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49" IROC's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by vince13, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. vince13

    vince13 1/2 ton status

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    49\" IROC\'s

    has anyone priced out the new 49 inch IROC swampers yet and if so how much. curious as too if i should cancel my order of the 44's and get them. if the price isn't too much more.
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Give them a call.

    Tires

    I think you will need one hell of a lift for those! 6 inches would not cut it.
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    the 39.5 look pretty tempting with that price
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    just called and they told me 465.95 per tire american. so not too bad at all, and thats for the 49x21x17
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Get em vince! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Then take me for a cruise /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    <font color="green"> You planning on running those things on 1 ton axles? I think you might have breakage issues if you're doing anything more than mall wheelin. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif </font>
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Not too bad???????
    That's 2 g's in rubber alone ... forget the fact that you'll have to run deuce and a half Rockwell's to keep from snapping your one tons like twigs...
    That being said, I'd take 'em in a heartbeat!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Also, where would your go to balence them?
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    You dont balance bias ply tires that are that large.

    Ken H.


    quote]Also, where would your go to balence them?

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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

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    You dont balance bias ply tires that are that large.

    Ken H.


    quote]Also, where would your go to balence them?

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    why cant you get them balanced?
    there is a guy local here that does tractor trailer tires and farm equipment... i asked him about balancing 40" hawgs... he said he could balance any size you wanted.....??!! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    You can. I just never have. Bias ply always flat spot after sitting. After I run them a little... they even them selves out just fine. Most everyone I run with does this same thing. With larger tires that is.
    Some of the big ones... you are going to have to add lbs to even those suckers out.
    Thats why there is a trend going to putting 'stuff' inside tires to balance them.

    Ken H.
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Did you get a weight on those? (#'S)
    I ran some guessing numbers and came with that thier 70 lbs lighter a piece than the xml's
    Gorrilla
    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif to toob /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    If a Super Duty wheeling pretty hard on 1 tons with those XML's on Upper Helldorado can go through it and only bust a stub shaft because of a bad steering box....I think they might cut it...Not to mention the Powerstroke makes slightly more torque to put stress on the drivetrain than the engines in our trucks...
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Didn't they say that thing has been through a ridiculous number of axles since then?

    IMO, running 48/49" tires on 1 a D60 would be similar to a 37-38 on a D44. Completely out of it's league. You might get away with it for easy trail rides in a relatively light rig with light torque applications, but as soon as you get serious, BANG!

    Big tires are great, but reliability is more important to me... I'll never go beyond 42s on a D60 (maybe 44s if they come out with a narrower width) and I have a buggy about as light as you can make a full size, plus 35 spline stubs, forged joints, and slugs...
     
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    Re: 49\" IROC\'s

    Well I think Vinces K5 is more of a show truck/light wheeler and the Burb is more the hardcore wheeling rig so for the Blazer the 1 tons will hold fine.

    He mentioned to me something about having the biggest truck in town this summer The 49's will definitly help with that /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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