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Poll - Big, Bigger or BIGGEST tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TruckNutzDude, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    Just wanting to make the right choice this winter when I purchase new tires. I do a lot of mud, very very very little rocks, have a Dana 60/ 14BFF drivetrain and will do my gearing to suit the tire size (most likely 5.13's) I am planning on swapping the blazer tub for a pickup cab and no bed. I will keep the 350/700R4 combo because I like fuel injection and if/when I drive on the road I only have 35's so I need an overdrive. I'm also limited on my lift, currently I'm at 5" which is 2" over legal... but I may just do a body lift or firewall mods if needed. Thanks for your input. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1066065798TruckNutzDude">


    Tire sizes/types:
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />39.5" boggers<input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />42" swampers
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />44" swampers front 44" boggers rear
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="4" />39.5" swampers/boggers combo
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="5" />screw it just run a 49" IROK! who needs fenders!
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>
     
  2. TruckNutzDude

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    TTT keep those votes comin'... Looks like a 44" tire combo is a good choice so far. Anyone have luck with other brands or types of tires I may not have mentioned?
     
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    42's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had a local shop order a 42" swamper a few weeks ago... that thing was huge! It's cheaper than a 39.5" bogger and a lot cheaper than 44's so, it looks like 42's are the way to go. I'm gonna try running those beasts with my 4.10 gearing and low range for a while until more money comes in for the 5.13's /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif It's nice to hear you're still around Ryan... there's tons of mud waiting for you here in Mass.! Hopefully by the time you get back I'll have my K5 supersized /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    im hoping to come home this summer some time for 3 week if i do i'll come out there......yea i'm still around i "chill" mostly in the non 4x4
     
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    im hoping to come home this summer some time for 3 week if i do i'll come out there......yea i'm still around i "chill" mostly in the non 4x4

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    Don't worry about missing the mud in Mass., Ryan. There's plenty here!!
     
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    Don't worry about missing the mud in Mass., Ryan. There's plenty here!!

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    i don't really miss the mud i miss my b(eye)tches...and some of my friends /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif....you could always take me mud bogs or somthing /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Dude the next time I go you and Ian can come. You ride with Ian and me and my gf can ride in my rig.
     
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    how bout i jsut ride her? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    No thanks. She wouldn't be able to breathe with you on top of her.
     
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    that was a fine example of post hijacking at it's best!
     
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    I was able to buy 5 42's for less than the price of 4 44's. It was a no-brainer, I can rotate the spare to increase life and have some sidewall "insurance"
     
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    i might get the 39.5 iroks or 42tsl's...i want boggers tho /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I wanted boggers also, but as stated, I can get (5)42's for the price of (4)44's. The 42" swampers are also less than the 39.5" boggers and though they are narrower the height makes them a little better choice IMHO. I think if money wasn't a factor I'd have 44" boggers and Rockwell axles /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Unfortunately money makes my decisions for me and the 42's are looking mighty tastey!

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone had luck with Gumbo Mudders or Ground Hawgs? I'd like to know how they are in comparison to Swampers/Boggers... Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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