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38.5 or 39.5.... choices?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTChevy, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. MTChevy

    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I got an e-mail today and i need 1 more click to finalize my order. My choice was 39.5 TSL's/// now im beginning to think. With my 4 inch lift and some flexing, would the tires be rubbing against the wells on my box? (85 K10) I already took the inner fenders out of the front and am ready for trimming. I also plan on adding some zero rates. This is a street, trail, mud truck. are the TSL's my best bet? Thanks in advance
     
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    38.5 is a probably plenty of tire. I'd go with TSL's for all around use
     
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    with 4.25 backspacing my 37X12.5s rub on the inside of the inners in the rear. I also run a 5 leaf 56 with no overload.

    Ira
     
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    I like the looks of a 39.5 way better than the looks of a 38.5. I say get the 39.5's and do whatever you need to to get them to fit. The 39.5's are over an inch taller and have the same tread width.

    Where did you decide to order from?



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  5. MTChevy

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    tyres1.com
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Get the new tires mounted up and go out wheeling with us...I need some more full size guys to wheel with. The jeeps are too little...
     
  7. MTChevy

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    mouse id love to go wheeling before i leave for school. All i need to do is get the rear end U-bolted and bleed the brakes and im pretty much ready to go
     
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    if you are going to get a tire smaller than 39... get SXs... if you want bigger than 38.5, I'm all about the TSL. :thumb:

    j
     
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    If you get the 38.5's they'll always look small to you. (knowing you could have had 39.5's)

    Hell, I went from bald 36" TSL's to the 39.5's and within a week I was second guessing myself thinking I should have gone 42's right away. :doah:

    Oh yeah, the trick to preventing tire rub is to move the front diff forward 1.5" and pound the firewall/floor seam flat.

    My rear tires do rub the inner fenderwells hard when stuffed, but it's a pretty smooth area so it doesn't hurt the tires at all.

    Rene
     
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    yeah, 42s are the ultimate goal for my rig. Not gonna throw down that coin until my 39.5s are near bald tho. :thumb: 44s are cool, but unless I start working out, I'd rather not have 200+ pound tires to change on the trail.

    j
     

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