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Old 11-03-2011, 10:52 AM
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IROK or SSR? on a 16.5x12 wheel

Stuck with a choice between a set of 36x13.5r16.5 Irok radials or a set of 35x14.5r16.5 SSR radials. The Iroks are about $70 cheaper per tire, but i am worried they will ride like crap. I was looking at pitbull tires but everyone says they are very soft and wear super fast.

These will be going on a 16.5 x 12 Mickey Thompson wheel. I drive on average 100 miles a week and do some offroading on the weekends. I understand these aren't going to ride like a michelin but my options for a 16.5 wheel are slim pickins, also considering it being 12 inches wide. I really want Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips but I guess they don't make em anymore?

Give me some opinions!
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I had some 37x12or13.5 SSR's on a 2000 1/2 ton Silverado and they were great in rain and snow, didn't do much off roading in mud with them. The truck was lighter so that will prolly make some difference, but I loved them!
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:12 PM
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I had some 37x12or13.5 SSR's on a 2000 1/2 ton Silverado and they were great in rain and snow, didn't do much off roading in mud with them. The truck was lighter so that will prolly make some difference, but I loved them!
how many miles did you get out of them? i'm thinking they are gonna last longer than the iroks, at least by a little bit.
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I had a pair of SSRs in that size on same size wheel, they suprised me how well the road and sounded, you have to keep in mind they are SS, but very good street maners.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:37 PM
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I had a pair of SSRs in that size on same size wheel, they suprised me how well the road and sounded, you have to keep in mind they are SS, but very good street maners.
ok that's what i wanted to hear. i'm not expecting much considering the size tire that i need, and the fact that no one makes them anymore haha.

btw, your truck is awesome.
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