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sidewall strength??

Can someone tell me where I can find info about different tires sidewall strength?
My problem is that the bulk of my wheeling is in south TX where I can run into sharp rocks that can cut the sidewall easily. BFG's seem to have a good 3 ply. Any other suggestions??

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Re: sidewall strength??

Goodyear is using 3ply sidewalls on the MT/R.



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Re: sidewall strength??

BFG's are the weakest sidewalls of the bunch.. the MTR's are a good choice for radials, but nothing beats a swamper.. especially tsl/sx and boggers.. just take a look at these tires off the rim.. you'll laugh at the bfg's.. they are paper thin..

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Re: sidewall strength??

BFG targets trucks that spend time on the road. They ride well and provide good off road traction, but swampers are designed to be good off road, you can't beat them for strengh

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Bias swamper sidewalls are so thick that you can actually run them on a Jeep with NO air. A guy in our club a couple years ago drove around for a couple days until he discovered he had no valve core in one tire! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: sidewall strength??

You said it Brad!
SX or Boggers, they are nearly bullet proof, and have a stiff enough wall to drive on with no air.
I was running 38.50 x 14.50 Sx's this weekend in the snow. They worked awsome with 2 lbs, but at night when the temperatures dropped to 10 degrees, the tire pressure had dropped below reading with my 1 - 10 psi gauge. They worked fine all night.


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my roomate just got 35"bfg mt's and my 32" swamper sx's are way heavier than his. that alone should say something about the sidewalls
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Re: sidewall strength??

I noticed some big price diffrences in the sawmpers. Do all swampers have good sidewalls?

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Re: sidewall strength??

the ssr's are susposed to have super weak side walls and i'm not sure but the tsl radials areno susposed to be the best tire. the bias plys are not a great tire for a dail driver, yeah some people daily drive them but they don't ride that well and getting 30k out of them is great street milage. Their offroad performance is killer, they are probably the best wheeling tire you can get.

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Re: sidewall strength??

Over here, all there are is sharp rocks(jagged lava), IMHO [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] SX's are the best off-road tire out there. Groove 'm and there even better.

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