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Old March 5th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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I'm sick of the MT/R's. First off my Jeep is my DD. I was thinking about the 35x12.50R15 SSR or 36x12.50R15 TSL radials. The SSRs are heavier 75lbs. vs the TSL 's 67lbs. The TSL's measure 36.2" and the SSR's measure 35.3", almost a 1" in difference. The SSR's are 10.6" wide vs the TSl of 9" width, 1.6" differce there. Also side wall strengh is a factor are the TSl just as strong as the SSR's are?

I'm the middle on what one to choose. Like the SSR becase it's a wider tire and preforms great from what I read. I don't like there weight and they are shorter than the TSL. I like the TSl because it's a lighter tire and taller, don't like the width. All really come down to road manners and side wall strengh? What do you guys think?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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If its you're DD I wouldn't choose either one, unless you want to buy a new set every year. But out of the two you choose I would buy the TSL radial over the SSR radial, but not for a DD.
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I have run both, the SSR's is far supieor to the TSL radial. On road and off road. But the SSR comes with a much larger price tag. If price is not a factor, go with the SSR, but I imagine it is somwhere around $55-75 per tire more expensive then the TSL radial.
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If its you're DD I wouldn't choose either one, unless you want to buy a new set every year. But out of the two you choose I would buy the TSL radial over the SSR radial, but not for a DD.
I have heard that they wear great. They can't be much worse than my MT/R's.

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I have run both, the SSR's is far supieor to the TSL radial. On road and off road. But the SSR comes with a much larger price tag. If price is not a factor, go with the SSR, but I imagine it is somwhere around $55-75 per tire more expensive then the TSL radial.
Not really the SSR's are $ 214.99 and the TSL radial's are $193.99.
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I am running SSRs. I am happy with how they behave on pavement and do pretty good offroad too. I don't drive my jeep daily anymore, so I can't comment on the wear for a DD.

Heavy as hell though.
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I have heard that they wear great. They can't be much worse than my MT/R's.
Rocky the sets I've seen of both wore unevenly and at 15k miles they where at 1/2 tread or less. Don't know how many miles you drive a year....just a thought.
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Rocky the sets I've seen of both wore unevenly and at 15k miles they where at 1/2 tread or less. Don't know how many miles you drive a year....just a thought.

Around 10k a year. I'm leaning towards the SSR's from what I have heard on another board, not AJ either.
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those prices on the SSR's have come down alot. I would get the SSR's hands down.
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Seeing that it's your DD have you considered the TrXus M/T's? I've got them on my jeep and they are great on the highway (very quiet) and they work great in the mud and snow. I haven't had them on rocks yet but I hear they perform great there too.
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