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Should I Try 38/13/16 on a D44 front ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Resurrection_Joe, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I want to change to a bead retaining rim and have some 16x8's kcikin around, but I cant decide between 36/13/16 or 38/13/16 TSL Bias. Any thoughts?

    BTW - I have 4.10's and a mild motor. I run medium trails and shallow mud. Other specs are in my sig.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    with 4:10's i would go with the 36's i have 4:10's and the 38x13x16's and i realy wish i had atleast 4:56's if not 4:88's oh and that is with a dana 60 with your 44 i would stay with the 36's if you wheel hard at all
     
  3. BLUESMAN

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    I have 38's on 3/4 ton diffs with 4.10's.It's alright with the present TH350 trans,but I'm going to an SM465 4 sped manaul soon.It should be nicer with the lower granny gear.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have the sm465 np205 combo and still wish i had 4:88's instead of 4:10's /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd get the 36s, unless you plan on re-gearing. If you had 4.56s, either tire would be within your range.

    J
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    agree'd
    i had 38.5 and 4.10 d44 14ff
    i definitely liked the switch to 4.88 except for the hiway rpm is a little high for my taste but others like the 2600rpm cruising
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i dont like that high of rpm but i plan on my next set of tires to be either 39.5-42's so 4:88's would be best for me /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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