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SSR\'s vrs. Dirt Grip, whic is the better tire

I would like your opinions on which is the better all around aggressive tire. The info I am looking for is what is the expected tread life of each, how do they handle on wet/dry pavement (unfortunately, my truck also has to be a daily driver), and then in the fun stuff like mud, snow, trails, and occasionally ice. I have had BFG ATís that worked great on snow, ice, rain, and pavement but they did not self-clean good enough for me in the mud. My first impression is that the Dirt Grips will handle better on wet pavement & ice due to having more siping and supposedly having a "sticky" tire compound, but the latter also means a shorter lifespan. Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip

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Now for the eye candy.
I have the same indigo blue truck sans lift and tires shown on http://godmudders.com/gallery.htm which is what I am striving to make my truck look like. I used a paint program to take the 'ol virtual gas axe to the picture and created what I believe Chevy should have done years ago. It would be a frame fabrication nightmare to shorten the bed 1.5 feet but I think it would make a nice looking crossover vehicle...much better than the competition and a lot more versatile.




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Re: SSR\'s vrs. Dirt Grip, whic is the better tire

uhh, i have no idea about the tires. i haven't used either one.

as for that pic there, i thought it looked kinda odd. then i read the post and your little chop job there [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] its a nice truck...but i'm not a big fan of losing bed length. i like the cab, but i think that engineers should find a way to have a USEABLE fullsize bed and have a good sized cab. of course, i guess that's what 3/4 tons are for...(and i have no problem wih driving a 3/4t) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] but i guess enginners got to think about all the "in-towner" folk. you know, the ones that are afraid/can't drive/park anything longer than a honda. since, evidently, their buying masses are more influent than say, folks of my buying mass....well, we lose [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

pretty truck though [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Your what is stuck? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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