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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Do yall think I can take a 35" worn BFG that actually measures 32" with no air and rachet strap it in so that it becomes a 29" deflated and compressed tire that will fit between my frame rails underneath? Sure dont want to have to sling it on top, WILL NOT mount it to the rear, and dont want to engineer something to hold it inside....watcha think? Besides I'm crazy. Heard that one before....LOL

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    how bout dehydrate it and put it in a bag, when you want to use it just add water, be you havn't herd a that one. hehehe...

    back you question, i don't see why it would not work. as long as you have something to air it up with.

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  3. laketex

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    not a bad idea....I'm already carrying ramen and dehydrated water for those times on the trail when I need something to eat and drink...Just add water ya know?

    Dehydrated tires...like it.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    I'm already carrying ramen and dehydrated water

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    I like that one, just make sure you don't burn the water when you cook the ramen. I don't think I've ever tasted burnt water before...

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  5. LKJR

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    maybe a lightweight adaptor and 3 12" tires, LOL, I don't think I"d take that route, due to one the texas heat were faced with deterating a severly compressed tire, and for two your gonna spend an hour on the trail trying to get that thing out if you do have to use it. Just my half of the .02

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    yeah, but how often do you actually use your spare?

    I think i may just say **** it and just take tubes, and throw a spare on the half cab for long trips....

    Sherman, Tx
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    You could put it on the hood old school Range Rover style.

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    Well they can be mounted on the front...
    It hurts the approach angle and puts more weight where there's already too much, but it would be better than trying to scuba dive into a mud hole to get the spare out.

    The other bonus is that if you run a wide tire on a narrower rim, it will make a great car pusher!

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    I got it!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.spacebag.com/>The answer</a> [​IMG]

    Now...just ordering one for a 35" tire...

    Sorry...I ain't helpin [​IMG]

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    The biggest problem I see is the ratchet stap holding up to the elemets and wheeling. Mud and road salt and heat and just the moisture from the road will kill a ratchet strap pretty quick.

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    hey bud, your a competant welder, why not just widen your frame in the rear for the spare? all you'd have to do is move a few body mounts and actually that would put them closer to your cage making that a little stronger. just a thought

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    spare tire, you mean an <font color=blue> EXTRA </font color=blue> 38.5 ground hawg.... you people are loopy.

    just kiddin SOMETIMES i carry a wiped 35 on a white wagon wheel

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    Thanks les, that's a thought...may do that, or else sling it on top, not too sure of the center of gravity to do that....

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    hey man, you going to canadian in feb. I"m SERIOUSLY getting the rig ready for it this time, you'd better be there~~!

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    sure gonna try, if nothing else I'll be there to hang out and watch, got to pull the tranny and tcase back out to fix the front seal on the tranny and replace a bearing in the tcase., right now things don't look too good, w/ all the metal I have to get welded in but I'm gonna try


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