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Time to replace tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Uncle Fester, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Uncle Fester

    Uncle Fester 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all,
    It is time to replace the tires that got sliced a few weeks ago, and I need some advice from you.
    First, about my truck, it is a 1978 Suburban 4x4, SM465/NP205, 10bolt/12bolt w/3.73 gears, NO lift. I have trimmed the fenders for clearance, and test fitted 35x12.50x15s with no problems. The truck currently has 33x12.50x15s on it, and is used as a daily driver (80%) and trail runner, mostly fire roads, on the weekends. I do not have the money to upgrade the axles to 1-tons right now, so that is out of the queston.
    I have deceided I am going to use BFGoodrich AT ko's and my queston is , should I go with 33x12.50x15s or 35x12.50x15s? I really want to go with the bigger tires, but I don't want to break stuff either.
     
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    SUPERSUB87 1/2 ton status

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    you should and most likely will be fine with 35's. some ppl will tell you other wise but since you just like to pedal around on fire roads and such you will be fine.
     
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    and by the way... i like your cardomain page. The burb looks great too.
     
  4. Uncle Fester

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    Thanks, I really need to update that page one of these days, show the updates I have made, like the fender trimming, the "new" bumper i added, the grill I made, ect ect ect
     
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    Plans changed some....

    Hey all,
    Well, plans have changed some on my end, mainly due to this weather front that came in tonight. I WAS going to go with BFGoodrich ATs on my truck, in a 35x12.50x15, but I would have to order them, and that will take up to 7-10 days...but they have a set of 35x12.50x15 Dunlop Radial MUD ROVERs in stock at 150.00 a tire, so I am going with those. I know I won't get the mileage out of the Dunlops, but they are the size I want/need, and they are here NOW, and I HATE not being able to lock into 4 wheel drive!:doah:

    Just to remind you, due to some looser slicing my tires, I have 33x12.50s on the rear of my truck, and a loaner set of 31x10.50 up front, that equals no 4x4 fun in the snow for me!:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Anyway, by the time I post up again tommarow evening, my truck will have some new sneakers on her and will be locked in to 4wheel drive for some snow fun!:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I ran 35's on a 10B front and a 14bsf rear for a while. I now have 37's on the same setup. You should do fine with the 35's if you don't get crazy with the skinny pedal.
     
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    How much did you trim your fenders?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are asking me (probably not) I didn't until I got 37's.
     
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    Anyone really. I'm checking into a deal for some 35x12.5 BFG's, six for $300 with 1/2 tread left, for my 91 with no lift.
     
  10. Uncle Fester

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    The 35's will fit with no trimming, or very minor trimming at best, but in my case, I wacked off about the same as you would to put on BUSH WACKER CUT-OUT FLAIRS, I will post some pics as soon as I can.
     

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