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Studded snow tires???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Todd78/87, Nov 6, 2000.

  1. Todd78/87

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    What's a good tire to have studded for winter? Looking for 33x9.5x15? I want more aggressive tred than the BFG All Terrains,, but the chart on tirerack.com says the Mud terrains suck.

    Anyone?

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    Hey Todd hows it goin up there??
    Gettin ready for your first Alaskin winter eh??
    I would ask around the town yer in to see what kinda 'real world' recomendations you can get! I have seen studs on a BigO BigFoot brand mud tire before but ain't never ran then before.......
    Best of luck and make sure your heater core isn't clogged [​IMG]

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  3. Todd78/87

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    Hey Burt,,,
    Not to bad up here.... Can't say this is my first winter in AK,,, just first one in 15 years[​IMG]

    I just found out the BFG's Mud Terr's arn't even studable.... I'm gonna try out some Wild Country TXR's and see how they go.

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    My 35" General Grabber MT's are "stud-able" I can't imagine how loud that would be![​IMG]

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    Todd,

    Most major tire makers have snow tires that can be studed. It has been a long time since I ran studded tires, but based upon my experiences, you need a tall, narrow tire with an aggressive tread. A narrow tire will exert more psi on the tread and studs on the road, and will not "push," as much snow.
     
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    Exactly,, my normal tires are 12.5's,,, I knew I needed skinnier ones for winter,, I ordered 9.5's x 33,,,
    I ordered Wild Country TXR's on 15 x 8 white spokers, mounted, balanced, etc... should be here in couple weeks..

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    235R16 retreads w/flex rubber, walnut shell, and studs work good. Tall, skinny and scratchy is good on ice.
    Add a set of mud chains (heavier than regular snow chains) for the deep snow and you are set.
     

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