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BeerBaron666
10-22-2007, 02:55 PM
Like the title says I may be looking at a new tire and rim combo and was looking at the Iroks. I've always run boggers and I have a set of 42" swampers on my new truck so I've haven't used them yet I was just wondering if anybody has run a set TSL's and a set of Iroks and could fill me in on how you like them pros and cons[cheers]

brothergrimms
10-22-2007, 03:08 PM
shawn i like them both but the iroks work like a swamper and a bogger combo and its lighter but if you want a tire to take shit abuse then a swamper you can always grove them[cheers]

epic3
10-22-2007, 03:09 PM
Iroks are all the new bandwagon rage dude ya gotta run em

BeerBaron666
10-22-2007, 03:13 PM
Iroks are all the new bandwagon rage dude ya gotta run em

well if thats the case I must have them:D

Big_Ern
10-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Iroks are all the new bandwagon rage dude ya gotta run em

[stupid]

Grooved Swampers work better I think. So if you already got swampers, borrow a good grooving iron and cut the hell outta them[36]

Kinslayer
10-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Swampers generally have more tread and are a firmer compound too yeah?

England
10-22-2007, 05:05 PM
ah if i was you and I heard you were looking get the AT's ....Daddy ...poke poke

Big_Ern
10-22-2007, 05:55 PM
Swampers generally have more tread and are a firmer compound too yeah?

More tread yes. A brand new Irok is like having a Swamper at 80% tread...

Not sure about firmer compound. Every type of Swamper is different. Some might be softer and others harder. I'm guessing my SXs are just as softer or softer than Iroks.

B
10-22-2007, 06:04 PM
ive never been an iroc fan .... after seeing kraka's go from new to 70 % in one day on durex i thought id never say this but i rode bitch with dented upo 2 week's ago and the 42 are fucking impressive id never want a 39.5 but the 42 is a sweet tire expesally in a 17 rim they sqaure off nicly and the lug's are reaaly big for a iroc ... i still would not run the 49's because of the 21 wide so im happy w my 47's but in 42's it's a hard choice .... prop's to both tires

NVR2HI
10-22-2007, 06:50 PM
i think on your truck the irocs would wear down to fast on the road. in the mud they would be a better choice.

took 3 years to wear my 42's down. only driving on sundays to stave and home and the occasional saturday;)

Vanilla Gorilla
10-22-2007, 07:03 PM
i used to run 36 iroks on my jeep then went to 37 boggers and sold them and then went back to 39.5 irok's and will not go back.
tim

Ginger Snaps
10-22-2007, 07:09 PM
cut your tsls up you got them might aswell use them

BeerBaron666
10-22-2007, 11:00 PM
I'm looking at a set of different size rims so I'd have to get new tires but we'll see I'm just looking for now[cheers]

Ginger Snaps
10-22-2007, 11:09 PM
sell me your 42s then hehehe

Big_Ern
10-23-2007, 12:01 AM
I'm looking at a set of different size rims so I'd have to get new tires but we'll see I'm just looking for now[cheers]

If you end up deciding on Iroks, DO NOT go with 15" rims. The 17s are shaped much better and not so balloony like the 15s.

BeerBaron666
10-23-2007, 06:36 AM
Ya I was looking at the 17's I couldn't run a 15 with the brakes i have [cheers]

BeerBaron666
10-23-2007, 06:36 AM
sell me your 42s then hehehe

How much money you got;)

HEAVY METAL
10-23-2007, 08:41 AM
trailer truck... irok.... driving trck.. tsl's

UU
10-23-2007, 08:57 AM
[stupid]

Always broke
10-23-2007, 10:38 AM
trailer truck... irok.... driving trck.. tsl's[stupid] [stupid] [iagree] [iagree]

EIEIO
10-23-2007, 12:09 PM
TSL's are a great throttle tire. As well TSL's have a wicked carcass to groove, once you get down to the stability bars you can groove em out and then groove another 1/4" of the carcass away and have basically a new set of 40" TSL's. Once the Iroks wear down, which they do quickly, they are toast.

