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Just lifted my new crewcab (Pic)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueBlazer, May 7, 2004.

  1. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    4" lift, gonna buy some 19.5 rims and 245/70R19.5 tires for it. What do you guys think?

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  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Re: Just lifted my new crewcab (Pics)

    The pic doesn't work /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  3. blueblaze

    blueblaze 1/2 ton status

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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I can see the pic and the truck looks great! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Not knocking your decision but why the 19.5" wheels? Just checking, want to make sure I haven't missed cool wheel knowledge. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    Picture works now /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. blueblaze

    blueblaze 1/2 ton status

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    Look's awesome... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. BlueBlazer

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    Because tires for 19.5 rims have been known to wear MUCH longer then lighter duty tires. They are made for medium duty trucks so they have much harder compounds and are capable of much higher loads. Put a tire like this on a 7000 lb truck and typically they get 75000-100000 miles out of a set (at least this is what I have read).
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Because tires for 19.5 rims have been known to wear MUCH longer then lighter duty tires. They are made for medium duty trucks so they have much harder compounds and are capable of much higher loads. Put a tire like this on a 7000 lb truck and typically they get 75000-100000 miles out of a set (at least this is what I have read).

    [/ QUOTE ] What he said. If I had a rig like that I'd do the samething.
     
  9. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Makes perfect sense when you think about the intended use of the tires. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Dang, looks real good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    The 19.5's are gonna look great on there, a friend of mine did that to one of his rollbacks and ran lo-pros and it looked sweet.
    BTW the tranny is working great so far, thanks a ton man /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
  11. mrk5

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    Sweat! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    I'm real curious to see how those 19.5's will look. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Awesome looking ride!
     
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    cool,thats a bbiiigggg aaassss truck,i had a 75 3+3 22ft from bumper to bumper. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    SWEET /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif How bout a pic of the duallys side by side /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif (ie the rig)
     
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  16. James670X

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    Looks good. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    How did you lift your truck, re-arched leafs, blocks, shackles, or a combination of the two?
    Now I have some idea as to what my 88 will look like (I'm probably going to put a 6 inch lift on it). I looked and looked for an 87 reg. cab srw 1 ton, but I had to settle for this instead /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    TC HD springs up front and shackle flip in the rear.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Because tires for 19.5 rims have been known to wear MUCH longer then lighter duty tires. They are made for medium duty trucks so they have much harder compounds and are capable of much higher loads. Put a tire like this on a 7000 lb truck and typically they get 75000-100000 miles out of a set (at least this is what I have read).

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    I third that, Has anyone checked out the Ford F450-550 trucks with the super duty bodies? They come with either steel or (my preference) Alcoa forged 19.5" rims. I usually don't like really large diameter rims but the 19.5 alcoas on the superduties look really nice and heavy duty. I am considering a 2003-04' F550 superduty dually with the alcoas so I can tow my Case Back Hoe easier to different jobs.

    Blueblazer,
    Are you going with the 19.5" alcoas?
     
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    i saw an '03 sierra crew cab dualie 4x4 with 19.5s on it yesterday. weird lookin, but hey, 100k miles is 100k miles /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I think you should trade me for my 88 3/4 ton 2wd Suburban with 454 FI. Its a nice pimpin rig and that would look good for a guy like you. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     

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