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IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« on: Aug 05, 2006, 10:46:34 PM »
Sup radical dudes!!!! got a quick question for ya.

What tire would you pick for my application, a 36 inch IROK or a 38 inch TSL Swamper.
I got a 80 pickup with a 20r and a 4 speed tranny, got 5.29 gears and its locked front and rear, plan on getting smurfields or longs, i  plan on doing lots of mud and hill climbs , lots of trails and little bit of rock crawling.
What would you choose!!!

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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2006, 10:52:13 PM »
dont feed the dwarf or giant in Scandinavian folklore inhabiting caves or hills
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2006, 10:53:29 PM »
relly, i guess i am stupid, i have the memory of a freaking goldfish  :smack:

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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2006, 11:19:34 PM »
dont feed the dwarf or giant in Scandinavian folklore inhabiting caves or hills


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What do you do mostly doc?  if it is mud, I'd say go with the swampers.  :thumbs:
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2006, 11:30:26 PM »
Thanks Blackdog, ya thats mostly what i do, that and trails.

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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #5 on: Aug 06, 2006, 12:19:35 PM »
I have to say that I really like my Iroks. and I think that my next set will be 39.5 Iroks.  But I don't see much mud.... Living in Moab.
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2006, 11:23:55 AM »
Iroks work good in the mud and you might have a hard time cleanig out 38's with a 20r. I would go with the iroks unless you plan on doing some engine upgrades. :twocents:
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2006, 02:04:10 PM »
Swampers are heavier than IROKS so you may want to take that into your decision. Plus from what I've seen the side bite on Swampers leave you wishing you had something else as you slide off a big rock and get stuck.
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2006, 03:46:35 PM »
 I say Iroks. It's a lighter tire and from what I have read they do pretty well in mud.
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #9 on: Aug 07, 2006, 03:59:04 PM »
i heard that a 38 inch swamper is not relly 38 inches but around 37 inches, i also heard that Iroks are true to there size.

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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #10 on: Aug 07, 2006, 05:40:23 PM »
For mud go with iroks 36-13.50 ??? cus the wider the tire in mud the more flotation you will have.They are a good mud tire  :thumbs:

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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #11 on: Aug 08, 2006, 08:10:48 PM »
Get the 38x15.5 sx :)  Wide enough.  Lots of sidewall.  Iroks tend to have a sidewall that rips easier as well so take that into consideration.
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #12 on: Aug 08, 2006, 08:14:12 PM »
But that is a heavy tire to spin in the mud with a 20R.
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Re: IROKS OR SWAMPERS WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
« Reply #13 on: Aug 08, 2006, 08:24:00 PM »
If it has the letters TSL in it, you should be fine
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