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Old August 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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(5) lightly used 35" claws for

(4) new 37" SSR's?

i dont like my claws and want something that will work better and have the opportunity to trade even up.

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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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I'd say it was a fair deal. I really have had no issues with the claws myself. I ran them at twisted and they did just fine. I would have bought them again if I hadn't come across (5) new tsls and wheels for $750.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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do it! the downfall of the ssr is a weak sidewall, but most radials have that. they balance well. they are pretty quiet on the road till they wear funny. a very good trail/street tire. still look good like swamper too.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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Sounds like a fair trade!
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well i got a really good deal on the claws to begin with and now I want to go up in size.

I dont have an issue with the performance of the claws yet but the little i have gone off roading i have noticed how soft they are.

I like the idea of the 37's but dont know a whole lot about the SSR's
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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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Anyone have an opinion of whats better...

claw's or SSR's?
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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #7
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I had 35x12.5 claws on my old Ranger and used them on mostly trail rides with rocks and such and they worked pretty well. I didn't like them in the snow or wet pavement though.

I have the 32x11.5 radial SSR on my ZR2 blazer and I love them. They play on rocks , in the mud and on trails great. They are a bit noisy and sloppy on the road.

I prefer them over the claws but my expierence was not in that large of a tire.
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Although I like the claws...the few days I spent home last winter when it did snow... the claws sucked. I also think the Det. Locker had something to do with it though.
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Claws are a great offroad tire, but they wear out quick on the road due to their softness. The SSR are a harder rubber, and still grip quite well. It would be my choice if i wanted a mud tire that would see alot of pavement.
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my 37 inch ssr's brand new on an 8 inch rim under a tj were 35.75 inchs tall.
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i run 35x12.50 ssr's. they are better than my radial tsl's were, much quieter, and handle better in the rain imo.
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I ran 35" SSR's and really liked them. Great on the road and off. I did get a bubble in the sidewall on one where the cords serparated or something. Other than that they ran good all over even the dunes at 5psi.
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I had 38.5" SSRs. Really nice tires.
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my 37 inch ssr's brand new on an 8 inch rim under a tj were 35.75 inchs tall.
I have no real comment other than, why must buyers need to check what they are getting for tires? If I buy a 37" I would think they would be within .5 of the listed size.
My 35" mtr's measure 35", I think.
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