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Best compromise tires?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Jun 19, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Ok this is a really vauge post but give your opinion... I am buying 33's for my rig. Its my commute vehicle so swampers are kinda extreme. I do beat it a bit so all terrains are too wimpy. BFG mud terrains are my first choice so far, anyone have anyother suggestions. They need to be radial, good in snow(5 months a year) and civilized enough to cruise cross country, but agressive enough to go muddin' I'd like to see less than $150 a tire

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  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Mudkings are made by BFG. I have them in a 33". They are wearing even, and have done well in the mud and sand for me. I don't do much rock climbing so I can't tell you about the sidewalls holding up... I had them in the snow once when I went boarding and we had fun in the parking lot driving through places the plow built up and went over them fine! Some people dislike them, some people like me like them... but for $73 tires they kick tail! And if you are like me and can't afford something costly right now they work great! [​IMG]

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  3. 2Dogs

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    Big O XTs or Goodyear MT/R would be my choice.
    You can probably get close to that price with that size assuming you have 15" wheels.
    Solowookie is running the XTs
    I will be purchasing the MT/R (the NEW model).
    The tread pattern are remarkably similar...... The MT/Rs are getting good write-ups and you can see them on all types of vehicles in the mags.
    Go with a tire dealer that offers road-hazard insurance also.

    Dave

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  4. denver75k5

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    Ive run 31's and 35" Procomp Mud's and they really do good
    off and on road, also they seem to last about 2 years...

    Jeep Thing,? Ya i ran over one!
     
  5. dewey

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    for mostly street ie..something that won't hum you to death. I used dick cepek coyote's 33". They worked fine for beach sand, not so good in the mud, and good in the snow..(MA)

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    I was faced with the exact same question and I ended up with Big-O XT's... My second choice would have been ProComp MT's.

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    I say you get Swamper SSRs. I've got BFG Mud Terrains, and they're great, but they're not swampers.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I have some 35" Pro Comp MT's and they are whisper quiet.... almost too quiet for me... They sound like an AT (they are that quiet IMO) But man can they throw some mud and crude around. I haven't even got my front d-shaft in and I have been having a blast just slinging mud in 2wd w/ all this rain we have been having. I'd take a look into them.

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    I've got 31" Big O Hankook's, don't know if they come larger, they rock! Another tire I'm thinking of getting in the future is a Kelly MT. It's like a AT with bigger voids. I'm thinking that might be my 33" incher when I get them.
     
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    I went through something similar this past winter and went with the BFG AT/KO's. They work real good in the snow and ice, and pretty good in the mud. They wear like iron too. Just my .02

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    I'm running some ProComp ATs on my K30. They are great for street/snow/light mud and dirt. HOWEVER, after six months, I've got cracks starting around the bead area. These tires have less than a 1,000 miles and have never been aired down!! I talked with 4WPW (they own ProComp tires) and they are starting to give me the run around that this is "normal" I've run BFGs and Goodyears for more than 20 years nad have never seen this happen. You may or may not get lucky with a set of ProComps. These will be my first and last set of ProComps.
     
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    I am running 33" Dunlop MudRovers. I can't get thease sucker to wear out so I can step up to 35"SSRs! The MudRovers have been great! I have no complaints. I put thoes on my rig when I use to drive it to work everyday and now that I only use my rig for weekend worrier type stuff I'm going SWAMPER!!! yyyeeeeeeehhhaaaaaaaaaa

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  13. KENT

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    How much did you pat for the XT's. I checked Big O for a new set last week. Price was up from 145 each to 180. They must be getting popular or something.

    Kent

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