 45 or so, that is way too high, I also make it a point to take sharp corners slowly, so that I dont eat up the outsides on the front tires. A truck with 40" tall tires that weighs over 7000lbs in not really the kind of truck that you like to "throw""" into a corner or tool around a neighborhood at 60mph in either.

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500HD 5.9, 360 Quad Cab Long Bed 8" Susp. 3"Body 15x39.5x16.5 Super Swampers on Eagle Alloy 589's, and a Milemarker 12,000 winch, Cover craft camper shell.
 

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Yeah that sounds right, I keep mine around 30 psi. I'm hoping I'll get at least 20,000 miles out of them.
 
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