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 Post subject: super swampers
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:03 pm 
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anyone out there have these? what kind? and what do you think of them? and which do you perfer if youve ran different kinds?

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:39 am 
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I know lots of guys that run the SSR's....really sticky tire, a little softer compound....

i had the TSL's also a great tire...mine were on a 79 chevy, with 9" of lift....v8 3/4 ton, they lasted almost 50,000miles cause they're a harder compound.

i'm all for the Super Swamper tires....they to me are like the king....well...they used to be
now you've got BFG Crawlers, and all kinds of other tires that are great too.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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Chuck wrote:
I know lots of guys that run the SSR's....really sticky tire, a little softer compound....

i had the TSL's also a great tire...mine were on a 79 chevy, with 9" of lift....v8 3/4 ton, they lasted almost 50,000miles cause they're a harder compound.

i'm all for the Super Swamper tires....they to me are like the king....well...they used to be
meow you've got BFG Crawlers, and all kinds of other tires that are great too.


ya the bfg ko looks like a pretty mean tire but they only come in 37x12.50x17 and thats a whole bunch of money im not willing to spend yet

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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I'm pretty sure you can get krawlers in 35". Sparky ran LTB's for a while, they didnt last too long on the street though. For a dedicated trail rig, you cant beat swampers. Aside from Boggers, ya gotta have some decent power to get full use out of those.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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ltb's are very soft... but in the same, they work awesome! great tire.
i also ran a set of 33" tsl bias, those tires were pretty good too...
if you want a great tire for wheelin and you need to drive on the street, i would recomend tsl radials, they aren't like bias tsl's, the bias tires will beat the crap out of you until warmed up (unless you don't care).
i would love to get a new set of bias tsl's..... maybe someday.
there is also the tsl/sx same as tsl bias, but with more sidewall strength and more tread on sidewall....

as you can tell, i like swampers..... :eyebrows:

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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Sparky wrote:
ltb's are very soft... but in the same, they work awesome! great tire.
i also ran a set of 33" tsl bias, those tires were pretty good too...
if you want a great tire for wheelin and you need to drive on the street, i would recomend tsl radials, they aren't like bias tsl's, the bias tires will beat the crap out of you until warmed up (unless you don't care).
i would love to get a new set of bias tsl's..... maybe someday.
there is also the tsl/sx same as tsl bias, but with more sidewall strength and more tread on sidewall....

as you can tell, i like swampers..... :eyebrows:



lol i know you did.. i am drunk... but anyways im liking the tsl's so far... i have the bfg km's and there a pretty bad ass tire going from my master craft at's i just wanted opinions on the swampers. right now its a weekend warrior but eventially strickly trail rig. soon to come 36 or 37 inch swampers different gear ratio.. any suggestions? and a ford 8.8 or a beefy 44 undecided on that. anyone want to lend a hand? onthe 8.8? i can find those cheap but as for experience building one its just not there lol. ive got so many plans so little money and all the time in the world haha

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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I can help ya with that 8.8

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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I like my Iroks. They are a radial. and still soft, and sticky. But i just got them this late winter so we will see how long they last. the bad is you cant get them smaller than a 37" in radial, and 36" in bias

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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The type of tire that I will be buying when I am back in the market will be Maxis Bighorns. The last 2 times that I have been wheeling at the Badlands there were a mix of tires. Each time the trucks with Bighorns didn't have problems with going through anything. They did good in the sand, crawling, mud. I will say that if you are just looking for mud, like bogging or something, then you should go with boggers or something designed for that. But if you are looking for an all around good offroading tire they can't be beat in my opinion. They are also cheaper then most tires out there. One of the guys that I know that has them daily drives his jeep and says that they handle great on the road as well and are wearing good. I didn't think to ask how they handle on the road in the snow though, so I can't tell ya about that. They are def. worth a look. my 2 cents.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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I've heard nothing but good about the bighorns, which is what I had ordered before they told me they were backordered...then I got a great deal on some Baja MTZ's.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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TrXus M/Ts...I'm runnin'em now and I'm looking into going to a bigger tire...Gonna be TrXus MTs again hands down...They haven't let me down yet...Great on road...Mud, rocks, sand, trees, nothing has stopped them yet...Excited for the snow and ice to come...Supposed to be a 40k mi tire too...Radial...And priced right...Tons of sizes too...

I'm having a hard time trying to find a place that sells Maxxis shit...Great tire at a great price, just can't find anywhere to buy...Let alone a decent price on them...

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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If I were going to buy Maxxis Bighorns I would buy them from Motion Offroad. They have them for sale here and you get free shipping on 4 of them:

http://motionoffroad.com/catalog/index. ... rd=bighorn


They will be at the Jeep Jam this weekend, and will be selling a lot of stuff at even more reduced prices (don't know if that includes tires) but if you are going to the Jeep Jam, I would ask them. I have not bought tires from Motion Offroad, but have bought a bunch of stuff and have had nothing but good things to say about there service and parts.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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Problem with that is the bighorns should be much cheaper than the TrXus' tires...When I was pricing 31x10.50's they were $18 cheaper per tire...Not 7-10$ more...Guess what I'm trying to say is they can be had cheaper...

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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I think that there is someone that sells them on Ebay too. I don't know that for sure, but I think that they are.

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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i have had TSL's on a CJ,YJ,XJ,&ZJ I loved them they are loud but that was the only down fall i had. I have run the Interco M/T's they were on the ZJ I liked them they were quiet and had good traction. I have Parnelli Jones Dirt grips on my TJ now. they were only ok off road. for the money they are not worth it. I am going to go to either the Interco's or maybe M/T's baja claws. all this said there was a hill on the orange trail we all had to winch over swampers p/j's goodyears...right behind us a tj sitting on body lift and 33 bfg A/T walked up the hill no problems. driving finess is sometimes more better than tires :thing:

Swampers are the KING but they are hard it you leave your Jeep sit to long they will flat spot. Balancing is another issue you will find they sometimes will take 13 oz. up. a few guys i wheeled with last time dont even worry about balance they will vibrate most all the time balanced or not.

I think tires will always be personal preference and of course budget. bottom line if you want swampers get them!!!

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 Post subject: Re: super swampers
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iSwampers are the KING but they are hard it you leave your Jeep sit to long they will flat spot. Balancing is another issue you will find they sometimes will take 13 oz. up. a few guys i wheeled with last time dont even worry about balance they will vibrate most all the time balanced or not.


Get radials and not biased ply and it will take care of most of those problems... any brand of biased plys will flat spot.

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