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Tall tires Don't necessarily have to be wide?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by _DeeVee8_, May 4, 2000.

  1. _DeeVee8_

    _DeeVee8_ 1/2 ton status

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    Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    I'm looking for some new shoes for the Ol girl-- but I kinda want to get out of that wide 12.5 inch foot print and get into something taller. I wanna stay between the 31" to 35" range but I really would like some imput on what brands people have been runnin in this area. I'm not talkin about commercial truck all onroad tires neither. My wheeling style is mild to wild-- with more emphasis on mild because of my job.(drive the city streets picking up supplys)

    Anyone know what rides well on the pavement and off pavement //it's kinda a 60/40 split. I do mostly trail rides, no mud, not gumbo-.......mostly loose dirt and granite.

    Don't tell me about no PIZZA CUTTER tire setups either...
    Its stock rallye rims and a 4" Rancho suspension lift--I'm not going to do another lift/ only in tire selection.

    any help in this area would be appreciated-- the local tires guys just want to sell me what they have in stock(boneheads!)

    -thanks

    Dv8


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  2. 6.2Blazer

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    A couple of guys in my club run BFG Mud-Terrains in the 33x9.50 size and seem to like them. Another possibility is to run 16" rims with something like a 255/85r16 (equivalent to about a 33x10.50).
     
  3. mrkay

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    I have Brigestone 33x10.5 A/T's on my stock 8" rims on my 88. Fit great, VERY aggressive tread and act very good on the highway. They added about 1.5" lift to my stock setup.

    mrkay

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  4. Goose

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    I have 33x12.50x15 BFG Mud Terrains and like them a lot. I have gotton a lot of miles and think they ride well and aren't very noisy. I've heard that the All Terrains last even longer and are a little quieter. They aren't as good in mud, but are better on wet pavement. They also have very strong sidewalls.

    Mud is just thick water, or is it that water is just thin mud?
     
  5. shaggyk5

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    there was a magazine review a few months back about new swampers sized 34x10.5 or something like that. they got good comments if i remember, and they said that they were wearing great. i dunno. whatever.


    shaggyk5

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  6. 89Jimmy

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    Check out coyote radials from National Tire and Wheel.
    http://www.natltire.com/
    Mine have been great,(mostly snow), 2.85's

    John

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  7. '73 K5

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    Buckshot radial mudders!

    '73 K5
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  8. chad

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    I have Michelin A/T LTX 31x10.50x15 on mine and they are great on and off road, I don't do any serious wheelin because it is daily driver. Very aggressive in snow too, if you got it that is.

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  9. hpfire7227

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    Check out the June '00 issue of 4wheel and Off Road...there's an article about skinny vs. wide in there, it's really good.

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    Re: Tall tires Don\'t necessarily have to be wide?

    I'm pretty sure BFG just released a 33x10.50 15 AT that should be just right. I tried the 33x9.50 on the front of a 1/2 ton PU once and didn't like the look much.

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     

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