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Re: Which Swampers?
Everything is a trade-off. For pure off-road driving nothing beats a bias ply. They generally have a "stickier" composition, more plies in the sidewall, and take alot more abuse. For street driving nothing beats a radial. Better ride quality, and better tread wear. I compromised and bought a set a SSR's that I have been happy with so far. They are supposed to have a little better sidewall protection, but I have my doubts. Ideally, it would be great to have two sets of tires: one for the street, and one for the trail. Unfortunately, those of us w/o deep pockets or sponsors are doomed to compromise. If you do alot of street driving, do yourself a favor and go with a set of radials. Nothing eats bias like street driving.
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