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Time for new tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BPS, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. BPS

    BPS Registered Member

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    It's time for new tires on my stock height '90 K5.

    I do about 90% road and hiway, 8% gravel and 2% sand/mud driving.

    I'm leaning towards the BFG, AT, KO 33x12.5x15

    From what I have read these seem like a very good tire, any other recommendations or comments?
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Are you already running 33x12.5's or not? (by your sig I'm guessing yes) But just in case, if you aren't running 12.5's yet, you might consider the BFG AT KO 33x10.5's, as they *should* fit without rubbing.

    I'm running them on my truck, and I'm real impressed with the AT KO's. I'm in the same boat, typically only a couple times of year do I have the pleasure of getting it off the pavement. Worked good in the snow, mud, whatever, as long as it wasn't too deep.
     
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    I've heard a lot of good things about coopers, they dont have the 3 ply sidewall that bfgs go, but they are cheaper and last longer...i have no personal experience though.
     
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    I'm currently runnin 33x12.5 and they don't rub - truck is stock height.
     
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    never had a problem with the bfg at's
    love them actually, they're what i always get for street trucks, not too loud, ride pretty good, just a good day to day tire...
     
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    I run 33x12.50 in stock form w/ out any rubbing problems but I use to run BFG all terrains, and I hated them they sucked off road and wore down way to quick for an all terrain, I would go with pro comp mt I run them I love them, they wears awsome, great off road and they are as quiet as the BFGs
     
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    yeah, get 35s and trim to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
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    Just for future knowledge, what wheels and how many front leafs does the truck have?

    I can't verify the bad comments on the AT KO's. It's been over 2 years on mine, and they are showing very little (if any) wear. Stock 15x8 wheels.
     
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    For the conditions you described the BFG AT KO's are great. There have been a set of BFG AT's on my truck since 1991. They wear very well. The only thing they don't like is deep mud. I have done some decent mud with mine, but they are defintily not the right tire if you run alot of mud. But since "2%" is you muddin they should do just fine.
     
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    yes - stock wheels and I believe 3 leaves up front
     
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    I'm partial to Goodyear for DD tires. I have run the AT/S 32x11.5 for almost three years and 50K miles
    Recent pic @ 45K miles
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    Great DD, at first on the hiway they grab alot of air so they wonder a little, after 10K miles they are really nice.
    SO FAR, I have had snow, mud, sand, rocks, hiway and city street (pot holes) use and LOVE them. Hopefully in a couple months I'm replacing with the same tire.
     

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