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35" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. laketex

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    35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    But just barely, sandwiched in between the seat and tailgate. No rattles or squeaks as of yet. This is a brand new 35x12.50x15 MT/R on a 15x8 steelie rim at 35 psi. Just thought I might pass this tidbit of information on...

    Bryan
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    I used to keep my tire outside of the truck. Now I keep it inside, since I was modfying my bumper. I'll tell you this much, that tire uses up some huge amount of space! Plus, if you get a flat, you have to remove all that junk out of the back of your truck just to get the tire off...
     
  3. laketex

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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Yeah, I plan on building bumpers and getting it back out back next year, but for now it needed to go inside and this will have to do. I'm having a toolbox built that will take up the rest of the back end anyways....
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    35x12.50 BFG does, too. That's all I've got to add.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Not to hyjack, but why do you run 12.50 tires on an 8" wide wheel? I did for a while and after going with the 10s I'd never go back to 8.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Personal preference.

    I like the narrow look and with 4.25" BS the tires tuck all the way under the fenders. It's also harder to roll a bead off the rim with the narrower rim. Marginally, but I'll take what I can get. I just sold a set of 15x10s cause i just didn't like them.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    I like the look, its easier to air down lower and keep the bead in place, it keeps the tires under the truck w/ stock backspacing, and I have 11 of them. That's all I can think of right now.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    not to hi-jack... but why the FFAAWWKK must you reply to EVERY friggin post with some BS comment? Each to their own. Thats all it is.

    What do you have to say to me for running hummer rims on my 42x15" TSLs?

    -Dan
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    I was simply curious, that's all. I tried both setups and I prefered the 10s. I like a lot of backspacing too and I keep my tires tucked under pretty good. My friends, on the other hand...they like 14" wide wheels and about 3" of BS so they can have 12" of tire sticking out. That's not my cup of tea at all.

    My 38s tuck under pretty nice on the 10s that I currently run. I think I'd rather see them on 12s but they're tood damn expensive for me.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

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    What do you have to say to me for running hummer rims on my 42x15" TSLs?

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    I think they should hit the trail once in a while instead of burning holes in your driveway! What do you think of THAT BS comment?
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Get that K10 of yours to Bryan's BBQ Meet and Greet in November, and I'll have one of those same tires burn a hole in your hood! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I don't think you got it in you though... but WHO KNOWS. Maybe you'll shock us all. [​IMG]

    -Dan
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Nah, I'll show up, what's the big deal? I wasn't being an ass about it at all anyway.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    I guess its all in the interpretation now, isn't it Tim?

    -Dan
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Wow, thats interesting. And lucky. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I had 32's on my '83, and the tire/wheel spare fit no problem. On my current truck (the '86 body) I can barely fit the 31" spare tire back there.

    Probably a lot to do with advertised and actual tire diameter I guess. There's obviously not that much variation in the body.

    No way I could EVER put a 33" spare on a stock wheel on the mount. (and yes, my gate is adjusted correctly)
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Why can't we just hold hands and sing Kum-by-ya, or however the hell you spell it. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    I was only kidding anyway because laketex always razzes him about his truck sitting in the driveway.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

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    I was only kidding anyway because laketex always razzes him about his truck sitting in the driveway.

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    yeah, but it is one thing for them two to razz each other since they help each other on their trucks, and another thing for someone they don't know to start razzing them about it, especially someone that seems to take a perverse delight in trying to be a smartass in all replies that he makes
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    It's all good I've already invited him to go wheeling and his truck is down and in his driveway that's why I'm giving him [darn] because I think it'd be cool to take them out to my buddy's farm where I've been 4 wheeling for a few years.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Another thing to make them fit that I had forgotten about since I've been driving the '73 for the past year and it's a two seater. To get the BFG 35 to fit; 1) it's not new, about 25% tread left, 2) it will not fit if you use the disc that is made to go over the center hole, you need to put the stud through one of the lug holes, 3) the back seat is *almost* impossible to latch.
     
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    Re: 35\" MT/R does fit on a stock tire carrier

    Well it's been a long time since I've seen a tire carrier in action. I did not put the disk over the center hole either, just used it as a backing plate and jacked the lug bolt around till it was right for both backseat and tire carrier, then tightened everthing down. The tire is SANDWICHED in between seat and tailgate, but no rattles and no worries!
     

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