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Tire choice

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85threeofive, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. 85threeofive

    85threeofive Registered Member

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    I have a 85 305 blazer with 235/75/15 tires on it right now, and I'm in the valley so i dont do a whole lot of long trips. I was asking about a resonable tire that is good on and off road, and bigger.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    what type of terrain? how much street use?

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  3. 85threeofive

    85threeofive Registered Member

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    tires

    I use it mostly on the streets, back and forth to work and pleasure trips, but I do go off road occasionally, nothing serious, just looking for a little fun in my downtime.
     
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    bridgestone desert dualer a/t's in 33 x 12.50 would be my choice
     
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    i'd go with a 31x10.5 tire. maybe sport kings or mud kings. i've seen mudkings work very well off road (not in comparison to a swamper or anything, but good.)
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Don't go wider than 11.5" if stock wheels, and you shouldn't have to worry about clearance when off-road.

    I and a couple others run 33x10.5R15's with no problem, essentially stock trucks.

    They are a bit narrow, BUT they are still wider than the 235/75R15's, and just as wide as the 31's, just taller. So from the rear they don't look any different than the 31's, but on the side they fill the wheelwells out like any other 33. Plus the narrower tires are better in water on pavement, and snow/mud you can get to the bottom of. Better economy as well, and my BFG A/T's so far are wearing very well.

    An A/T tire is a compromise, but they make MT's in this size as well.
     
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    33x12.50 BFG MT's ull love them, and they look sweet :bow:
     

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