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any tire size over 35's that you can get decent milage out of?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

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    any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    i run bfg 35in mt's now but i want to go to 36-38in, obviously bfg is not a choice in that size, but, does anyone make a larger tire that will wear as good? thx--j.c. (i am getting a realistic 30-35k out of my bfg's!)
     
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    BFG's got a new 37x17 Mud Terrain, pretty pricy, though. National Tire and Wheel has them in their ad. A buddy of mine has a set of 40 inch Ground Hawgs on a 3/4 ton Chevy that he's had forever. I've always heard they last a long time. Radial Hawgs are available in 36's and 38's. Good luck.

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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    My bud's Hawgs still look new after 2 years. I believe I heard some good wear stories about Buckshot Mudders? Could be worth some research...I know they start out with some of the deepest tread made.

    9/11/01..Never forget...Never forgive
     
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    ground hawgs will last forever..well forever as far as mud tires are concerned.

    would you mind un-wedging your fullsize from between those trees? your blocking the trail.
     
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    Check out my webpage...the Hawgs on mine are old as dirt. Ride nice...for those big meats.....remember that they are going to thump, like any radial/bias ply, if let them cool down after a trip...Something you wont be used to f you are just coming off BFGs.

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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    Hawgs, Buckshots, or the Denman Coyote Radial if you're looking for a street tire. They come in true 36" tall.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    Keep in mind the bias tires will scream at you on the highway! It's cool for about the first week, then it's annoying. I love my BFGs...a little humm, but pretty much quiet.

    Tim
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    The Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip comes up to 38"s - but be prepared to spend alot for them.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    The noise is a function of tread design. It really doesn't have anything to do with the construction of the carcass.

    My TSL's are really not very loud, esp. when I roll up the window. This is partly because of all the different sized tread blocks. Ground Hawgs have all the same size tread lugs, so they all resonate together. This makes for a loud-assed tire.
    But, the harder compound makes them last a long time, so it's a trade-off.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    The loudest tires I ever owned were old Goodrich bias ply All-Terrrains - followed closely by Goodrich Baja T/A's - that huge block spacing makes for an interesting harmonic.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    Re: any tire size over 35\'s that you can get decent milage out of?

    <font color=blue>I've had my 36" TSL Radials for about a year and I've only lost about 1/16" of the tread. My truck is not daily and I dont know how many miles I have on them, so your results may vary
     

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