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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Anyone got some pics of the SS 36/14.50x15 TSL Radial's on there trucks? I know you have 36" radials Joe but I don't know what width you have? I need to replace my claws and I want bigger than 35's.

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Here's an old pic with Joe's tires on my K5. These are 36x14.5x16.5 TSL Radials.



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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Thanks. But have a question. I raised my truck one more inch. Before, I fit 35x13.50's with no problem at all. So since I'm an inch taller, I want a slightly bigger tire. What do you think I can fit? On my 95 fullsize? I have 7" suspension, 3" body lift. Will the 36x14.50 be really noticably diff. than the 35x13.50's? or can i run a 38 tsl? Cause on the site is says they are only like 37.2 or something like that.

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Oooh, that's a pretty picture!

I dunno what I can tell you, you have a different application than I. They ride damn well for a tire that size though. Any questions just post away.

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Are they as aggressive as a Baja Claw? I have never gotten stuck with my claws in back. And I don't want to either. And I've been through alot. Whats the outside diameter of your tires RJ?

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Well, I can't say that I've seen a claw other than a 35 radial on a dodge once. It looked ok, but I mean, direction tread?

The thing you realize once you look at a LOT of swampers is, that the tread spacing differs from sizes. I saw a 36x12.5x15 at a tire store and it looked like a BFG radial, no lie, very weak. Anyone else notice this? I think the Toyota board discussed it.

I was happily surprised though, that on my set of tires, the spacing is rediculously wide, but still has decent road manners. Shawns new 38's are VERY wide spaced at the lugs too. I suppose the Swampers will match and most likely beat M/T Claws. Especialy if you get my size, I doubt you'll regret it at all. I hate to use the cliche', but what the hell do almost trucks run in serious off roading? All the TTC contenders had swampers or boggers. Speaking of which, the winner (I think), that burban, is bad ass!

My personal experience in mud with swampers is limited, due to the fact I've only run one trail with them, but here it is. I went through 3 big water holes. They where about 2-3 feet of water in each. The bottom was wet clay, I had it in 4 low and I went way too fast, but those things clean like nobody's business. The only time I've seen mud in them was when I went through some fresh dark mud in 2wd and a bit was in the front tires. The funny thing is, the fronttires slung mud onto my hood going about 15mph! That cracked me up and gave me that stunned "COOL!" look for the rest of the day. On dirt hills its no contest, I 4hi'ed it up 45 degree loose gravel hills that ran 75 foot with zero tire slippage unless I wanted it too.

Oh, I love my swampers, even with the slight noise and slightly bad wet weather traction. I never had the front tires slip in rain, but I hazed the rears off an intersection one day!

Jesus I'm rambling! Take that for now buddy, good luck!

(sorry jesus)

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

Guess I'll go with the 36/14.50x15's. I don't want a week little mud terrain. Thats why I got the Claws. Not the radials. Thanks for the info. But what is the height of the tire?

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Oops, sorry, about 35.4 at 35 psi. ^_^

Jeeze, I wrote a bloody book, didn't I!

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

My 35" mickeys are 32.5[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. Should be quite a diff.

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Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials

I think the 36's will fit ok. I don't think I'd try the 38's though. Remember, the Sawzall is your friend! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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