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Re: Which Swampers?
I've owned three sets of Swampers over the years...one set bias ply (33x12.50) and two sets of radials (32x10.50 and 33x12.50). My vote would be for a set of radials. I also drove my Jeep most of the time to the trails... 60 miles to Wisconsins famous pipeline from my front yard. The radials seemed better on the rocks.. better wear, even though I felt they where shot in 25,000 miles. the bias ply... stiffer, some flat spotting if sitting a while or cold, more hydroplaning at highway speeds in the rain. I left Trenary,MI for the Super Dooper Yooper Tour a few years back in my FJ-40.. it was a 25 degree night.. I had flat spotting for several miles.. around 5 or six...felt like hundreds of miles before they started to ride good (33" bias) .. of course manual steering didn't help! The Swamper Radial also can be had cheaper... I believe around $125.00-$130.00) per tire compared to a Goodyear or Goodrich in that same size. Just my opinion, hope it helps! Rick
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