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Tires Swampers or Kumho M/T?
Posted 22 July 2005 - 11:59 AM
Kuhno Venture M/T 27x8.5 -14
Super Swamper SSR 27 x 9.5 - 14
any comments apriciated and I would like to go for a ride on the freeway with both types to get a idea what they our like thank you Scott
Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:19 PM
I think either one would drive you nuts on a long trip.
Quiet and rain are not what they were designed for?
It seems what your asking the tire to do is kinda tough.
However, given those choices, I'd do the Swampers as I don't think you'd ever hurt them.
Which ever ones you do, you could have them siped.
That may quiet them down and give you the rain traction closer to a street tire?
Posted 22 July 2005 - 01:10 PM
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 01:33 PM
For off-road use, the swampers will beat the kumho's hands down. But my Discoverer's have never let me down, and ive put over 6000 highway miles on them. (2 round trips from Sacramento to Medford and one from Sacramento to Seattle).
Posted 25 July 2005 - 02:54 PM
MT's are not going to be quiet, but the SSR's arn't much worse than running studded snows on dry pavement for a contrast. The ssr's come factory siped and the kumho's don't, if you aftermarket sipe a tire you usually void the warranty, would have screwed me. If you have ice and snow, be aware that mt's are designed for mud, not ice, so the more little edges of rubber you have, the better.
No mud tire will be a street racer, but you kinda get used to that slip and slide, squishy, humming, gnarly piece of rubber as you pull up to the milkshake stand, wink at the girls and think to yourself "these are the best drivin' round town tires ever!"
Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:16 PM
Either way i'd get the tires siped, the bigger lugs with no grooves will suck in the rain, so get them siped and you'll get the best of both worlds, and excellent traction on wet rocks.
I don't own any stock in the siping company.
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