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tire mileage

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coolhandluke, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. coolhandluke

    coolhandluke 1/2 ton status

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    What kind of tires have you guys run, an more importantly, how many miles did you get out of a pair? I'm looking at running 35's, and, since I drive it everyday, don't want to be constantly buying new tires.

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    I run BFG tires. They have always given me good mileage. If you rotate the BFG's regularly I have heard that 40K is about the norm. I have never run them that far, but I would agree that 40K is about what you can expect with normal rotation and correct tire pressure.

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  3. RaisedK5

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    I got about 45K out of a set of General Grabber MTs with normal rotation, and rebalancing. And the Swampers i got now i'll probably get 30-35K out of.

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    I have BFG MTs and have around 50,000 miles on them. I still have about 5/16th or tread left.

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    Wow, you must take damn good care of those MT's. I guess you can get 50K out of BFG's. Personally I don't think my AT's will last that long, but they never do. I have a nack for running over wierd things. The guys at Discount Tire hate me.

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    A lot of road miles, very few offroad. I keep them aired to 35 psi, but they are on 8 inch rims so the center is a little more worn than the outside. I'm not big on rotations, but with all the times I've had them off and on, they've been rotated a few times.

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    I've got AT"s. I drive alot of road miles too, but when I go offroad they get abused pretty well. I have never cut down a tire offroad yet. Were I hunt there is alot of shale and it cuts my tires up, and I have torn off my far share of lugs. Thats probably why I don't get as good of mileage out of them. They are on the factory rims and usually run between 30-35 psi.

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