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250 bones a tire for 36X13.50 irok radials... 36x12.50 tsl swamper lookin better

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    I called my local 4x4 shop to check the price on these things and he tells 250 a tire. That being said im starting to like the 36x12.50 swamper tsl radials a little more.

    Which of the two would last longer? Would i have rubbing with a 6 inch lift on an 88 k5? I currently run 35x12.50s with minor rubbing on the front but only because the trim on the corner is hangin down.
     
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    If your current 35's are rubbing, then I'm willing to bet that a larger 36" will also rub.


    Hmmmmm..... is that what you're really asking? :crazy:



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    my buddy justin is runnin 38"s with a 6" lift and the only thing that he rubbs is the wheel wells but its nothing a sawza want fix. just chop the wheel wells and you will be fine.:grind: :hack: :weld: :k5:
     
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    250 bucks a tire for a 36" IROK?

    The last set of 39.5" IROK I sold went for $1000 shipped.

    Bias is where it's at.:grin:
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    they just rub in the front at full atriculation but its only because the chrome trim hangs down... they don't actually touch the wheel well.


    My rig is a dd so i want something that will last as long as possible and give me good capability on the trail.

    which is a better tire? grip, cleaning, etc?
     
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    I'm running 36"x12.50 tsl radials on 4" lift and no rubbing but then again I cut my fenders....
     
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    i'd think a radial TSL would last longer onroad. irok's are awesome, but it seems like the tread pattern is pretty spread out. which would make it wear faster on pavement, plus i think they are a softer compound rubber. im sure the irok's clean a little better, grip a little better etc., but if you want them to last as long as possible, the TSL isnt that far behind in trail performance. just my .02 tho.:D
     
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    I want the iroks more than carmen electra......hold on, i take that back, maybe not that much but its all about how much $$$ im willing to throw down when tire time rolls around, no pun intended.
     
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    rubbing mostly depends on tire and wheel width... if your friend runs an 8" wheel and you have a 12" your gonna rub.

    how wide are your rims and tires?
     
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    I don't know what width the rims i run now are but i want to put the new set on 15x10 beadlocks. I thought backspacing and tire width were the factor not rim width.... i mean a 13.50 wide tire on a 8" rim should rub the same as a 13.50 wide tire on a 12" shouldn't it?

    right now i run 35x12.50 on a 16 inch rim, don't know how wide.
     
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    rimwidth makes a pretty big difference.if you have one set of wheels, say 10" wide with 4" backspacing, then there is 6" sticking out past wheel centerline. on a 8" wheel with the same 4" BS, then there will be 4" past centerline. when your wheels are moving left and right while turning, its swinging more tire outside of centerline, and right into your fenders.



    just a thought, i've read somewhere when they convert wheels for beadlocks, it actually widens the effective width of the tire beads. so a 15x10 might end up being 15x11-12.
     

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