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38.5x11 Boggers

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

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone see anyone using these on a heavy full size?

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    saw them on a Heep...looked REALLY narrow

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    Seen the 34x9s on a lot of Jeeps and they are REALLY narrow. Seem to do really well with them though.

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    Seen em on a K5 out at Sand Lake Oregon. I thought they looked pretty good...

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    We see a lot up here but just on trucks that are competing in bogs.Most of the guys go for the wide 39.5" bogger for street and weekend wheelin'.

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    they look too narrow. i wouldn't run em. just my 2 cents

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    I ran them for 1-1/2 years on my k5.
    The k5 had a 305.
    They worked fantastic.
    They don't weigh much and are narrow so the truck handled them fine.
    I liked them

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    Do you have any pictures of them on the full size Blazer?

    Thanks
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    Thats the idea. Real narrow with real nasty tread.
    Almost like tractor tires.

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    Can only find one

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    Like I said they worked great

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    Any problems with them popping off the bead. I know the little skinny 34s have that problem. And I dont know if I want to spend the cash for beadlocks.

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    They never popped off on me but i did mostly mud

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    Same here... almost all mud. And trail runs. No rocks and such.

    Sometimes some sand dunes, which I know they would suck in. Thats where I would air way down. My 39.5s I air down to 2-3lbs on the dunes.

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    Combo....

    What do you think about a 39.5 Bogger rear and a 38x11 front?

    I know strictly boggers sometimes do this. I am considering this also.

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    I don't know, I wouldn't do that.

    Depends what you got.

    When I had the 305- the 38.5x11 was perfect.
    Lighter tires, skinny- enough for the engine.

    Then I went to the 40" boggers.
    I found I needed more power to turn these.

    I upgraded to a 468 big block and put 44" boggers.

    Combo is perfect

    Like I said , in the mud those 38.5x11 boggers worked for me.
    The only thing ... was everyone I wheeled with called them gay boggers or pizza cutters . When I went through the mud with them .. they shut up.

    They look a bit on the skinny side but they work

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    Well, I have the power... also a 468 BBC.

    Probably I will just stick with the 39.5 TSLs in the front. Less chance a breaking than with the 39.5 Boggers in the front.

    Ken H.

    Lots of guys in my club are starting to run the skinny tires. And seem to do real good. But, non of the full size guys are yet.



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    You've got a 468? Awesome.

    Go with boggers.
    It's a major difference

    Youll rip through those holes

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    468
    350 trans
    205 transfer
    14 bolt detroit rear
    10 bolt front, for maybe one more year
    39.5 Boggers rear TSLs front

    All in a rust free Georgia '85 K-5

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    Sounds nice :)

    That front 10 bolt would be the only concern but as you mentioned you will be upgrading. With the torque of the 468 I can see you snapping it in half.

    I know a couple of guys that run the tire combo and like it.

    Personally, I prefer the boggers- period. 44's

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