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SSR real size

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sapper, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Those of you with SSRs are they as tall as the tire size marked?

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    I think they're very close! I have 37x12.5R16's mounted on 16x10 Mickey Thompson Classic II's &amp; NOT mounted on the Blazer, they measure 36.5" tall!

    Hope this helps

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    If you get a 4 wheel and Off Road mag, look at the Tyres International ad, they list the tires advertized size and the nomimal size (height and width)

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    I have 35"SSRs and when I measured them while on my rig I got something like 34 2/3" I don't know how well I measured it??
    I should measure the spare with no weight on it.....

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    Why do you ask ? What's an inch either way, plus or negative.
    1 inch out of say 36 to 44, is only an small % of the total, like 1/36, or 1/44.
    Is this small amount going to cuase a big problem ?
    Hope this helps. YSWV (Your Size Will Vary )
     
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    Re: SSR real size *DELETED*

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    The size really matters on what width rim you put it on, and how much your blazer weighs. If you want it to be taller, put them on 7 or 8 inch wide wheels, if you want them wider then put them on10 or 12 inch rims. I have my MTRs on 9 ich wheels, and they are close to 35. My buddy has the same tires on his Jimmy that weighs the same, but are on 12 inch wheels and are only 34 inches tall.

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    the "35s" i have now are only 33 actually. When i go to a 37 i want to know if im adding 2 inches or 4 inches for clearance reasons and fender cutting. Those are on 9.75x16.5 rims so thanks to DD im going to go put the spare on a skinny rim and look at things.

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    Hey Paul,

    I am sure that Ex did not mean it like that, and I am pretty certian that he did not state that he was just learning math as was stated so nicely by you. As you know this is a open forum that lets anyone ask questions, state opinions and so on. I believe that was all he was doing. He was wondering why a inch either way would make a difference as I am sure alot of people do. Then there is probably just as many who want to know the "real" size of the tires, myself included, which don't need to state their reasons for wanting to know like you said.

    All I am saying is that his post might not have smelled like a bed of roses to you and many others, but I am sure the response he got out of you smelled alot worse. Just my $.02

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    Sorry dude, you did take my post the wrong way.
    You have the Specilty Tire industry to thank .
     
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    My fault everybody. If you dont know im a Combat Engineer in the Marine Corps and we have going nuts to get up to New York and today we got the word that its not going to happen. When you know how to help have the tools to help and know thousands could use your help it sucks to know your not going to be allowed. Been mad sorry it came here usually keep work and play seperate.

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    You know what I think about sometimes is how huge 44's look compared to 37's, when in reality there's only 3 1/2 inches of ground clearance gained. I wonder if al that extra weight and loss of drivability is worth it. Plus the wear and tear on the drivetrain. I was at a mud bog a couple years ago and some VERY hot running trucks on 38 inch boggers blew away all the guys on 44's. Not really on the subject, I know, just thought I'd add it.

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    That is why I posted that question the other day.
    When I measured my "33x12.5" tire it was actualy 31"
    The way I see it is if I wanted a 31 I would have bought one. But I shelled out hard earned money for 33's and was a little peeved that they are not even close.
    The tires have only worn down 3/32 of an inch so they are still like new.
    Next time I will be doing a bit of research to see what is the real size before I buy them.
    So far it looks as if Interco is the way to go.
    My superviser at work has a set of 38.5x15" TSL's on 15x12 wheels and he said that when they were new they measured at 37 3/4".
    And when he had the 35x12.5 TSL's they were a bit over 34".
    As am in the prosses of rolling a 14FF under the K5, 1" more of ground clearance can mean a whole lot. [​IMG]

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    I measured my spare last night, it is a 35"SSR on a 10x15wheel and I put a square on top and from the garage floor to the top I got 35 1/4". the spare has about 25psi in it.
    I'm sure with the weight of a rig on them they are a bit shorter. hope this helps....
    Oh ya and this is a bran new tire never been on my rig.

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