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NEW SWAMPER SIZES!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Sep 20, 2000.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I got this secondhand, from DRM on the ORC Toyota BBS. But some damn good info, and enough for me to get excited about [​IMG][​IMG]! Just passin it along to you good folks!

    Straight from their web site: http://www.intercotire.com

    NEW SSR Tires
    35x10.50R15
    35x10.50R16
    37x12.50R-15
    37x12.50R-16
    37x12.50R-16.5
    37x12.50R-17

    NEW BOOGER Tires
    37x13.00-15
    37x13.00-16
    37x13.00-16.5
    37x13.00-17
    33x12.50-15
    33x12.50-16
    33x12.50-16.5

    NEW THORNBIRD Tires
    35x12.50-15
    35x12.50-16
    35x12.50-16.5
    38.5x14.50-15
    38.5x14.50-16
    38.5x14.50-16.5


    " I talked to the guys at Essentially Off Road, who called Interco trying to get prices for me. They did not release prices, and
    said the tires should be available in about 3 weeks. EOR said the Interco rep said they were having some balancing
    problems with the new models, so they are slightly delayed..." ----spoken by David, Toyota BBS


    I don't know about yall, but those new 16" sizes sound GREAT to me!!!

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    Durant, Ok
    '79 Blaze- 350/350/203, 14B w/detroit, D44, 4.11s, 4" susp, 36" TSL
     
  2. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    THATS SWEET! FINALLY THEY GOT BIGGER THORNBIRD SIZES. BUT,THOSE ARE PRETTY SKINNY FOR A 38 INCH TIRES. I HAVE 38.5 INCH TSL X 16 INCHES WIDE AND I LOVE THEM. OH WELL AT LEAST THEY HAVE A LARGER SELECTION OF TIRES. THANKS FOR THE INFO!

    DAZED AND CONFUSED IN A 74 BLAZER

    ZEPPELIN
     
  3. keith

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    Man I got a different story. I called the factory and talked to a technician and he said thay will be out in 6 weeks. They really aren't started yet. I asked about the 37/13/15 bogger. I know this guy was for real cause he had the cajun voice. (super swamper= Louisana)lol
     
  4. laketex

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    Hey man that's cool, to me 3 weeks, 6 weeks, oh well. I won't be able to afford them for 6 months anyways. Just the availability is great though. I know what you mean about the accent thing, I picked up my first set at the factory...whooo whee....they're pretty cajun for sure.

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    Durant, Ok
    '79 Blaze- 350/350/203, 14B w/detroit, D44, 4.11s, 4" susp, 36" TSL
     
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    Wow good info! Imagine that though, catering to sizes below 40". hmmmmm....... The next Goodyear Rockcrawling championship limits the tire size to 40". It will be very interesting to see the SSR's matched up against the new Goodyears! Also you can now run a Booger for hopefully around $200 instead of $300!

    "You're right... I don't understand that Jeep thing!"
     
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    Did you get a good price at the factory(Corp. office/warhouse). Do you know if they still sell at the La. place ?
     
  7. laketex

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    Executioner, I got a better price there than anywhere else I called. I can't remember the exact numbers, but they were set up to sell retail. I got a set of 30x11.5/15 TSX swampers mounted and balanced on 15x8 ARE directionals, and I think they were $40 below anyone else. And no shipping or sales tax for me. My father drove a truck for his small company at the time and took me with him on a LA trip...we stopped in Rayne, which is just outside Lafayette. So it turned out to be a good deal for me. As to whether or not they still sell from that store, I just don't know.

    Bryan

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    '79 Blaze- 350/350/203, 14B w/detroit, D44, 4.11s, 4" susp, 36" TSL
     
  8. MudFrog

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    I know from personal experience the Thornbirds can not be balanced worth a crap, so might as well make them available.

    89 K5 Silverado
    http://mudfrog.coloradok5.com
     
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    yes they still have the store. The number on the web page is the factory line and store line. Just ask for sales.
     
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    Great News Laketex!![​IMG][​IMG]

    Just one question. Everyone seemed to hate the SSR's saying they wear too fast. Does anyone have any info as to how the new 37" SSR's will wear in comparison to the regular 36" Radial Swampers?

    Thanks
    Brian
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  12. Rebel88

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    Will they by any chance be coming out with any bigger SX's?
    Just curious, I think those 36x12.50s are a little skinny. I might just go back to my original 36x14.5 radials. Any new sizes there?

    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     

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