Super Swamper LTB's

CreeperSleeper

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I'm thinking of running 33x13.50R16's on my 80 (no lift), do you think it will work. I know 305/70R16 fit without rubbing. I don't care if they rub a little, I just don't want to destroy the tires. Does anyone run these tires? TIA
 

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According to Super Swamper, they recommed a 16x8 wheel. (Sounded funny to me too, but I don't think I'd argue w/ them.)
 
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I ran LTB's(34x10.5x15) on my 60 for about three weeks and then put them on my samuria. They ride very badly on the highway! If your 80 is your driver then I would pick a different swamper(TSL,SX,SSR) if you are at all concerned with your ride. They are great off road though.
 
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I would expect at least the ds rear tire to rub on the frame rail - unsure on the front. I run 36/13 TSLs on the trail and the tires get close enough on the ds rear tire that they take the dirt off the frame rail - don't rub the frame rail but take off any dirt.
 
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I would also estimate frame rubbing with that much tire. Unless you went with new wheels or nice bolt on spacers I wouldn't attempt it.
 
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Yes this would work. I ran that exact size on a stock chassis with no major problems. 16x8 steel wheels with 4" backspacing. At full stuff the fronts rubbed on the lip of the fender flairs.

I say go for it.
 

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It is my daily driver, but I have a two mile commute to work, so I think I could live with it. Running boards and mud flaps are removed (no worries there) and I don't care if they rub a bit. I just don't want it to rub all the time.
 
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Just be aware they are horrible on road. Noisey, low tread life, bad flat spotting & poor steering feel. One of the worst DD tires you could get.

However, they rule off road and are a cheap tire!

I would suggest you drive someone's truck with LTBs or standard TSLs before you put down some cash.

My DD tire is a BFG All Terrain on OE wheels. I use my LTBs only for playing in the mud and rocks.
 

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does the bad road handling on swampers extend to extended travel on rutted gravel roads?
 
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Since half of the roads in Michigan are rutted gravel roads I have done quite a bit of mile on them. Most of the negatives of the LTBs disappear in my experience on gravel roads.
 

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I used to run bias ply TSL's on my daily driven GMC truck... and I was commuting about 15mi a day at least. I don't really care about the life, as long as I can run them for a year (lift kit... woo hoo!) Do LTB's ride worse than TSL's?
 
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