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What 37 or 38in tire should i get?? 8in lift.

Well i got my lift put on about 2 months ago, and i bought a set of 20in rims with 35in tires already on and ive just been using them. Well i really want to get 37in or 38in tires, and ive got the money saved now. Ive been looking at the new super swampers m16 in 37x13.5x20 and 4wheel parts has them at 300 bucks a piece which is dirt cheap in my book. anyone have experience with them???? another tire was the Super Swamper Trxus STS All Terrain Radial in 38x15.5x20, im just concerned if it would be difficult to drive the truck with such a wide tire???? all opinions welcome. here is the only pick i got which was from 2 weeks ago, 8in fabtech radius arm lift kit. Ill try and get some pic's up cause i havent done that since ive done alot to the rig.

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iv heard the swampers wear really fast. I just got my 8inch lift on toyo open country MT's 37x13.5x22. They look awesome take a look at my sig

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you dont want a super aggressive tire for being in the sand.. your just gonna dig yourself in...

go with a A/T

im not a big fan of SS...

i would go with the extreme all terrains... i run a 37 on my truck and it has worked great in everything i have used it for (sand, dirt, snow, mud, pavement)

i highly recommend that tire

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don't listen to these guys...all I run are Interco tires..... If you are going to be in the sand get the truxus STS....they are the best sand tire made...next to a paddle..... and they have good wear.....all four of our trucks run Interco tires and the only ones that wear quick are the IROKs

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I have sumper swamper boggers and .. hahaha all i have ever ran them in was Sand... they have dug me plenty of holes to be stuck in. BUT now i live in Illinois and ill let you know how they do in the Mud!! I used my swampers in Yuma AZ. Its alot of desert.

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well thats because you have mud tires in the sand genius......LMAO!!!! you need to float on sand, you need traction in mud....all the big lugs will do is make you sink further.....hence why the Truxus STS has that tread patter..... BTW when did you leave Yuma?

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I used to work at an 4x4 shop that sold a lot of swampers(semi loads at a time), as well as pro comps, bfgs goodyear mtrs, Truxus tires wear much faster than at or mild mts from most manufacturers, Mild mud RAdials work well in the sand(I ran my old sd up sand dunes and cinder hills when I lived in arizona), horsepower lets them work like paddles, If you can't generate enough wheelspeed to throw enough sand to move foreward BEFORE you get dug in and stuck, you want a mild tire like a truxxus, that provides more floatation and traction, but less reaction(roost) than a more aggressive tire. LOW air pressure is the most important thing in sand!
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If you rotate your tires properly ( I did it every oil change ) you can get 30k out of the truxus STS....I only run radials...if you get bias ply cut that in half

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If you are looking for a cheap mud terrain look at the Kuhmo's. They run dirt cheap and are much wider than the tires that you are looking at. They ride pretty good. i think they are only like 300 a tire for 37's for a 20 as well

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I run 38/15.50R20s.....but I'm a little over 9" of actual lift.





Wide tires do like to follow imperfections in the road more. Nothing major with the tires I've used in this size (38" PJs, 38" Toyos, 40" Toyos and 38" Dick Cepeks).

The width of the tire gives the truck a real nice stance though.
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