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DAMN!! DAMN!!! DAMN!!! I NEED HELP!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by StiffRide81, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. StiffRide81

    StiffRide81 Registered Member

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    OK.. I am really getting sick of this. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
    I cant decide on tires.... at all. I have an 81 K10 with 4" suspension lift plus 3" of body lift.... I dont mind trimming. But heres the problem. I priced out 36x14.5x15 TSL Radials... and best price on tires all by themselves was $1200.. that doesnt include getting new rims... and having all that stuff mounted and balanced, ect. I CANNOT afford to spend that kind of money! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif I need to know what kind and what size of tires to go with.. I dont want them to look small. And 35's are too small in any other brand other than Super Swamper. I know what 37x12x15 MTR are good tires.. and I think I could get a good deal on them.. but.. I was told that tall and skinny of a tire would be unstable on my truck.. IS THIS TRUE?? I dont want to roll it...(as fun as it might be /forums/images/icons/smile.gif ) I want some tires that are going to look good on that bad boy and do GREAT in SNOW AND MUD! PLEEEEEAAASSSSEEE HELP ME!!! ANYBODY>>>
    Who makes a nice big tire that will fit my truck that doesnt end up costing me $1500!!! I cannot spend this!!!
    All said and done I dont want to spend more than $1000! (the rims I am buying are 35 bucks each!) Thank you...
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    LMAO!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif Don't wanna spend the big bucks, huh? /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Take out the body lift and throw some 33" tires on instead. That will save your budget! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Buy used. There's always someone selling 36's cause he wants 40's....that's what I do. I picked up 5 38x12.5x16 TSLs on black 16x10s with 2 trips on them for $800 cash. Oh yeah, grooved too.

    Didn't anyone tell you this is a fawking expensive hobby?
     
  4. StiffRide81

    StiffRide81 Registered Member

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    Of course I knew it was expensive.... But I always try and find a good deal... and that is why I posted... so maybe.. if someone who knew about a good deal.. go fill me in.. instead of doing what the rest of the world does... run out.. that day .. dump 2 grand on tires. I cant see spending 2 grand on tires that last 20K miles at best. I will spend A GRAND though /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Thanks for the idea though... I am lookin around (EBAY) but havent found anything yet.
     
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    keep on the for sale boards here. and pirate4x4.com
     
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    Nice e-mail you sent to me. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    I priced out 36x14.5x15 TSL Radials... and best price on tires all by themselves was $1200.. that doesnt include getting new rims.

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    Where are you looking?? Those are $240 each everywhere I have looked.
     
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    not only that but they have to be the worst snow tires ever created, and they dont last at all.
    new 37s are overpriced huge, go 35 MT.
    it is stupid to build a ride for over 35" tires.
    it becomes very unpractical and incredibly $$$
     
  9. Pure Insanity

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    Forget radials and get regular TSLs. Thatll drop the cost some. I have regular TSLs on mine and they ride fine. It aint no Cadillac ride, but rides damn good I think. (and anyone thats ever riden w/ me)
     
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    Hey M_J, He's in Illinois, that means few rocks, lotsa mud and snow. The taller the tire the better in those conditions, especially mud. If he was going to see serious rock work then 37 would be the tallest you would want.
     
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    I agree with pureinsanity. Why would you want a radial tire that big? The ride isn't that terrible after a few miles, and they last a pretty long time if you keep the pressure in check to your specific vehicle. Prices are better too, that's why I went Bias.
     
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    swampers blocks dont mix with snow though

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    and do GREAT in SNOW AND MUD

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    Thats a good possibility mj. Living in Fla I have NO clue how they react to that element. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Bald swampers are even worse in snow.../forums/images/icons/wink.gif/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    I guess a new swamper could be siped or grooved for better snow traction though...

    Rene
     
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    Or in our case down here lotsa rain.
     
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    They're OK in the rain as long as you drive normally. I guarantee you we get more rain here than you do.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
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    Ill have to take your word for that Rene. But we get rain you can just about set your watch by. LOL!
     
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    Sorry M_J forgot that they werent' siped.

    Hey PI, what's wrong with tthe 9-10" we get a year out west? /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Hey PI, what's wrong with tthe 9-10" we get a year out west?

    [/ QUOTE ] HAHAHAHAHAHA! We got 5 inches in 1 storm last week!!!
     

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