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Great Deal on tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tch777, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. tch777

    tch777 1/2 ton status

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    Just a quick post for everyone, that can save you a ton of money on tires. Neb trire
    I just ordered a set of these in 255/85/R16 size today for my Powerstroke. They are mostly Wildcounrty tires. If you look at the picutes I ordered the tread pattern that is 3rd from the left, it is called a TXR. 306 bucks shipped to my door and another 60 to get them mounted and balanced locally. There are 10 guys in the diesel forum I frequent that have ordered from them and they love these tires. When the BFGs on the Sub wear out I will be going to the 315/75/R16 on 16 inch rims for it instead of 35 x 12.5 x 15.

    Tim
     
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    Wow. 35's for $61.50? Even for 16' and 16.5" wheels.
     
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    Just for your info those WILD COUNTRY TXR tires are a Les Schwab tire and are great tires!!They are a Pacific Nw based tire chain. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    *right click, save as*
     
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    can you get pics of them when they come in? I like the prices, but am looking for something kinda aggressive like a bfg m/t. Kinda hard to tell from the pics on that page. Thanks!

    Bryan
     
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    "Like New" tires? They better not be full price. Remember you get what you pay for, I've got some of those Wild Country M/Ts, you want to buy them? You can say you fit a 33x12.50 on a stock height K5, they are smaller (accual height) than a 32x11.50 BFG.
     
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    255/85/R16 size today for my Powerstroke

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    my psd has 265/85/16 stock so take a look it my be too small /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    how big are 315/75R16 are the like 34 or 35
     
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    cool thanks
     
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    Oh yeah, I missed that "Like New" part. That's important.
     
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    The guys I talked to in person said the tires had the name wild country ground off but the tires had never been mounted and still had the little rubber "nubs" on the tread area. So like new is what they called them to. I will post a picture of them when I get them in.

    Tim
     
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    78GMCJimmy,
    Yes these are the tires that Les Schwab sells, but they are made by www.multimiletires.com and a couple other companies. Check out the web site for a better look at the tires and the actual specs on sizes. They are under Light Truck Radials.

    Laketex,
    The TRX tires are more like the BFG ATs in terms of tread style. Wildcountry mudder style is the RVT. The web site has a better picture of each.

    Ramjet_gmc,
    The PSD had stock tire size 235/85/R16 = 31.75 x 9.25 x 16.
    265/75/R16 = 31.90 x 10.5 x 16.
    255/85/R16 = 33.05 x 10.05 x 16.
    So the tires I ordered are a little narrower than yours and a little taller. I could have fit the 315/75/R16 on mine but I really want 10 inch wide rims for that.


    Tim
     
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    name wild country ground off but the tires had never been mounted and still had the little rubber "nubs" on the tread area

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    If that is the case then I wonder why it was done. Maybe they are blems??? It is a super low price if that is the case, however you would still be stuck w/ Wild Country tires.
     
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    That is right some are Blems too. I asked around a lot and the vast majority of the people who ran Wildcountry tires really liked them. I am a member of the diesel forum www.thedieselstop.com and the guys from the Washington and Oregon area love them. One of the members I asked about them got 80,000 trouble free miles from his set of TXRs in 315/75/R16. Which for the money if I get 30,000 miles I will be pleased.

    Tim
     
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    If they work in your part of the country go for it. I was not impressed w/ the M/Ts performance here in the south. I have not measured any of the Metric sizes but the 33s & 35s both run way small.
     
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    yeap, i paid 150$ for my 3K miles old Bridgestone Dualler H\T's then i had to put them on which took me 5 hours because i was useing a old mechanical machine, and i had to take the duallers off the rims they were on, because i didnt like them, and take my old tires off the rims and then put the duallers on my rims, on a 90 degree day with a nice light humidity in the air, sucked. but i got em on, yea there are good deals on tires out ther, /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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