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i'm about to buy swampers and i have some questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    is it ok to mount bias plied tires on regular steel wheels? and will a 13" wide tire mount up on an 8" rim ok, or should i get 10" rims? and are bias plied tires louder than radials on the road?

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    Yes you can mount bias plies on steel wheels. Yes they will fit on 8" rims and yes they are much louder on the street than radials. I have 38-12.50-15 on 8" wheels and have never had any trouble at all with them.

    J:(P it's what's for dinner!
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    my jimmy had swampers on it when i got talk about loud
    amp and two 12" speakers couldn't cover road noise,
    sold them to my buddy and he loves them
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    You think regular TSL's are loud... try BOGGERS!! Hey <font color=blue>muddysub</font color=blue> what size are you going with?

    Rod
    Alameda, CA
    85 K5 6"ProComp 35"Boggers... and it's still not BIG ENOUGH!!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/K5Jungle>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/K5Jungle</a>
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    scott, I personally would go with 10 inch rims because I think it will look better(wider sidewalls). Yes you can mount bias ply tires to steel rims, when did you ever have doubts of that.

    Adam
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    i'm goin with 33x13-16s

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    why not run the manufacturers recommended rim width?
     
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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    Those tires are really just 33x12.50"s, and 8" rims are fine.
    I think they recommend 8-10"

    Go with the 8"


    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Re: i\'m about to buy swampers and i have some questions

    yeah i kinda think they are, but interco is trying to sell them under a different name. but 33x13-16 is what it says on their site and in the magazines so that's what i'll say.

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 33s, tbi350
     

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