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best off-road tire combo...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hey gang. I am gonna be buying a set of off-road only tires before Moab this summer. i was thinking about going with the standard TSLs up front and boggers in the rear. This was until I realized that they dont make a 39.5" bogger for 15" rims any narrower than 18". =( I'd rather run a tire that was closer to 15" nominal width (and the same width front/rear). Any suggestions? I want to run 39.5s...or *maybe* 38.5s. I do mostly trail driving (generally muddy/slick trails here in the north-wet!) and wanna do some rocks as well. Not really into hard-core mud-bogging (suspension isnt made for it), or sand. These would be for off-road only, so road-manners aren't really relevant. Bias or radial would work...I'm thinking bias just because they are cheaper. ;) should I just get some TSLs and be happy or what?

    J


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  2. SkulzNBonz

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    I've got BFG MT's and am extremely happy w/ them. Not sure if they make them in 38's or 39's. The next set of tires I buy will be the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R though. They are kind of pricey, so I had better start saving now.

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    I'd go with the 39.5 bias TSL's

    They only make BFG m/t's to 35".

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  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    AFAIK none of the standard MT tires (bfg, procomp, MTRs etc) are made that big. Pretty much a interco monopoly there. Dang it, if they only made a 39.5x15x15 bogger I'd be sooooo SET! =) I bet Interco would make me a couple... of course they'd prolly want $1000 a pop for a custom tire. doh! ;)

    J


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  5. Triaged

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    Why do you want to run boggers in just the rear? They have very little lateral support. They are just made to go straight! Why not go w/ SX's front and rear?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  6. tRustyK5

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    I'm going with 38.5 TSL/SX's all around to replace my TSL slicks I have now. They look to be about the most aggressive tire out there and from what I've heard they are tough as nails!

    An alternative is the 39.5 TSL and custom groove them like ORD's were done...I wouldn't go with boggers unless 90% of what you do is deep mud.

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    If I had an off road only rig I would get a set of TSL/SXs.I dont think I have ever heard of anyone killing that type of tire.

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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I wish they'd make 44s that were 10 inches wide personally. I don't care for wide tires.

    Tim
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  9. 55Willy

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    38.5 14.5 15 tsl sx's..
    boggers are for more of a straight line. if you really want boggers only get them in the rear and run tsls up front.
     
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    Those would look insane, look like bicycle tires or somethin

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    You know, I keep hearing people telling me about the side sliding with boggers. Three seasons with boggers and I'm still waiting for this to happen to me. I run slick/muddy trails.

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    My friends use to run boggers on thier Toys and went back to BFG's cus in the sand they just wanted to dig in. BTW you're also running a heathy big block so you have the ability to power out of stuff that a smaller truck with a closer to stock motor would have problems with. Just my 2 cents



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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    why groov'em? is that hard to do? or is it the kinda thing u have a tire shop do for ya? if so, how much $$$$$?

    J
     

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