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I came very close to getting them (except 35/10.5/16's) when I needed to replace my 255/85/16 SS TrXus MT's (33/10.5/16). I talked with a few how ran the SSR tires and liked them for dual purpose.

The main reason I didn't go to is was the feedback of two who run the 34" LTB's who felt that they were "pushing the drive train" with that size tire. I know that you will get many who say they run 35's with "no loss of power" or "can't feel any difference" in the gearing but these two are guys I've been on runs with and were very candid when we had the discussion. Both stated that they were thinking of going down to 33's after their existing tires needed to be replaced.

I personally feel that the 33" tires are perfect for the stock gearing. If you were planning on doing some re-gearing, it might be another story. But for stock gears, stick with 33's...
 

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Swampers are hard to balance and wear like a silk shirt worn by a football player at the super bowl. They also howl like twelve drunken banshees. If your FJC is a toy then they should do ok if you put some 4.56 gears in the diffs. They are pushing the drive line a bit. You technically need to swap the rear axle and the front ones as well to handle the load the tires put on them just to be safe. See if you can find some large 33's as not all 33's are exactly 33 (or more) inches. Check the manufacturers sites, they usually have the exact measurements listed.

Actually the gears should be shorter for the 33's, but they work ok, you loose a bit of power. You really need the 3.91's to be truthful, they would be a bit better even for the stock 32's, but 4.10 is the way to go for gearing. I wish the 3.91's were part of a package I would gotten them.
 

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I believe Athenaceleste is running the 35x10.5 SSR's. They look sweet on the rig...

I was thinking about the 34.10.5 LTB's but will probably opt for the 255/85 R16 Truxus MT's (or BFG MT's...but I'm not that big of a fan of that older tread design)
 

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yeppers I got the 35/10.5/r16's they run really big...rub a little but they do the job...and look friggin sweet!
 

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oh yes we did have a loss of power..... they don't howl (not as loud as I would want), and they wear very nicely...we will be considering to regear to get our speedometer, odometer readings back to normal.. we're about 10% off
 

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I have the 34 LTB's. The are almost the exact same size at the 285/70/r17's all terrains that i run. I would have figured about 2 inches taller. Nope. Same height and narrower.

I would never want to run the LTB as a daily tire. It is mounted on rock krawler steelies as a trail tire for me.
 

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SSRs....decent traction, weak sidewalls....at least from the sets I've seen here on the trail.

They seem to balance and ride decent for a Swamper, but the wear relatively fast too due to their fairly soft durometer rating.

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What about a pair of swampers on an extra set of rims just for off-roading weekends where you can do a tire swap at the camp site?

If you only use them in 4L(MT) would they still be too much for the drive line?

Or should I just stick with some BFG KO 255\80\17's for my weekend off-roading tires?

Id' like to be able swap back and forth without having to mess with the stock alignment\caster.

thanks!
 

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What about a pair of swampers on an extra set of rims just for off-roading weekends where you can do a tire swap at the camp site?

If you only use them in 4L(MT) would they still be too much for the drive line?

Or should I just stick with some BFG KO 255\80\17's for my weekend off-roading tires?

Id' like to be able swap back and forth without having to mess with the stock alignment\caster.

thanks!
I know there are those who have their designated winter tire and wheel combo as well as a summer wheel and tire combo but if you weren't planning on off-roading that much (one ever other month or something) then I could maybe justify having super swampers that you could swap out with.

And if you had a nice off-roading trailer to tow your 2nd set then yeah you could take them and install them at the camp site. But I don't think only having it in 4Lo or whatever would be a problem.

However I think your better bet will be to just run some nice BFG ATs as your driving around tires and your weekend off-roading tires. :bigthumb:
 

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I know there are those who have their designated winter tire and wheel combo as well as a summer wheel and tire combo but if you weren't planning on off-roading that much (one ever other month or something) then I could maybe justify having super swampers that you could swap out with.

And if you had a nice off-roading trailer to tow your 2nd set then yeah you could take them and install them at the camp site. But I don't think only having it in 4Lo or whatever would be a problem.

However I think your better bet will be to just run some nice BFG ATs as your driving around tires and your weekend off-roading tires. :bigthumb:

In Utah I'd agree with you but back in the midwest most of our "off roading" will be on muddy trails many times near lakes , rivers, woods\forests ect rather than hard pack and rock, so I feel like I need a MT to really get some good traction and hang with some of the monster pickups I see.

I've pretty much decided on a OME 3" fixed lift and cooper 275's AT3's(I get cheap) for my drive around tires but still researching our "up north weekend" and "off road weekend" tires.

Leaning towards the KM2 255\80\17 after seeing them in person the other night but wouldn't mind going as tall as I can with that lift configuration, nice thing about the KM2's is they'd be fine to put on at home and not have to transport them.
 
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