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post #1 of 7 Old 12-27-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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TSL Radials on a 50/50 driver/wheeler

Did some searching around, couple topics on it, but mostly old info.

So who is using TSL radials on the street daily, and how do you like them? Already know they are great offroad, but is the street ride that bad?

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-27-2010, 07:18 PM
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Had them on my last YJ and they were not bad at all.

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Did some searching around, couple topics on it, but mostly old info.

So who is using TSL radials on the street daily, and how do you like them? Already know they are great offroad, but is the street ride that bad?
Depends on the size... I had 33x10.50s and loved them. Had a friend with 33x12.50s and he wasn't as big as a fan... they were considerably louder on his Jeep.



Daily driving they were great... Here are a few links to threads in which I commented on how I liked them:


At 12,000 miles:
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/3...driver-564462/

At 20,000 miles:
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/tsl-radial-629804/

And I sold them with about 22,000 miles... they all had 13-14/32nds left on them... usable on the street but traction offroad was starting to suck on rocks... which they honestly aren't super-awesome at in hindsight.

Overall I'd say they awesome for mud, really tame for a daily driver on the street, and on trails they are a really good all-around tire. As far as rocks go they're alright, I never had lockers on those tires so I think that was honestly the bigger problem...

If you have more than 50% mud/trails for your wheeling, I'd say it's a good tire.

If you have more rocks, then it may or may not be the best tire for you... I'd honestly probably try the MT/Rs w/ Kevlar or Pitbull Rockers. I have no experience with those tires myself, but having seen/heard lots of good things when it comes to rocks.

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Used to have 31x9.5's on my Jeep. I thought they were a pretty decent tire. They are definately loud on the street. If you go with them, make sure you rotate, rotate, rotate....
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I had 32-10.5-15s for about eighteen months, and it was quite harsh, tough to balance, and just about wiped out every bushing on the control arms of my RC series ll four inch lift. I've since replaced both control arms in the rear and pressed in two bushing in one front c-arm. I now ride on 33-10.5-15 KM2s, and loving it! If you do go with the TSL Radial, balance them every time you rotate, that's about every 3K. That's because the knobs wear erratically, so balancing doesn't last that long. Good Luck!
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35x12.50 (3 sets) for ten years now. same opinion of the ride as everyone else, balancing often, rotate often.

My only regret, they wear at a bowell shuddering rate since my commute increased from 9 miles to 29 miles!

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-28-2010, 09:24 PM
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I have a set of 37-12.50-15, they are a good all around tire. OK in the rocks, OK in the mud, nothing to brag about, but hardly ever need to use the winch in the rocks with them, and I do wheel hard.
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