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39.5 IROKs w/ 4" lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by spuul, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. spuul

    spuul Registered Member

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    Anyone here running 39.5 IROKs w/ a 4" lift? Just curious how they are wearing. I drive to the trails and want the best of both worlds(traction,streetability). I have 37" MT OZ on the k5 now and want a little more clearance under the pumpkin. I am running a 14FF rear, and a D60 up front.
     
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    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    I belive that mudhog runs 39.5 irok's with 2.5 inch lift...
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes i run 40in iroks with a 2.5in lift they wear ok mine lasted for 2 years on my daily driver i love mine
     
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    you runnin the radials or bias ply? i need tired for mine and i really like the IROKs. heard great things about them too.
     
  5. spuul

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    I will most likely run the bias due to their strength-knowing I will suffer a little on the highway. I was told by local 4x tire/parts store that the IROk tires wear very fast and this is a bit of a concern considering I have a detroit in the 14ff. If anyone has a link w/ pics of their rig with the 39.5s that would be great.
     
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    spuul Registered Member

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    Mudhog

    Are you running bias or radial?
     
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    He is running bias and fully locked with detroits front and rear....and yes, this is on his daily driver
     
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    im running 39.5 bias iroks on my dd k5, locked front and rear. i love them! ive gotten up to 75mph on the highway and they were smooth, not even balanced. here is a pic

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    would you recomend going with the bias or the radials? a buddy of mine has a set of the radials on his j@@p and they are pretty sweet. but the bias ply are cheaper...
     
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    Here is my rig 39.5. They are soft and leave black marks everywhere. mine aren't balanced and I cant get up to about 50 without problems...

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    All super swampers are soft and leave a mark, that is why they wear quick and that is why they are so good for traction.
    :D
     
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    are those 20's? :doah:
     
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    Nice K5s

    Thanks Muddybuddy, and GPNjuice nice pics of your K5s. Mudhog, do you have any pics of your K5 on this page? With 4" of lift I figured on putting at least a 2" body lift and serious trimming to get those 39.5 IROKs on my K5. I still want my rig to have something resembling articulation.
    Thanks.
     
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    I have 4" suspension and 1" body, and I had to trim a good bit behind the front tire. These tires are also the worst riding interco tire that I have ever owned. I dont think they would last very long if you drove it on the street every day.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    mine are bias ply and i have detroits front and rear. i have a 2.5in lift and lots of triming and i can still max out a 23 degree rti ramp but my backspacing keeps the tires inside the fenderwell. yes there are pics of my rig in the gallery here on ck5
     
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    in the garage georgia gabe has pics of 4" lift and 42" iroks. ive got bias and im really pleased with their wear so far.
     
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    muddybuddy, how many miles do u have on your iroks? my 38" bias swapers are wearing really good so far and that's with a spool out back. I'm thinking about getting some 39.5 or 37 iroks next year.. most likely radials.

    sorry for the hijack...
     
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    ive put about 1500 miles on them, and so far they look good as new. i did get one of the sidewalls scratched up a good bit offroading first trip out:mad: but no problems with them, i love they way the handle on the trails. i considered the radials, but i couldnt justify the extra $60 a tire to get radials. i kinda wish i had gone with 17's and 42's, so i might try to sell these eventually
     

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