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Need some tire recommendations

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 91K5, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. 91K5

    91K5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying to decide what kind of tire/tread pattern I'm going to go with when I lift my K5. It will be a daily driver, and driven with whatever weather comes with that including rain, snow and ice, and I'm guessing the typical mud pattern like TSL's/Mud Terrains wont work well on the ice at least, without some major sipping, which I'd rather not do. Most of the All Terrain patterns I'm sure do well in everything but mud. I've got General Grabber ST's now, they have a good all around tread pattern and never got stuck in the mud yet, but they don't make them in the 35" I'm looking to get, so they are ruled out. So I'm needing your guys opinions with your tires and how they perform in bad weather and playing in the mud.
     
  2. jekbrown

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    I have/like ProComp MTs...the new BFG MT/K and Goodyear MTRs have got great reviews too...I dont think you could go wrong with any of these...

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    I gotta go with jek here. My dad has BFG MT"s and they are sweet. That is what are going on my rig next. I have seen the Procomps and the MTR's in action too, and they are great tires. Personally the Procomps are not for me because they don't have a 3 ply sidewall like the MTR's and BFG's which is a big factor in AZ. If you don't have to worry about sidewall strength then you might check out the Procomp Muds. The new Procomp X terrains are cool too, but they are directional. As for ice, muds will not get good traction, but if you mud don't settle for an AT tire. They suck in the mud. Trust me I know, I got the BFG At's and they just clog up and don't clean.

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    Go with the general m/t's they are like the pro-comp and the have a slightly more open lug than the bfg's and the general's run cheaper then either of the 2.. Look them up at www.ntonline.com for the spec's
     
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    I have ProComp Xterrain's (35" x 12.50") and I have not had a real chance to try them off-road really good...but around town...they are sweet and in the snow and ice...the are awesome as well...but then again any tire is better than my BFG A/T's that were quite literally BALD when I got rid of them... But for a daily driver I vote for either the Xterrains or the All Terrains...

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    The general grabbers in the 35" is 137 and the procomp mt are 167 and the bfg's are 177 so just my 2 cents for ya I am getting great wear out of my general's and i drive 85 miles a day 5 days a week since aug 2001 and haven't seen any wear at all (I know that there is just not noticeable to me)later mike
     
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    i just bought the pro comp mt's 33x12.50x15's from jon at 4 wheel parts he gave me th best price on these tires delivered to my door in brooklyn than my friend who owns a tire distributor. i don't know how the do it but i can tell you the difference in the price on the bfg's and procomps he gve me was about $45.00 per tire than my friend could do??? 45x4=180.00 thats alot of cash. he isin their lynwood washington store.
     
  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Think agian on the price if you have a Costco near you. Costco says they well sell me the KM/s for $147.99 mounted, ballanced and road hazard. I'm just waitning on them to come in.

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    I have the ProComps X-Terrains, only 33 x 12.50, not the 35's. I have tried them in the mud and they do great. I have also tried them in the rain and snow and they have great traction. Very hard to lock them up in the rain. I have also had the BFG AT's and they are good on the pavement, just not that good in deep mud.
     
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    A friend of mine has the Goodyear MTR's and they're great. I had the ProComps and I didn't like the weak sidewalls.

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    wow, 148 for the bfgs is goood! =) If only they made a 37" version for a 15" rim....

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    you cant beat costcos price for bfg muds. ive had them for about 3 months now. they work great im mud and heavy dirt. these things are awesome on the street as well. no noise or humming to drive you nuts. i dont have carpet so my truck isnt isolated from noise. one word of caution though. these tires are useless on ice and wet snow. ive spun out on an icy expressway. ive even had trouble on slight uphill roads when icy or snowy in 2wd.

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    For AT's, BFG's are pretty good and I think they make them in a 35

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    Parnelli Jones dirt grips look like they have a nice all around trad pattern, not to rugged but reugged enough. Those are my next tires.

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