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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need opinions on TSL Radials

I have the opportunity to get a great deal on a set of rims and tires. The tires are the 33x10.5R15 TSL Radials. I'll be using them as trail-only tires, so the Radial aspect worries me. How tough are these tires?
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I have had mine for about a year. They were used when I bought them, and they still show very little wear and almost no damage. They flex great and once they warm up, they are decent on the road. Lots and lots of traction in everything I have driven in. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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The TSL is a great tire. I have them on my YJ and I used it as a daily driver for a year and a half with 33X12.5 TSL. I liked them a lot. And was never disapointed with them on the road. They really tear loose off road. Just an all around great tire in my opinion. And with a Jeep being so light, the wear is pretty good. I was very suprised at how they lasted. I would advise anyone to run TSL's if they use their truck/Jeep off road.
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Re: Need opinions on TSL Radials

Olin 18, The TSLs you ran were the radial version and not the bias-ply version, correct? I'll be running them on a J10, which is considerably heavier than a YJ, though I'll be using them off-road only and getting a pair of 33x9.5R15 BFG ATs for street use.
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Re: Need opinions on TSL Radials

Hey dude, I missed you on AIM.. if you wanna talk about Radials msg me again..

I just started running radials, in fact I run radials up front nad bias in the rear right now while I`m doing some tire shuffling..

The radial compound is NOT near as soft as the bias, I don't think the radial will hookup near as much on the rocks as the bias do.

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I'm running that exact same size on my '8 and LOVE them! They are amazing in the mud, and handle fine on the road. I think the skinnier tire works better on and off the road with the lighter weight of the Jeep, and I don't have any steering wander from them. I heard that the radials have a somehwat weaker sidewall than the bias ones, but I've rubbed mine against rocks and roots and have not had a sidewall failure yet. Plus they're pretty quiet on the road. I'd recommend them! And when these wear out, I'll get another set of the same.
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Re: Need opinions on TSL Radials

What are you trying to compair them against Brian?

They are great tires compaired to most radials(against M/T's) offroad. Maybe not as great as some on road.

But still not as good offraod as some of their other offerings.

Yes it's a good tire and you will probally like it off the pavement unless you just peeled off boggers or sx's. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Need opinions on TSL Radials

I'm comparing them to bias-ply tires. I know they'll work well enough off-road, but I am concerned with their ability to handle saw-palmettos, mostly.
They will be run on the J-10, which can take 33x10.5" tires at stock-hieght. I'll probably put a little 2" lift on the truck in the future, but it's not going to see hard-core 4-wheeling while I own it. A lot of Ocala, some Uwharrie, Tellico trails 4 & 5, etc. But nothing real hard-core.

Thanks for the opinions, everyone- I guess I'll be buying them after all.
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what kind of miles should i exspect from these tires? probley 75%of time on road I have a 87 cherokee
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Re: Need opinions on TSL Radials

I've had three sets of Swamper Radials, and one set of Swamper bias plies. The first two radial sets where 32x10:50's, I ran those on my '84 CJ-7, I loved them, not as good on road as what I replaced them with, Goodyear Wrangler Mt's, but I felt they where better off road (Pipeline=mud) I currently have a set of 31x9:50 Swamper Radials that I use on my Tacoma until the Jeeps done, then they'll be going on the daughters Wrangler. The 9:50's really bite, typical pizza cutter! I think you'll be happy with them! When I wear out the MT/R's on my CJ I may go back to a radial Swamper, possibly the SSR. Rick
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