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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2001, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Swamper TSL\'s ???

I have a chance to buy some swamper TSL's for hahalf the price of new, 2 are almost new and two have about 65% thread left. Are the regular TSL's any good?

P.S.: they don't come with any road hazard warranty, weird huh?..........(for those of you who follow this board

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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

The TSL's are nice, I had the 36" TSL's on my Zuk before I went with the 35" Boggers. They flex nice, but I had to go down to about 2-4psi in them to get any sidewall usage. What size are ya looking at getting? The 33's, from what I've heard, suck as far as air down goes. Maybe someone else can piggy back on that one. Later

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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

As a matter of fact they are 33's x 12.5x15......

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those are sweet but the thing you gonna have to remember when you go to regear is...there rated at 34's (33.7 "o.d. to be exact!) but if you have the lift and gearin to run them...man that would look sweet check it out!
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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

I have 31x10.5's on mine. I've aired them down to about 10psi and found that it wasn't low enough to allow the sidewalls to really flex well. Next time I will be trying a lower pressure (around 5psi) to see if I can get them to flex more.

I've heard that Swampers in general don't wear well (only 15-20,000 miles), but this tends to be on much heavier vehicles so I don't think it's an issue on a zuk.

They are a loud tire and hum on the highway. To look really good though.


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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

I'll let you know how it turns out since I bought them. I don't use the truck other than trail so they should be just fine at 5 lbs and in the MUD!!!

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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

4 or 5 psi will be good on a sami. tsl's are very good tires and you'll love them offroad.

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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

I have 33 X 12.50 TSL R's (radials). Are they SX's or R's ?
They are a little slow with air down (oasis bleaders do the tric, set at 4.5-5psi).
They wear just fine, I have around 12,000 on mine and there is alot of tread left. The only complaint I have is
keeping them balanced. But if you don't plan on running them on the street that won't be an issue. They work
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Re: Swamper TSL\'s ???

Danny,

Don't you remember when I brought those 33x12.5 Swampers down for Yenkee Tim to try out? He ran the "Tough Truck" at Zookin' 2K with no air in them and they still wouldn't flex.

Give them a try, but don't be surprised if you have to leave the valve core out of them. They are also MUCH stiffer than the other TSL's, which is one of the reasons I use them on the heavier jeep.

If they don't work out, you should be able to pawn them off on some jeep guy for the same money. You could look into the 34x9.5's or the 34x10.5's, they are the same height as the 33's. The 10.5's have a little different tread pattern (with alternating TSL and Swamper on the outside lugs), but neither have the stiff sidewall.

I run my 32x9.5's at 4 psi and they work very well, but they only have 4 plys, not 8.

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