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Score! 37X12.50R17 BFG A/Ts for $375!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dale_gribble, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Not too shabby, tires have about 70% treadwear left- the way I drive, that is a good 2 years. Guy had em on an 03 Dodge 1 ton and then bought an 06 with no lift and couldn't stuff em anymore.

    These will look better on the burb and match my 4.56s better...

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    I will get them mounted up and get some after shots soon...
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Those will look good on that rig - can't wait to see them mounted!
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    sweet, I just scored a set of the same exact tires for free but 2 of them are near bald and other 2 have about 1/4" tread depth or so I would say
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice score. My AT's were great, but only 35's. Now I am running the same size as you in an MTR -

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  5. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Here are some after shots; Not a huge difference, but they seem more proportional to the lift now.

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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    nice!
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks great. That is a very clean Burb. Funny how Burbs make 37's look smaller.
     
  8. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    I think it's funny how a 33 or 35 looks like a monster tire on an old Toyota, Tacoma, Jeep, Nissan, etc. but under a fullsize they just don't look that big. These 37s do get swallowed up pretty good, don't they?

    Thanks guys. I am happy with it.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm guessing that you have a th400? How are the 37's with the 4.56's?
     
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    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Nice.....

    If only mrk5 would give me his 37's. :thinking:
     
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    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    I have the old 700R4... I wouldn't say it's a ticking time bomb, but when it goes I will buy one the built units. For ~ $1500 I can buy a well built 700R4. I am not willing to give up my .70 OD just yet. :o

    The 37s w/4.56's puts the truck almost dead on with the stock 31s/3.73s. It is actually geared slightly lower, which I prefer. I think to get 'stock' ratio gearing, it only needs a 4.24-4.30. The 4.56 gives it just a little more oomph. No complaints. It's not a speed racer, but it's not a dog either.
     
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    SUPERSUB87 1/2 ton status

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    is that a six inch lift?
     
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    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Yes, it's a 6" BDS suspension.
     
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    it looks awesome. 35's just dont cut it with the 6"
     
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    I'm running 38's with a th400 and 4.56's ant it feels good. I have tons of power down low and the top end is alot better that it was before. I can hit 75mph with out breaking a sweet. I was running 4.10's before with 36's and it felt very slugish. I could barely keep up on the freeway.... and forget about hills it was a dog... now I can hit the hills with out a problem. but when I was ruunnig those 36's with 4.56's it was freakin sweet... so when these 38's wear out I"m going with some 37's...
     
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    IMO, 37s are the perfect tire size- the are usually pretty cheap, readily available at most tire stores, and there is a TON of selection. They are more narrow then most 36s and 38s (12.50-13.50 vs. 14.50-15.50).

    Especially for a 1/2 ton, I get a nice tall tire size without the additional weight and strain of a wider tire. Funny thing is, I remember about 3-4 years ago, there was only 1 or 2 37" options. Now it seems to be a very predominent size.

    The combination of the 37s and 4.56s put my speedo and odo readings perfect, which means my final drive ratio is pretty close to stock now.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's what I wanted to hear. The 60/14bff that I am soon to install have 4.56's so they should be perfect.
     
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    Wow....look how dent free the drivers side is.:doah:
    -Harrison
     

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