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New Shoes?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by AgDieseler, May 29, 2005.

  1. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm making the switch to 37s over this summer, but I'm still undecided on which brand.

    I got my H2 wheels (17x8.5), so I'm in the market for wheels that will fit that. Requirements include: it must be a radial, have a road hazard warranty, at least a D load range, and I want to get some miles out of them.

    The wear baseline is set by my current set of 35s, which have abbout 15,000 miles on them with easily 90% tread left. These go on a DD that tows and wheels.

    I like my BFG ATS, but I have wanted for something more aggressive as they don't clean well at all. MTs seem like a logical next step. I have also considered Goodyear MTRs as they have a nice pattern, good price, but I have heard negative feedback about their longevity.

    I welcome any input.
     
  2. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    MTRs arnt too bad. I do have a couple of chunks missing form sharp rocks and a detroit on the street. They arent balanced but still drive smoth at 85 (no speed limits here :D ) I should have bought the 37"s at first, maybe then I wouldnt be wanting 39" IROCs :whistle: :burb:
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    MT/Rs are honstly the best tires ive ever used/seen. but parnelli jones dirt grips are nice tires. my roommate had em on his superduty and they rode and drove great for being 37" tall.
     
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    Since you're planning on a 17" wheel, it might not do you any good, but here are a couple pics of my '85 M1008 with 4" lift and 11.00R16 Michelin XLs that measure 37 3/4" tall mounted on the truck with 30psi. They are load range E (4250 lbs per tire @ 80psi, cold). They are radials and I'm sure I'll get lots of miles out of them, but I haven't put enough miles on them yet to give you an accurate wear summary. They ride nice and smooth and are about as loud as the pre "KO" series BFG M/T.

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  5. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Finally, new tires on the truck:
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Very nice. :thumb:
     
  7. project84k5

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    man that is an awsome looking truck. im so jelous of you. seriously though, that is one of the cleanest trucks i have seen in a long time.

    ryan
     
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    yeah it is a great burb, good mods wheeled and still kleen :waytogo::bow:
     
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    Looks Goood!! :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  10. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Namby-pamby cosmetic update:

    I modified some center caps off a W/T trim truck, and these are silver instead of the more popular chrome. They match the H2 wheels pretty well.

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  11. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ag,
    Those center caps came out sweet. I'm figuring you had to use those funky stock lugs with teh external threads....but no big deal. I definitely like your solution more than other's ive seen!
     
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    Hmm, I can't see the pics?

    Nevermind, this time they magically appeared. Hmm.

    BTW, looks, goood. How about some pics of the whole burb with 'em? :waytogo:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That looks great. I just threw the center caps out and drive without them.
     
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    Great tire choice, much better than a MT/R in my opinion, they last longer, wear better, do mud better, ride better.... Just generally all around better
     

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