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Review of Interco's Super Swamper SX / TSL Mud Tire
The Super Swamper SX / TSL (TSL = Three Stage Lug) can be described in one word.  EXTREME.  The Super Swamper TSL type tire is built on the principles of the original Swamper 78 series which, literally and figuratively "broke new ground" when it was first introduced back in 1970 by Interco Tire Corporation.  The Super Swamper TSL / SX is king of offroad bias ply mud tires that not only offers excellent traction in mud and on the rocks but surpasses all others in terms of extreme durability.  Built with up to a 10 ply rating and up to a 6 ply rating in the sidewall, Super Swamper SX is known as one of the most extreme offroad tires able to take abuse well beyond what other tires are capable of.  When aired down into single digits, the Super Swamper TSL SX will bulge and flex conforming around rocks and terrain for exceptional traction.  The proven and patented three stage lug design excels in any terrain thrown at it with rapid self-cleaning and an aggressive lug pattern that chews through the mud.  Sidewall protection comes from sidewall ply ratings and wrap-around tread designed to protect and propel.  This tire's bottom line is it was designed to survive serious off-road abuse.  Over time and through abuse this tire may possibly develop ominous looking cracks in the sidewall rubber but most users of this extreme tire say it is only cosmetic and nothing to worry about.  The compromise that suffers with this tire is that it is not a good street tire.  The inherent bias ply characteristics lead to poor handling on-road.  However as a tire designed for extreme offroad abuse, this tire would be an excellent tire for a dedicated offroader or trailered 4x4.  Available sizes range from a 4 ply 29x10.50-15LT up to a 38x12.50-16.5LT and 38.5-14.5LT in 10 ply ratings.
 

 

Manufacturers description of this tire: 

Super Swamper TSL/SX

The Super Swamper TSL/SX was designed for extremely tough off road conditions where sidewall strength and protection is needed to withstand the severe scuffing from running in ruts and snagging roots and rocks. This tire has a strong nylon or polyester bias ply body with dual belts under the tread and wrap-a-round lugs. The sidewall lugs not only protect the sidewall but also provide extra traction when climbing out of ruts.

Size

 Weight

Ply Rating

 Sidewall
Ply

Skid Depth Tread Width O.D. C.S. Rim Max Infla. Max Load

29x10.50-15LT

 40

4

2/2

22/32

9.1

29.0

10.5

15x8

30

1495

30x11.50-15LT

 44

4

2/2

21/32

9.7

29.6

12.0

15x10

30

1700

31x13.50-15LT

58

6

 4

24/32

11.6

30.75

13.0

15x8-10

30

1965

32x11.50-15LT

55

6

 4

23/32

9.9

31.6

11.4

15x8

45

2530

33x15.50-15LT

71

6

 4

23/32

12.3

33.1

15.2

15x10-12

30

2415

35x15.50-15LT

85

6

 4

25/32

13.1

34.8

15.4

15x10-12

30

2800

36x12.50-15LT

72

6

 4
 4

22/32

10.3

35.9

13.3

15x8.5-10

30

2720

38x12.50-15LT

84

6

 4

23/32

10.0

37.4

13.4

15x10

45

2700

38.5x14.50-15LT

89

6

 4

23/32

12.3

38.3

15.4

15x10-12

30

3370

32x11.50-16LT

58

6

 4

24/32

10.0

31.5

10.1

16x8

45

2435

36x12.50-16LT

79

10

 6

22/32

10.3

35.9

13.0

16x8.5-10

60

3640

33x15.50-16.5LT

66

6

 4

23/32

12.3

33.1

14.8

16.5x9.75-12

30

2510

35x15.50-16.5LT

76

6

 4

25/32

13.1

34.8

15.1

16.5x9.75-12

30

2915

36x12.50-16.5LT

75

6

 4

22/32

10.3

35.9

13.0

16.5x9.75

30

2850

36x12.50-16.5LT

80

10


 6
 

22/32

10.3

35.9

13.0

16.5x9.75

60

3640

38x12.50-16.5LT

83

6

 4

25/32

9.8

38.5

13.0

16.5x9.75

45

2700

38x12.50-16.5LT

85

10

 6

25/32

10.0

37.6

13.1

16.5x9.75

75

3845

38.5x14.50-16.5LT

84

6

 4

23/32

12.3

38.5

15.3

16.5x9.75-12

30

3540

36x12.50-17LT

75

10

 4

22/32

10.0

36.3

12.8

 17x10

60

3800


 

Manufacturer Info:

Interco Tire Corporation
2412 Abbeville Hwy
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone:  (800) 299-8000
www.intercotire.com

Interco Tire Corporation, is a Louisiana company that has evolved through three generations into a leader in the development of high performance tires for use on four wheel drive light trucks and all terrain vehicles. In 1968 Interco developed the first 78 series light truck tires which began the evolution in light truck tires we see today.

 

 

 

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Rating  Key - The star rating keys are specific to the terrain being rated in the review.  To the Top 
Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

Its trying but not doing too well.  You'd be better off choosing another for this terrain.

Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

This tire does very well in this terrain but its not the best tire available however still a very good choice.

This tire performs exceptionally well in this terrain.  Among the best suited for this terrain.

Size Availability - This is a one to three thumbs up snapshot rating where one mean poor selection, two means ok and three means great.  Check with suppliers or manufacturers for actual available sizes.  While this rating system is vague, we couldn't possibly list all available sizes with size selection changing over time.  Please see manufacturer for list of sizes in production.





Money Bags - This is an average cost scale based on an averaged advertised cost of this tire when compared to other tires.  One money bag represents the tire is typically one of the cheapest available while 5 money bags indicates that this tire is one of the most expensive.  Averages are based on the tires reviewed.

    
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