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running mismatched tires, any major problems?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by moturbopar, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    Hello all, Well I have had bad luck finding a matching pair of super swamper TSLs to match the ones I just bought. New ones are on back order and wont be in till the end of October.
    So my question is will I run into any problems running my super swampers on the rear of my blazer and my mud terrains on the front. I just need them untill the new swampers come in. Both sets of tires are 33/12.5/15s but the swampers are actually taller by about 1" . I need some tires to run on a 4x4 trip this weekend. Any major problems with this, other than looking like a dorkmobile?
     
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    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    dont use 4x4 on any hard surface. just snow,mud,sand.for a short distance.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    As far as I knew , as long as you don't mix bias and radial on the same axle its ok . Ask Matt az-k5 , he's the tire guy :D
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    from company to company tire sizes can vary in the same "size", just like shoes. So yes it can be a problem, but like said, just keep it out of 4 wheel on hard packed surfaces.
     
  5. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    thanks guys, I guess if I break something I will just have to upgrade! :D wonder why the tires are on back order?
     
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    YUP, gonna be a BIG problem,,,you're going to get TWO different humming tones from the truck, they combine to create this weird "new" tone, this will cause severe hearing problems, especially when the girlfriend/wife is trying to talk to you, and troubles with distinguishing engine, exhaust and emergency vehicle siren sounds while driving down the road.
     
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    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    heck I get that now! It changes everytime another lug flies off! The first couple lugs broke about even with the tire carcass, the newest ones that I found today are all the way to the cords!!! :eek1: never had a tires do this :confused:
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    interco is in louisiana.bet there facory took a hit from the hurricanes.
     
  9. G.M.H

    G.M.H Registered Member

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    If there is an inch difference, that is only 1/2 inch to center. You could try adjusting front and rear tire pressures. Measure from the floor to axle center,if you can get them the same, you are good to go.
     
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    I am mixing Radial and Biased on my truck. Don't really have a choice though as the Badlands claimed one of my BFG's:doah:
    So in the front i have a 35" BFG and a 36" HMMWV tire.

    You are absoloutly correct about the "new" noise caused by this. I was thinking that my wheel bearings were going bad or loose. All has checked out good though.
     
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    I have run mis-matched tires on a few trucks over the years and never had any problems.. I try to make sure that the 2 on the front are the same and the 2 on the rear the same but sometimes I didn't have much choice.. Of course you need to keep them about the same size.. Try not to have the size's be this far off and be like this guy :haha:

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