In my opinion, stick with the TSL's, tried tested and true for our terrain, you will be happy. [cheers]

cjMike
10-23-2007, 04:34 PM
With selling both tires bud the irocs are GARBAGE compared to the tsls !Much thicker side walls and a much heavier carcass!Let the insults begin but thats my 2 cents worth!

Kinslayer
10-23-2007, 04:37 PM
With selling both tires bud the irocs are GARBAGE compared to the tsls !Much thicker side walls and a much heavier carcass!Let the insults begin but thats my 2 cents worth!

[36]

BeerBaron666
10-23-2007, 05:31 PM
With selling both tires bud the irocs are GARBAGE compared to the tsls !Much thicker side walls and a much heavier carcass!Let the insults begin but thats my 2 cents worth!

Fair enough thats kind of what I though and on a truck as heavy as mine I think the Iroks will take a beating

EIEIO
10-23-2007, 05:39 PM
yuppers. Your bucket is gonna be rockin the 5500lb range. Kraqa's buggy was 4500ish and shit kicked his roks.

BeerBaron666
10-23-2007, 08:03 PM
I guess theres something to be said for the tried and true TSL

brothergrimms
10-23-2007, 08:10 PM
just grove them i'm grovin my tsls on the truck this week bring your tires by and grove them up yourself [cheers]

Gumbo
10-26-2007, 09:36 PM
buddy got a dime sized hole in his 37", fully inflated Iroks on a logging road that had been graded :eek: bias ply for me

boyzen
10-26-2007, 10:28 PM
shawn you know my answer












bogggerrrsss

trevyota
10-26-2007, 10:43 PM
yuppers. Your bucket is gonna be rockin the 5500lb range. Kraqa's buggy was 4500ish and shit kicked his roks.

agreed...

but there was some more contributing fator's to it...

no gearing.... driving style....;)




my next tire will hopefully be a 42 or 44 tsl for russell...[36]

Kinslayer
10-26-2007, 11:20 PM
I've noticed that the big TSLs seem to have a..uhmm..balloonie look to them, the wide ones anyway... I mean, the 44s are 18.5 inches wide, tread width is 14.4 inches..where as the 42s are 15 inches wide, tread width 13 inches....:dontknow:

BeerBaron666
10-27-2007, 09:50 AM
Most of the swamper or any tire for that matter are like that.

BeerBaron666
10-27-2007, 09:54 AM
shawn you know my answer












bogggerrrsss


I would if they made a 42:D. the 42/15 seem to be a good fit on the truck and its already 8' wide now I would need some crazy flare to run the 18 wide boggers but maybe one day just for fun:D

HEAVY METAL
10-27-2007, 09:55 AM
I've noticed that the big TSLs seem to have a..uhmm..balloonie look to them, the wide ones anyway... I mean, the 44s are 18.5 inches wide, tread width is 14.4 inches..where as the 42s are 15 inches wide, tread width 13 inches....:dontknow:


thats 19.5 wide bud... the 39.5's are 18" wide...

Kinslayer
10-27-2007, 12:42 PM
thats 19.5 wide bud... the 39.5's are 18" wide...

the SAM-23 (15/42-15LT) is listed as 15 inches wide, but the Tread width is 13 inches. Interco measures the width of the tire at the widest point - on the outside of the bulge.
The SAM-42 (18.5/44-15LT) is listed as 18.5 inches wide, and tread width as 14.4. This tells me that the 44 has an 1.4 inches more tread across the top, but the sidewalls bulge out 2 inches on either side. The 42 only bulges out 1 inch on each side.

The 39.5 (SAM-34 15/39.5-15LT) is listed as 15 inches wide with a tread width of 13 inches...again only 1 inch of bulge on either side.

MY tires, SAM-38 (32x9.50-15LT) are listed as 9.5 inches wide, tread width 8.5 inches... 0.5 inches of bulge on each side, and they look fucking SWEET with the flat sidewall. I can air those fuckers right down and you can barely notice any bulge even still.

BeerBaron666
10-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Well then I guess I should run 32's on my truck cause they have more tread than my 42's :D

Kinslayer
10-27-2007, 01:44 PM
Hehehe, now you know why I got 32s instead of 33s.