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Im going to be ordering my tires in the next cupple of days

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    Should i get bias or radial?
    im torn between the 39.5 and the 42 IROK's
    I have a 6 in lift, so im thinkin 42's might be a little to big., I will be dooing alot of rocks and i dont want to tip over yet(no cage)
    I am thinking i should go radial as i still drive it alot, and will be for a while
    Thanks for the help:D
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Why not get the 41" Radials?



    I'm thinking about a set and some 18" Teflon AR rims...
    :D
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all my swampers have been bias and the tread is more spread out also. and it saved me lots on green. if its a dd then first 1 mile or so is thumpy and thats it. but the longer it sits then the more thumps. mine sat for about 2-3 weeks and thumped for about 4 miles and all fine again.
     
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    buy bigger, then invest in a cage soon?
    radials if your on road lots(less wear, better ride) bias if you dont care about wear, and they will be rough.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Couldn't of siad it better. I'm kicking myself for only buying 35s right now. I want 37's or 38's now.
     
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    i really want the 42's but i just think it will be to tippy
     
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    One thing I noticed looking at pictures and reading posts over on PBB, the radials are more square and the bias have more of the donut thing going. Quite a few seem to prefer the bias for that reason.


    I'd go bigger. If you're investing in Iroks, especially radial, it's better to get the size you think you'll really want. That's a lot of money to spend and then later regret. From the other post on Iroks it sounds like a few guys wish they would have gone with 42s.
     
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    yea the bias iroks do look like donuts much more then the radials. i have been running a pair of bias 36s for about a year and i still have quite a bit more then 50% of the tire tread left. id say somewhere around 60-70%.

    the onroad ride is pretty sweet for a bias ply too. when i test drove them for the 1st time they were smoother then my old radials.


    :saweet:
     
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    The 42's have a deeper tread than the 39's. If you have the running gear to handle it go 42's.
     
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    Ya im all 1 tons so i should be fine, looks like im going with 42's and a big pack of saws all blades:D
     
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    I am going to do 40's on a 4" so you should be able to fit 42's on a 6"
     
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    Thanks for the help on a pretty newb question!!
    I wasent worried about them fitting, just worried about beeing a little to top heavy with my 6 in lift, i really want to wheel this thing, Im going to Frank raines in apr. so hopefully the tires will show up before than:D
     
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    Definately go 42's bias! Full tread depth is worth it!
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Only 1.25" difference in ride height from 39.5's to 42's...Don't forget to consider the height changes when ya air down.


    When ya gonna come back up here?
     
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    Ill call you tonight, im taking leave all next week so i can be up anytime after sunday:D besides its raining all this week:frown1:
     
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    Yah...get the 42's...
    You'll like the clearence...under your axles..

    I have a 6" lift and 44's...rolling isn't an issue with my rig.
    So..I wouldn't worry about tipping unless you have a 4" bodylift.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I just remembered, if ya click one of the links in mt sig, there's a pictures of my rig way back when most of the body was still there w/42's and right around 4-5" lift.
     

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