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Re: super swamper LTB\'s
FWIW, and it isn't much, I called Interco to ask about the LTB since first hand experience is almost non-existent here or elsewhere on the net. After numerous busy signals, holds, and "call back after lunch" tries, I got a hold of one of their "technical experts." I was not impressed with his expertise.
Q: Why a LTB? What is the difference b/t it and a regular TSL? How do I decide which to buy b/t 33 LTB and 33 TSL?
A: He said the are made in Mexico now not India. There main feature is that they are cheaper bec they are made elsewhere. He said they are getting reports from customers that they are finding them *more* durable than the std TSL. He did not know if the current Mexico compound was any different that the std TSL. He did not THINK it was. He said the India version was more natural rubber which was harder than a TSL (opposite of what I have read). He did not know if the side lugs were different. He pointed out that the center tread is different (easy enough to see in the pics) and that the widths are different (easy enough for anyone who can read to figure out)...basically it was of little help.
Q: Is there anyone else there who has the full scoop on the LTB's?
A: "ahhh....not really...no."
I'm either going to get the 33 LTB or the 33 Radial TSL. I've heard a lot of good things about the radial TSL. Beging a radial, they flex more easily than a bias and no flat spot issues.