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help me chose the tire size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    My tax return check has arrived so help me choose the tire size,heres my choices.


    39.5x13.5x16.5 IROK
    39.5x15x16.5 TSL
    42x15x16.5 TSL
    44x??x16.5 TSL


    if you look at my webshots pics you'll see I have plenty of fender trimming:D so I know I could clear 44"s however my truck flexes pretty good and I dont want to lose any flex if the tires are going to hit the cab.

    the truck has 6" TC front springs,a zero rate,and ORD's shackles
    the rear is stock springs and an echobit shackle flip with no shocks:D
    anywho I need a large tire for both the deep florida mud,and flex for the limerock too.

    what would you run?
     
  2. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    38"s are always a safe bet. no rub and not too small. but a litle off topic i think you sould schim that rear end on big blue before you blow that U joint if its not all ready going.
     
  4. k5floyd

    k5floyd 1/2 ton status

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    39.5" iroks for sure, but if you feel you can fit 42s fine then maybe 42" iroks?
     
  5. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    why shim the rear? I've never had any vibes or problems so far and I've had this setup for over a year and it gets heavy abuse.


    42"s is what Im thinking but I need at least a 15" width for a wider footprint in the mud. I've heard IROKs arnt too good on the road? anyone have any problems with iroks and tread life?
     
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    i think i'd go with the 42x15's. alot easier to fit than the wider 44's.
     
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    42" Iroks
     
  8. Silver84k5

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    dude your from florida... theres no question. 44 boggers.

    only thing is... Do you have the engine to spin em? and is this a trailer rig? Competion Cut the rear tires.
     
  9. MUD JUNKIE

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    I got a pretty nice 350 that could turn them with a little help from 5.13 gears

    boggers would be the way to go,but I drive it on the street,aint no trailer queens over here:cool1:

    if they only made a 42" bogger,I'd be happy. after I move the axle 1" forward I believe I can clear the 42"s without rubbing at full flex,besides I have MINOR fender trimming:grin:
     

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