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Super swamper time

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLZN4FN, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I went to 4wheel parts to look at new tires for the new k5 today. I was thinking on 38.5/14.50/15 swamper SX they told me they were Radials but arnt they bias ply?? I read the post with topless1tonk5 he said they were [censored] tires I dont want to spend $ 1,500 on tires and find out they are [censored] what do you all think?? One other thing would you go 12.5 or 14.5 in the with of the tire.
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    Bo
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    They are awsome off road from everything I've heard, definitely bias ply and probably not very well mannered on the street. I guess it depends on what you plan on doing...pure off road, mixed, or mostly pavement.

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    i ran 32 11.5 sx's on my old jeep they are defintily a bias ply and they let ya know it hummin down the street. the sx's are a bit undersized compared to other swampers. they really arent that bad on the strret if you dont mind waiting a mile or 2 till the flat spots smooth out. you just have to keep rotateing em. 14.5 would look cooler but probably make the road manners worse. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Well a little more info may help everyone this is going to be a trail rig but I still need to drive it to the trails and some times I may take it to work just cause lifted K5's are so much damm fun to drive and scare the kids in Honda's /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
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    Or would the swamper SSR-43R

    37x12.50R-15LT be a better choice??
    Thanks,
    Bo
     
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    Just to let you know, radial tires have an R in the size. Like 37x12.5R15. Bias plys will not, like 37x13x16.
    -- Mike
     
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    Those 38" Radials are a good tire. I would consider trading my 39.5's for a set if I could.
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    The SX is a bias ply tire.
     
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    Hey Steve can you get a good deal on these
    swamper SSR-43R

    37x12.50R-15LT ???
    thanks,
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    $221.17
     
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    Thanks Steve I will let you know.

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    I am interested to see what it looks like with the new shoes...especially since I had the priveledge of seeing the official "before" firsthand!

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    <font color="green"> Steve, so long as you're doling out pricing, how much can you get a set of 42" TSLs for 16.5s for? Shipped to 95134... </font color>
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    299.00, + 16.92 F.E.T shipping should be some where around 85.00 freight.
     
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    How much can you get a set of 5 for
    35x12.5x15
     
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    <font color="green"> Steve, sent you a PM. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    What tire?
     
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    T-340/345
    35x12.50-15LT Interco TSL / Thornbird
    what ever you can get the best deal on
    could even be another tire comany,
    im saving money for new tires and wheels,
    its a DD, will be doing light offroading on the weekends,
    just need to know how much
    Thanks for your help
     
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    <font color="green"> Thornbirds! [​IMG] Man, you need to do a little bit of research, Thornbirds not only suck off-road, they suck on the street as well... A TSL Radial will last way longer and have better road manners. 36x12.5R/15, that's the tire for you. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif You'll get an easy 30k miles out of them and they work real nice on and off road. </font color>
     

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