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Need/Want Opinions on Tire and Rim Size

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    OK, I'm wanting Goodyear Wrangler AT/S tires and M/T Classic Lock (simulated bead locks) for my DD and cruiser.

    I was thinking about the Wrangler AT/S 35x12.5x15 (yes they exist) on a 15x10 3-5/8" backspace M/T Classic Lock...
    Then I got thinking I would like to have a 16x8" rim (4" backspace) for that bigger look. The largest tire I have found in the AT/S lineup is a 315/70r16 (33.6" tire).


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    should I go with the
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    I should have no problems running a 35 with a 6" lift and a 1" body lift, its not going to be offroading much other than mud and the occational power line trail /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
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  2. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    NO chop the fender off and put 40's on it posts /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    Thats what Blazer #2 is for
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  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    You certainly won't be running much mud or anything with those slicks for tires, but they'd be great for a DD rig. I say go 15" wheels, 35s, and those slicks and enjoy them for road use only! Then get K5 number two throughly hacked and put some 40s on it on 15" rims too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You'll like those tires. I have them in 305/75/16 on my K30 and they are very good general purpose tires. Like a streetable all terrain. I like them for winter driving.
     
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    I've never heard of 305/75R16s. I know they make 305/70 and 315/75s
     
  6. jjlaughner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    You certainly won't be running much mud or anything with those slicks for tires, but they'd be great for a DD rig. I say go 15" wheels, 35s, and those slicks and enjoy them for road use only! Then get K5 number two throughly hacked and put some 40s on it on 15" rims too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    hows this for hacked
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    I know AT/S's are not boggers (and thats part of the reason I like them), BUT I have yet to go somewhere where they could not get me out. A friend of mine in an extended cab Dadge Ram ran them at the badlands at full street pressure the whole weekend and did pretty well. Couple of the lighter trailes, the rock quary, the mud pit, the creek trail and pea gravel hills where all no problem. ( erics truck , june 03 videos , erics badlands pages ,same pics but my badlands pages )

    I've had them on my blazer for 3 years and even with snow, mud, rocks, and highway driving I could not be more happy with them! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    After I seen Subfans 35's thats the ONLY reason I lifted my silver truck. The BDS lift was bought for the plow truck for this coming spring. I didn't want to regear my 10bolts from 3.08 to 3.73 just to run a 33 inch tire instead of a 32. Once I seen the 34-35" AT/S's I figured why not regear to 4.10's and slap on the lift! ITS ONLY MONEY! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    beadlocks and AT tires? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    j
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Those wrangler At/s's are good tires they work great in the snow and they work better than BFG-AT 's in the mud /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    NO chop the fender off and put 40's on it posts /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif


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    Seriously! /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif I hate that too.
     
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    beadlocks and AT tires? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    simulated beadlocks with color rig overlays /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You're gonna hate yourself if you re-gear to 4.10 and run 35" tires. Before anyone thinks I'm talking out my ass, I've been there, done that, and DEFINITELY wanted lower gears.
     
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    sorry to cost you so much money /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    315/75R16 should be a 35" too....
     
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    sorry to cost you so much money /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    315/75R16 should be a 35" too....

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    Goodyear site says 33.6" I'm sure the 35 is like 34.5-34.8, so the sizes are not that big of a deal
     
  14. earl87gta

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    procomp and bfg make a 325/80 16 its a 37/12:50 and the 315 is a 35in tire on their website.
     

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