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Need to "borrow" a pair of 24" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    I am trying to conduct a "quasi-scientific" experiment to determine the effects of re-gearing my truck from 3.73 to 5.13 gears.

    Doing the math in reverse, I can "simulate" a 5.13 gearswap buy installing a set of 24" tires on the rear axle and driving around. With the exception of looking REALLY stupid [​IMG], it will give me the EXACT same feeling as if I had done the gear swap, and I get to find out if I like it BEFORE I spend the money....!!

    Anyway, I know that nobody probably has a truck tire that small.....but if there's someone in the San Jose, CA area that has a pair of tires and wheels that would bolt up to my 6-Lug axle....I think it would be an educational way to spend a half-hour of the weekend.

    If anyone's interested in helping out, please let me know.



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Now that is good stinking!!!!!!

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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    24"[​IMG] WOW that is small. The smallest I found was a 205/60-15 ( which is a hair under 25")If you had a 14 bolt they wouldn't touch the ground, the pumpkin would hit first,LOL
    Just put it in low range and pretend thats it's in high,LOL.



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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    55Willy,

    Well using LOW as HIGH would be a 7.31 Gear!!!! I think the acceleration would be fierce!!!

    ......and I'd be turning 9700RPMs at 65MPH!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA [​IMG]



    -Greg72

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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    with my 308's and 35 low range was nice,LOL
    what about using 2nd gear instead of 3rd? maybe like 32's and 2nd gear????



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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Greg-
    I called a friend who has a pair of "dinky" tires for a 2 wheel drive truck on 6 lug rims...
    sounds like they might be close to 24"
    I'm gonna call him back tommorow, maybe go over to his house and measure em. he said they're old and might be all cracked and not sure if they're drivable, but I'll scope it out for ya.

    Otherwise i have that set of 33" all terrains that are smoked down to probally more like 31.5" so we could bolt those on your truck as well and take a couple pictures of what that 427 can do![​IMG][​IMG]

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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Ryan you know that tires measured in inches are not truely that size, as in 35" are actually 33" at least I'm pretty sure that's right. If this info is wrong let me know, as in greg measure your tires if you get a chance, and ryan you might measure yours don't know what 44's actually measure

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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Ryan,

    Yeah I should have said "need tires and someone to run the camcorder!"......you just KNOW that 24" tires are gonna light up if I jumped on it!!! [​IMG]



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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Les,

    It will depend on the manufacturer.....some of them do take some 'liberties" in what they call a 35", or whatever. My 35's are only 33".....but from what I've seen, Interco's tires (Swampers, etc) all measure VERY close to the advertised sizes.

    Something to be careful of.....When I go from my 35" to a 38" TSL....I will actually getting a tire thats 5" bigger!!!! [​IMG]



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    Re: Need to \"borrow\" a pair of 24\" Tires and 6-Lug Wheels...

    Just go to Discout Tire and look through all their old tires in the back. I'm sure If oyu explain what you are doing, they will help you out

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