Re: 36/14.50x15 TSL/Radials
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!
1978 K20, 355, TH 400, NP 205, D44, 14FF, 7" Lift, 36" TSL Radials