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Hummer tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by slider, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. slider

    slider 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone running Hummer tires? I have a chance to pickup a set cheap 36x12.50x16.5 Wrangler II's. How do they ride and wear? I know that they are Bias ply and probley will flatspot after sitting but I can live with that if they wear good. Thanks for the help. Slider
     
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    surpip has a couple sets of those he runs.
     
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    someone has to run these, sirpip anyone???????
     
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    I have had a few sets. got them for free so I can't complian too much.
    They will flat spot but not that bad even after sitting for a few weeks. It goes away within a few miles.
    The tread life seems to be pretty short lived, even when properly inflated.
    Offroad, they are not the greatest tires but they do work.
     
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    only if they are dirt cheap, I have an old set on my 77 and I dont like them.
     
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    Hummvee take offs are always cheap. I have picked up (8) of them and (4) 8-bolt beadlock hummvee rims w/runflats lately and I only have $250 in the lot.
    They are workable, and much better than a typical all-terrain. For me, I bought them to run while I do other mods and save up for Swampers.

    They're a go-between tire. Cheap, and will get decent traction. It sounds like you just want to spend as little as you can to get something that will work.....and this tire is it.
     
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    I ran these tires for about a year. They were OK, decent traction, not too rough, not to loud. There are a good transition tire. If you live in a cold climate, they get real hard in freezing temps and become very slick. Not good on ice at all. I guess it just depends on your uses.
     
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    how about the 37" humvee tires? those seem better looking
     
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    Sorry for the confusion, those ARE the tires that I ran, the 37" ones...even though they really aren't much taller than a 35. After the 37s, I switched to the 38" Dirt Grips and they seemed huge in comparison.
     

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