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35x12.5R16 or 315/75R16?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by AJMBLAZER, Oct 19, 2000.

  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Hey guys. Really starting to plan the solid axle conversion, and I'm thinking it'd be good to start picking tires. Thing is, I have 16x8 rims. So I need 35" tall tires for 16" rims. Got any recommendations or experiences? I don't have the cash to go over to 15" rims. I wish I did, then it'd be SIMPLE. NO MICKEY THOMPSONS, and it's my daily driver so no Super Swampers. I know of these:
    BFG AT's-cost a lot, any idea on when the MT's are coming out?
    Yokohama Geolander M/T's-hearing about fast wearing
    ProComp AT & MT- hearing that they aren't all that they are claimed to be
    Ummmmm....that's about it. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!

    1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, 3" Rancho, 285/75R16 on 16x8 Baja's[​IMG]
     
  2. BUDDY

    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    I got my 33" Mud Kings from Discount Tire for 108 each. I think the 35's were around 115-120 each. I LOVE THESE TIRES!!! I totally didn't expect them to be this good but they are super quiet on the highway, kick butt in the dirt or rock-crawlin', have an aggressive and tough tread pattern and can be studded for snow and/or ice. They are made by BFG under the Mud King name and are built the same except for the 2-ply side walls. I really don't have anything bad to say about them at all. I have heard equally good things about the Yoko's, but I don't have any so it's not the same.

    HTH,

    Buddy

    I've got my dream truck and it's a 72 K-5 that is getting there!!
     
  3. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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  4. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I talked to a guy (via internet)who had the Coyote Radials that National Tire & Wheel carry. Denman, the maker of the Ground Hawg makes them, they're available in 305/85/R16 (36" tall) and they are decently aggressive, have siping and wear well. Just another option.

    Good Luck
    Brian
    89KBlazer
     
  5. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    I have tried to buy these tires but they seem to be discontinued completely. They were made by BFG. Does anyone know of any sources by which they are still available. I never had any but I really believe that they were a good deal.

    '85 JIMMY
    '90 paint/grill/trim 5"susp 33/12.5/16.5
    Fresh 350 B&M '87 TH700
     

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