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Steve trying on a new set of shoes!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Shawn, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    This guy is just never happy! [​IMG]

    New 38.5x14.5x16.5 SX on the front, his 37" SSR on back:
    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/tsl-sx/sx-ssr3.jpg
    (rear is jacked up, SSR 1/16 off the ground)

    The 38.5" SX seemed to fit nice with his 5" lift and hacked fenders. Next time we'll do a ramp test.

    Shawn
    87 K5
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  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    WOW!!! Those new tires appear 'taller' than 38.5"!!!!!! Especially when stood by the 'short' 37's!!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    BTW, what size wheels? They also look like the Weld Typhoons!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     
  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Ya know, the 14.5 inch wide tires look so much beefier.........too bad they don't have the SSR's in that width, at least not yet..........

    Those your new tires, Shawn? Whats up with Potent Rodent? Got the BB dialed in?

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  5. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Surprisingly the 38.5's didn't look that big, I may have to go 39.5's

    Steve

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    Mall-Running poseur 4x4 with curb-feelers
     
  6. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    This is just not fair, Shawn!!! [​IMG] I'm weeks away from even mounting my 37x12.5R16's on the Blazer &amp; you've already got me wanting to go bigger!!![​IMG][​IMG] At least let me get'em on for a few miles before I go looking for bigger!!
    Like I said in the "old UAV" post; all I started out after was 4" lift &amp; 35's!! Man; does this ever stop????[​IMG][​IMG]

    Brian
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    Build it Right or Don't build it at all!!
     
  7. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    The wheels are Eagles new model that resembles the Weld Typhoon. I like the new design and I almost got the Outlaw II's. The size is 16.5x9.75. They suggest 12" but I wanted 9.75" for more protection from rocks and I think the thinner wheel makes them stand a bit taller. I just got the SX tires/wheels last week. When we weighed Steves SSR's and my SX's, there was only 10lbs of difference.

    The BBC is running great! Still need to fine tune the FI. New exhaust sounds sweet too!

    Shawn
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  8. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey, you should have asked me for some Weld Super Single II's I have laying in the shed!!! They are 16.5 x 12!!!!! [​IMG]

    BTW, I'm planning to use these wheels for the old '82 I got from you!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     
  9. laketex

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    hell yeah, the 38.5 TSX is a gnarly tire in that size. Go for it!!!

    Sherman, Tx
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  10. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Sorry Brian... I think you'll be happy with the SSR's. Great tire! To go any bigger, you would of had to go with a sucky 16.5" or "need to grind" 15" wheel. I would of gone with the 38" TSL radial if they were as tall as the SX tire. Hopefully Interco will come out with larger 16" sizes soon. I think I may go with the Tireloc beadlock system soon.

    Shawn
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  11. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Where did you get those rock sliders and how much?

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/>http://www.geocities.com/muddin4fun79blazer/</a>
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

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    You need to quit hanging around Watson. LOL

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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  13. Lotsa_Faith

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    hey laketex, i live in mckinney. what's your rig?
     
  14. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Just bustin' your chops Shawn. [​IMG][​IMG] If it wasn't for people like you, Steve, Boss &amp; alot of others; I'd probably only be building a 4"/35 rig. So that's it, heh Grim??!!?? He has been with Stephen Watson too much lately!

    You've been awfully quiet lately on the boards Shawn. Does this mean you're getting lots of garage time??


    Brian
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  15. JoeAngelicchio

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    Can't wait to have my 39.5's on . But may have to wait for another set of rims.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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  16. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Yeah, ever since Steve saw Watsons 42's, I think Steve has been dreaming ever since! Like I said, that guy is never happy! [​IMG] The funny thing is I think we all share that same problem!

    To be honest, I've been quiet on the boards since my wife and I have seperated. Too many things to sort out. It's been tough, let me tell you. Not much garage lately time but that will soon change.



    Shawn
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  17. californiak5

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    Sorry to hear that Shawn. If there is anything we can help out with, just give a yell.

    See Ya,
    Keith

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  18. JoeAngelicchio

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    Brian, should have gone straight to 42's or 44's. [​IMG]

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
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  19. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple>Some people are never satisfied ! Looks great !

    L8r,
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  20. Boss

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    I can't wait to go bigger too :)

    Shawn,
    It's good to hear from you....it's been a while. Glad to hear your truck is up and running :) I would love to see it in person one day :)
    But sorry to hear about the separation....I hope things can/will work out for you two. Good luck and take care.
    Boss

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