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i just had a curiosity question ....what kinda life should i expect from 16x38.5x16.5 super swamper TSL, and the 38-15.50R-16.5 TSL radial ....im going to be doing mostly daily driving and only hittin the trails on the weekend
 

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Are you talking going with the Bias Ply tires or the Radials?
I see by the sizes you have one of each. I would say that 30k out of the radials, yet I am not sure about the bias plyed tires.
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thanx....does anyone know about the non radial ....the reason is i am gonna go with the one that last the longest...which i think will be the radial
 

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Warning though - The Bias Ply in that size tire is going to be REAL stiff riding, not to mention rough riding on the road....
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Those are some pretty hefty chunks of rubber. If you will be doing more street driving, go with the radials! The bias-ply version would be the better route if your driving conditions were vise-versa! Have you ever thought of running GoodYear MT/R's? I have those on my truck and I love em! They are very aggressive and perform well off-road, yet are also manufactured with street use in mind! On the pavement, they are surprisingly quiet, compared to alot of other aggressive tires out there! The MT/R's come as big as a 37", so I'm not sure if that's big enough for you??? Good luck in choosing a tire... <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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I have the 35" BFG All-Terrain K/O's on my '79. Had the truck burried 1/2 up the doors (about 42" deep in mud) and the truck in 4-Hi with no problems getting thru and out of the hole. They are really quiet on the street as well. Also they are balanced pretty well from the plant. I mounted my tires in the driveway then took them off at work (Sears) and used the balancers there to check the balance. They were only off like 2 ounces. For a tire that big 2 ounces is nothing, I don't even feel it in the wheel (No point in balancing anything over a 33" tire because the rubber will absorb most/all of the out of balance).

-Chris
 
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