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
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">
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).
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