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Old 11-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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Best 38x15.5x20?

I need new tired for my Excursion. One of my Mickey Thompsons finally blew out on me, and its the time when all four need to be replaced anyway.

Was looking at these Super Swampers, but not sure how the tread will last on them. Im looking for something from 38-40" tall, with a tread around 14-15.5" wide, that fits on a 20" wheel. Mostly driven on the street so needs to be relatively quiet and smooth, but really like the look of an aggressive tread. I guess somewhere in the middle, leaning towards street use.

15X39.5X20D RWL TRXUS STS BIAS - SUPER SWAMPER

Was also looking at the Toyo Open Country MTs. Ive read good reviews on them, but initially put them off the list due to the higher cost. After calling around, I found a local place who can get me the 38x15.5x20 Toyos for $2,278 out the door. I figured this might be a better way to go since by the time the Super Swampers get purchased (free shipping on NWTonline), then pay for a balancing and mounting, it would be close enough to the same price where there wouldnt really be any difference in price.

If price was the same, what would you do? This is a truck that gets driven on the street every day and needs good tread lift. Which would you prefer? The SS or the Toyo? Or maybe another tire that would be in the $2300 or less out the door price range?

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Fuel makes a tire called mud grappler in a 38x15.50
Looks very similar to a Toyo m/t


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Mickey Thompson MTZ
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:21 PM
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Will be going with the Toyo Open Country MTs in 38x15.5x20. They will be getting installed Monday. Im pretty excited, this will be the biggest my Excursion has ever been.

Ill definitely post some pics when its all done. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:36 PM
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Got them on. Obviously it isnt a huge upgrade from 36s of the same width, but these fresh Toyos ride way better than the old, bald, rotting Mickey Thompson MTZs. Bought the tires, got them mounted and balanced with tax and everything out the door for $2,097. Seemed like a pretty good deal compared to everywhere else I called.

On the flat bed on the way up there.








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Looks great man.
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