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More opiinions on tires....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    The time has come to get new tires. It snowed lightly here the other night and it was hard not to spin a tire when lightly acceletatin [​IMG] so I am looking at the following tires:
    -BFG Mud Terrain
    -Pro Comp Mud Terrain

    Any others you might suggest?

    I am concerned with the mileage I might expect from any suggested tires because this is a lot of money for a college kid with no job to drop on tires... I'd like to keep the price around 150-170 per tire. The size will most likely be 35"x12.5R15. Thanks for any suggestions
    Peace,
    Chris

    1987 Blazer K5, 4" Rancho Lift, 33" BFG AT, Dual Battery setup, AND MORE TO COME [​IMG]
     
  2. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I have the Pro Comp MT's now and they are ok. Buy 3 get one free will be nice for the budget though. Haven't had mine in snow yet but they all around are a great tire. WOrlds quieter then the BFG MT's (so quiet I'm almost disappointed [​IMG]) and the sipping in the PC's has been helpful in the rain thus far. Ideally an AT is gonna be better on packed snow and ice, I find the MT's to throw slush and fresh stuff much better but they are not worth a crap on ice (Keep in mind what tire is worth much on ice? But I think the AT's overall do better then a MT)

    -Mikey
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  3. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Man, you're right! These Pro Comps are too friggin quiet! I want LOUD. Maybe some 31/12.50 Boggers should be my next purchase! Personally, I'd go with the new BFG MT KM. Those seem VERY nice. Actually just a little more then the Pro Comps, at least in my size.

    Red 1989 GMC Suburban SLE V1500 - TBI 350, 700R4 w/ shift kit, Quad-shock front, 31/10.50/15 Pro Comp MT, 4.10 gears, Duals off cat
     
  4. CaptCrunch

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    I love mine except that the 35 is more like a 33 and a half. My General Grabber spare is about 1/2" to 3/4" taller then it. I think some swampers will be in my future... Boogers... ugh [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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  5. ftn96

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    For the money, the General Grabber is the best MT tire for the money. They have a great thred pattern. However, just about all mud tires suck in the snow except for the this fluffy stuff. The wet packed snow will give you problems as well with the rain.
    The Procomps are 4 for 3 which is real good too. Mostly depends on the wheeling your gonna do and how much your gonna drive on the street.
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  6. DesertDueler

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    Goodyear MTRs. They are awsome in any weather condition, and arent much more money than the BFGs.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  7. chvyhs

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    I have the 35" ProComp Mt's and I'm not very happy with the sidewalls. My first time out I punctured the sidewall with a stick about the size of a toothpick. Luckily one of the guys out with us worked at 4WPH. He got me another tire for $120. It's been about 1 year with these tires and the sidewalls are looking pretty bad. I won't buy these tires again. I got the buy 3 get 1 free deal this time, but I ended up buying 5th tire in the end. If your not spending time on the rocks they might be worth it for you. I don't see much snow. Good luck.
     
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    MTRs hold up well in the rocks just look at the rock crawling championships. They are a good overall tire.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  9. Blazer79

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    How about the Explorer ProComp X Terrains? I'd like to see what people think of those. I'm seriously considering those for next year.

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  10. Blazer_Boy

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    If you want snow performace, than a skinnier A/T is gonna be a better bet. If you wanna go play in the dirt than a big fat M/T is a better option. I dont have to much of a clue on off-road performance with tires but I can tell you that wide M/Ts on packed snow and ice are like skies.

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