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Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

I have searched, but I don't see many/any people running Swamper SSR radials in 285/75 R16. Is there a reason for that?

Seems like a good compromise/price combination to me. Supposed to be pretty good on the road, and it is a TSL tire so great in the muddy North East. It is also nearly a 34" tire, but with a less troublesome width.

Downsides are a weaker sidewall than the bias ply, soft compound so less miles, and weight.

All in all, I would have thought it would have been more common, or at least, that a few people would be running them.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ed-cherry.html

Athena is running them (the 35's though)

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

They are not bias ply. The ssr is a very nice tire but it is still a swamper. They will not give you a ton of miles but are great off road. You may not see many people run them because it can be more work to find a 16" wheel that fits.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

I find it nteresting these 285/75/16 tires have a 33.9" OD. When most are closer to the 33" size. Anyway, body mount chop will be mandatory. I don't know from experience... Quick wear is all I remember hearing about these tires. Look like they do the job offroad though.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

Super swampers are good offroad - had some on our 4Runner...but they went bald quickly with road driving.

I think MTBCoach is running some kind of TSL tire...they looked awesome on his rig too.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

I have ran 33s, 31s, in SSRs. I liked them both but I sold them before I could get more then 5,000 miles on either set if I remember right. I like the 34x12.50r16 trxus size my self. Sure it would take a little more work to make the 12.50 fit if it really is 12.50 and maybe some rubbing off road during flex. That might be a good tire if you want a 35 but don't want all the downside to a 35.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

Also... Looking at the clearence between my 33.1x11.5 r16 tires and the stock UCA. You're gonna be really close if not rubbing it.... unless you have aftermarket ucas?

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

I don't have aftermarket UCA's and I am really hoping I don't need them. I am fine with getting a chop. Overall, my hope is that the 285/75 is narrow enough (11.4" ish) to avoid the need for new UCA's, especially as I will be running Wheelers steelies, with the 4" backspacing (buying me an additional 5/8" clearance over stock).

I would probably run an additional spacer (if needed) before I would consider UCAs.

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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

I'm running the SS SSR's in 35 X 10.5 X 16 after going through a set of the SS TrXus MT's in 255/85/16's (33 X 10). Like the SSR's better but got good life out of the TrXus tires also.

Its my experience that once you get past a 10.5 in width, you will start having issue with rubbing on UCA's unless you do something with rim backspacing/wheel spacers. I think that the 285/75/16's are a fair option but the width will cause some issues. Again, why I think the 255/85/16 is the best fit for the FJC IMHO...



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Re: Super Swamper SSR 285/75 R16

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I don't have aftermarket UCA's and I am really hoping I don't need them. I am fine with getting a chop. Overall, my hope is that the 285/75 is narrow enough (11.4" ish) to avoid the need for new UCA's, especially as I will be running Wheelers steelies, with the 4" backspacing (buying me an additional 5/8" clearance over stock).

I would probably run an additional spacer (if needed) before I would consider UCAs.
Stock backspacing is 3.75", going to 4" is bringing the inside of the wheel/tire 1/4" closer to the UCA, not farther.

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