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real tire sizes- 33" BFG's or Swamper TSL's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by monster man, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    looking for a true 33" tire to put on my K10, and I've read the BFG Mud Terrains are very close to advertised sizes, how about the radial Swamper TSL's? How do the radial TSL's ride on the street? The BFG's are cheaper and actually look better on the sidewalls so I'm probably going with those. ANy suggestions?

    This is mostly a street truck, winter commuting truck so will see mostly street miles
     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    I had a set of 33" sport king all terrains, they are made by bfg (basically the all terrain) and were 31.5" tall. not sure if the others are similar. i wouldnt go with either, if its mostly a street truck id go with all terrains. better on gas (slightly) and less noise.
     
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    i just bought a pair of 31" bfg mud terrains and love them :bow: i had the all terrains before that and were a good all around tire too
     
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    joez 1/2 ton status

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    My 33" BFG's barely meausre out to 31". My friends 33" TSL's measure 33.5" tall.
     
  5. monster man

    monster man 1/2 ton status

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    thanks. As for all terrains, I was thinking that, but each time I'm tire shopping I shop for all terrains, but we got like 30" of snow one week last winter and they weren't so hot on the ice. Would the mud terrains do better in general? Mileage, ah, I'm not too concerned since I've never broken 12 MPG regardless, and noise since it's not a freeway truck it's no biggy :D But it does see a lot of around town asphalt

    Oh, and I forgot to mention rain, I don't want to get a tire that sucks in the rain, bad in the rain isn't out of the question, I just don't want one poeple would call "scary" in the rain :D
     
  6. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    mud terrains tend to do worse on snow and ice unless they are siped and studded.then they work ok.allterrains are better inthe snow and ice since they have more edges to grip.
     
  7. pauly383

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    Interseting , lots of variance , my Sport Kings measured 32.5 new unmounted , and about 32 with weight on them at 35 psi . they still have sipes on them and sitting at 28-30 psi street :D
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    mine has 40 psi, all sipes are still there. they're at least 3 1/2 4 yrs old. i got them on the truck. i put 30k+ on them and they still look new.
     
  9. k5 krawler 50

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    my ssr swampers measured just over 33.. and they're the 33x12.5 on 15x 8's
     
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    stay away from the bfg mt's if you are going to be going on the ice and snow. Then tend to get rock hard from the cold and baisically act like rocks on the ice. I pulled my 35's off and dropped down to a 31x10.5 Baja Widetrac, Im waiting to see how well they do this winter.
     
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    Not MT's, but AT's, my BFG's measured out at 32.9".
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My 33" BFG A/T's measure 31.5". My dad's off brand 31's measure 31.25", I feel screwed. :haha:
     
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    Yep, my BFG 35's are really more like 34's. :doah:
     

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