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Old 03-23-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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looking to move to 37s

I'm jumping up to 37s with my next tire purchase.

Tires under consideration are
Super swamper ssm16 in a 37x13.5
Truxus in a 37x12.5
Pitbull rocker 37x12.5
Or a toyo 37x14.5

Looking for best tread life.
Wanting to keep my 15 in rim is the reason for these choices.

Jumping to 14.5 wide may be an issue tho. Thoughts?

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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I'm jumping up to 37s with my next tire purchase. Tires under consideration are Super swamper ssm16 in a 37x13.5 Truxus in a 37x12.5 Pitbull rocker 37x12.5 Or a toyo 37x14.5 Looking for best tread life. Wanting to keep my 15 in rim is the reason for these choices. Jumping to 14.5 wide may be an issue tho. Thoughts?
What's your current rim width?

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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I'm running an 8 but I'm not locked to them
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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I'm running an 8 but I'm not locked to them
13.5" on an 8" rim? I've actually been curious as to how this does. I've heard mixed messages from people. I don't know about a 14.5" on and 8" though. Post photos if you go this route!
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any thoughts on the 12.5 to 14.5 debate?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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I ran the rocker radial on a 15 before I went to 17s.

Got about 30k out of them. Monster off road though.

I currently run the toyo. (13.5) and I love the drivability. They're pretty good off-road also.
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Only a few tires available in 37/r15 might wanna get 17s

than you can upgrade your breaks for better stopping power
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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dont need to upgrade brakes. the hawk pads on all 4 stop it on a dime.
and 17 adds more weight than Im willing to. plus 15s air down so much better
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This just a toy or dd?
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little bit of both. more toy than anything but i do drive it to work every day
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:47 AM   #11
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Toyo are probably best wearing tire on your list. But it also depends on what you wheel in?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:53 AM   #12
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Big Rocks. I dont play in mud. hate it actually. but they are 14.5 wide. im leaning more towards the ssm16 and the pitbull for a smaller contact patch keeping me above the 13mpg mark
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:09 AM   #13
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Big Rocks. I dont play in mud. hate it actually. but they are 14.5 wide. im leaning more towards the ssm16 and the pitbull for a smaller contact patch keeping me above the 13mpg mark
Pitbulls will not let you down in the rocks....they will break your stuff if you're not careful also.


And they suck on wear. So if you DD expect 25-30k. Rotate often with the softer compounds.
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Im on MTRs now and these tires are terrible. of the 4 i bought originally i have one left. 2 side walls trashed and one out of round.
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Im on MTRs now and these tires are terrible. of the 4 i bought originally i have one left. 2 side walls trashed and one out of round.
You're not the first person I've heard this from...apparently any size larger than 35s the sidewall a weaken. Which is strange considering the "Kevlar" backing.
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i'm running 37x13.50x17 toyo open country mts. it's my dd - i've driven from tampa to north carolina on them; have around 18k on the tires...

they do great in the rocks and anything else i've thrown at them.

during sheriffs jeep fest, we wheeled beasley knob - parts where pretty sloppy and i was one of the only ones not to have trouble in the muck.

i'll be buying another set of em... only decision is whether i stay with the 37s or go with 40s.
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i'm running 37x13.50x17 toyo open country mts. it's my dd - i've driven from tampa to north carolina on them; have around 18k on the tires... they do great in the rocks and anything else i've thrown at them. during sheriffs jeep fest, we wheeled beasley knob - parts where pretty sloppy and i was one of the only ones not to have trouble in the muck. i'll be buying another set of em... only decision is whether i stay with the 37s or go with 40s.
Agreed. My next set will most likely be 40s though. Hahaha
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if i go to the toyo it will be a 14.5 in wide. seems excessive. and ill need bigger rims which means i might as well jump to the 17 which means i might as well stay on 35s and save myself a shit ton of money on rims and tires
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I ran the rocker radial on a 15 before I went to 17s.

Got about 30k out of them. Monster off road though.

I currently run the toyo. (13.5) and I love the drivability. They're pretty good off-road also.
I'm assuming you are now running Toyo Open Country MTs... now that you have experienced both, which one do you prefer for off road? which one on road? which one has better wear? <y 93 is not my DD but it will be driven to many distant destinations so they will need to be trustworthy and last a while on the road with as much as they cost. I'm teetering between PBR Radials and Toyo Open Country MTs...

a few cold ones might help the decision...
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I'm assuming you are now running Toyo Open Country MTs... now that you have experienced both, which one do you prefer for off road? which one on road? which one has better wear? <y 93 is not my DD but it will be driven to many distant destinations so they will need to be trustworthy and last a while on the road with as much as they cost. I'm teetering between PBR Radials and Toyo Open Country MTs... a few cold ones might help the decision...
PBRs offroad.

Toyos on road.

Toyos are a far better tire all round.

If you're not DDing. PBR all the way.
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PBRs offroad.

Toyos on road.

Toyos are a far better tire all round.

If you're not DDing. PBR all the way.
PBR Radials it is!
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I'm looking at the same tires. 37x12.5r15. Having the same debate between the Toyo's and PBR's. Running 15x8's, worried about running 13.5's+.
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PBR Radials it is!
Did you get the 37's installed? Curious how they look/turned out!

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