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Tire choice

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a set of Weld Racing Super Single II's in the shed. They are 16.5 x 12.

    My question is: which tire should I get?

    1. 38.5 x 14.5 x 16.5 TSL SX
    2. 38 x 15.5 x 16.5 TSL Radial

    Tell me your choice and why.

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     
  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>I have the radials, my next set will be SX's. The SX's have stronger sidewalls.</font color=blue>
     
  3. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    The SX's cuz they are what I am looking into buying! [​IMG]

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> I agree, Get the SX's .........sweet tires !

    L8r,
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  5. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Have you considered the SSR's? Great tire..............seems a good 'compromise' tire, not too noisy and very aggressive tread..........as well as siped tread for wet weather traction. My 35'ers are also 10 ply.............plenty tough.

    Just a thought.

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  6. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    39.5 TSL As Pete says it's "What all the cool kids are running"

    Steve

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    i have tsl rad 14x50 on a 15x10

    can some 1 find me a ford i need to take a pee k5s kick a$$ still peein on that ford just have to keep goin
     
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    flblazer 1/2 ton status

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    i have tsl 14x50 on a 15x10

    can some 1 find me a ford i need to take a pee k5s kick a$$ still peein on that ford just have to keep goin
     
  9. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Get the radials if it is a daily driver and the SX if it is for play only
    The radial's have a tighter tred pattern
    The SX are bias ply and are tough as He!!. I can air my 36" TSL's to 8psi and still not see a bulge in the side wall.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    Bite the bullet and get the SXs. They are THE tire to own.

    thebigdaddyof2
     
  11. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    Well then I guess Im not cool, I just have the TSLs!

    Out of 100,000 sperm, YOU were the fastest?? [​IMG]
     
  12. LA Bogger

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    I'd go with TSL 39.5 especially with all of your K30 with all of the Super HOOAH stuff BIG BLOCK etc....

    EAT MORE MUD!
     
  13. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Is that what you want to get next Steve? I think it's a good all around size if 42's and 44's are a little on the big side and anything less than a 38 seems smallish.

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    Wes, If it was me, and have a 2nd set for the street and light stuff (BFG's), I would go for the biggest SX's. Too bad they didn't make them in a 40.......

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Well, I'm leaning towards the 38" Radial Swampers now. I do more street driving than off roading. Heres a pic from Mychal (90blzr) and it pretty much shows how my '82 is going to look when completed. [​IMG]

    <a target="_blank" href=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1462972&amp;a=11000083&amp;p=50814028&amp;f=0>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1462972&amp;a=11000083&amp;p=50814028&amp;f=0</a>

    Yep, thats pretty much how I want the '82 to look!!! [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     
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    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah that's a sweet truck. What's the total lift on it?


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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    According to Mychal, 6" suspension and 3" body, with 1" zero-rates on the rear springs.

    <font color=blue>Daddy told me while learning to pee......"if you shake it more than twice, then you are playing with it!!!"</font color=blue>
     

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