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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    need air if you dont drive your truck for about a week?
    like does it kinda lump ar the bottom a lil bit.. not much but noticible upon scrutiny

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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    Might, might not... see how much is in them and if they are low fill em up. If they sat they might have a flat spot. But once you drive they warm up and should round out fine... [​IMG]

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    Radials don't get flat spots. More than likely valve stem leaking or bad seal around rim. Also check for screws in tires etc. As for how much that depends on how bad leak is.
     
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    It is normal for radial tires to have a small lump or bulge at the bottom when properly inflated. My advice is to buy a pressure gauge and check them..............
     
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    Yep. Bulge on radials is not an indication of a flat. Rim on pavement is : )

    Check them with a tire pressure gauge.

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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    From what I remember (which sometimes isn't that much [​IMG]), radials are designed to have a small bulge where the tire meets the ground. This gives the tire a better contact patch over a bias ply without having a "flat spot". Too large a bulge could mean inadequate air pressure too, so be careful. Check the sidewall for Maximum inflation PSI cold. You can run slightly below that, but do not exceed.

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    When I was cleaning my wheels last weekend I noticed that the valve stems were bubbling around the base. These are probably old stems (metal) so I stupidly tried to tighten them down. Now they look like they were leaking more. So I back off the nut a little to reduce the pressure on the seal. Is there anything I can add to the tires to stop the slow leak or just dis-mount the tires and replace the valves then rebalance the tires?
     
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    As long as you don't remove the tire or spin it on the rim there is no need to rebalance it. You can probably bust the tire from the bead near the valve stem and reach in there to replace the seals on your valve stems. If you need to remove the tire just mark where the tires lines up in relation to the valve and wheel weight.

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    well at least they are metal. I learned my lesson about not replacing valve stems when you do tires, valve stem decided to "fail" while I was doing 60. Luckily only cost me the crummy 32" tire I was running.

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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    I took it to a shop and they said the valve stem was leaking but their machine was too small to work put 35" tires back onto the rim after they take it off to put replace the valve.. Damn.

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    Cut it off, push the rest inside the tire, then buy a snap in valve stem that can be inserted from the outside and you're good to go.

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    Get the valves replaced. Any competent shop should have a Coats machine that can handle a 35. If not, check the truck tire places (i.e. Freightliner) Do it right the first time and you won't have to keep wondering if it's gonna let loose on you.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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