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34x9.5x15 tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Oct 23, 2001.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    TSL 34" tires. Just wondering if you guys had any experience with these. I was thinkin a 4" lift and those tires on 8" rally's. I know the are kinda narrow, but just gettin ideas.
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    I really like them on a lighter vehicle, cut down to the bottom real nice. But, on a Blaer I am thinking they may be a little too narrow. I consider the 38.5x11 Boggers sometimes, but I am hesitant for the same reasons.

    Ken H.

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    I guy in our club has a set of these mounted on 15x8 rims on his '97 TJ (Jeep Wrangler). He had a set of the 33x9.50 BFG muds before he bought the TSL's. While the BFG's looked really skinny, the Swampers look a lot wider in comparison probably because of the huge side lugs. Last time I talked with him he was really happy with the performance on the trail. The Jeep is strictly a trail rig and gets flat towed to the trail most of the time so he doesn't have much experience with them on the road.
     
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    Probably make great snow tires.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  5. RedDwarf

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    Skinny tires rule the trail. Get em.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Do you know of any company that makes a 33x10.50 that would fit on a 16.5 rim for my K20?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/bigkern76>http://www.geocities.com/bigkern76</a>
     
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    33x13.50x16, not a 16.5 though.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 90blzr on 10/24/01 05:43 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Why not go with a 34x10.5x15, 16, or 17 Swamper LTB? Not much wider than a 9.5, but a little. They are new and they are an improved version of the TSL. If you look at one you can tell its a TSL, but there are slight differences. They are bias, just like the TSL too. They are supposed to come out with a radial version of the LTB, but not for some time.
    Swamper has come out with couple new tires, inluding the LTB and the TRxus M/T and the STS All Terrain. They also have a couple new motocross tires out.
    Check out the LTB:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.intercotire.com/html/ltb.htm>http://www.intercotire.com/html/ltb.htm</a>

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 90blzr on 10/24/01 05:49 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    9/32-16.5" Buckshot Mudder. They actually measure a true 33" tall. A little narrower than you wanted @ a nominal 9.4" but they are great tires, good life, great traction in mud. They should fit your stock wheels fine.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Someone mentioned side lugs being prominent, but I looked at 9.5" wide BFG's (for my 8" rims) and since the actual tread isn't 9.5" wide, the bulge in the center looked horrible. if I had attempted to wheel, anything I cleared with tread (like a small pointy rock) would have hit the overhanging sidewall.

    Unless it was a true 9.5" wide at the tread, I would say 10.5" is the narrowest you are going to want to run on 8" wheels.

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    You are probably talking about my previous post in regards to the side lugs......I was referring to the TSL's and NOT the BFG tires. Yeah, the 33x9.50's looked too narrow to be on the 8" rims, though the 34x9.50 TSL's looked okay.
     
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    Yep, exactly..if the side lugs on non-BFG 9.5's are much more prominent, I think I'd be less concerned that the sidewall would be exposed. With the 9.5" BFG's though, if the air in the tire got low, the tread width was so narrow, it appeared the rim could bite into the sidewall.

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     

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