New tires

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CreeperSleeper, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. CreeperSleeper

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    I decided to go with Super Swamper's Trxus MT's in 33x12.50x16's. I mounted them on some 16x10 black steel wheels I had in the garage with 4.5" backspacing. I do not have a lift and at full flex, the lugs just touch the top of the fender in the rear by about a 1/4"- not enough to hit plastic. They are an agressive mud radial, so on the road, they do make noise and a little vibration, as any mud tire would. They are great off road. My only complaint is that two of the tires took over 9oz to balance... typical SS! Overall, I'm very happy with them.

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    they also wear like your average SS.

    They look great though.
     
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    Chad,

    Nicely done .. that trail looks pretty good for them too. Do you happen to have any pics of the rig from the side with the new tires mounted? I like the way the 16x10's pull the tires out a little more flush with the flares .. instead of being more medial.



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    Chad,
    I went to school in Portland...where is that in the 3rd picture? Just curious...thx

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    Mmmm ... meaty!

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    Nice! Any chunking problems so far?
     
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    Should wear better, but I will let you know.
     
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    That is half way up the Waterfall on Archer's Firebreak in Brown's Camp.
     
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    Nope :cheers:
     
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    oh yeah they will wear a little better but not much. especially on a truck this heavy. At worst they work really well off road. :cheers:
     
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    With a six block commute, I think they will last long enough! That and they are half the price of Goodyear MT-Rs. So if they last better than half as long, I'm still money ahead!
     
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    I think you'll like the tires. I have a set now, same size and have around 15,000 miles on them. I just rebalanced them for the first time. It did take a ton of weight though. THey are awesome off road, the best tire i have ever had in the snow, and fairly good on-road. Mine are just now starting to get what i would consider loud. The only problem i have had with them is one of the tires seems to have a slight pull. Other than that i think they are great!!
     
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    Thanks, that is good to know. I do have a little bit of a pull on crowned roads that is more obvious than before, but nothing bad. Maybe I'm used to driving my Jetta every day!
     
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