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Tires II

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CaptCrunch, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well since we have the "tires" post out in the forems and I was poking along in the search and having a tough time locating anything because I got a trillion posts... Not to mention we have quite a few newbies (pardon my terms LOL [​IMG]) it would be reasonable to post a couple qustions.

    #1 It has been quite a while since I have seen a BFG MT... but are they really a true 35" tire? I always thought they were just like the other MT's... about 33" measured depending on presure and rim width.

    #2 is I'm kicking around some ideas here and after having my lift now for a month or two I have detirmined... It just isn't big enough [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] LOL. I have been kicking around adding a bit by going to a 36 or 37" tire. My main concern is right now the truck is my rig for winters so I need something good in snow and at least as decent as a MT on ice... although there really is nothing all that good for ice. How are the two types of swampers in this crap? Anyother ideas? Hopefully some of the CO boys can be of some help or other northerners LOL... thanks

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  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    BFG's tend to run taller than other brands - the last time I measured a Mud Terrain 33 it was right at 32.50" My current Winston Tire specials measure in at 31.25".

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  3. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I can only answer "?" #1.
    My BFG M/Ts, 35x12.50-R15 on a stock 15x8 steel Ralley, measured ~ 34.8" at 32 psi, on the truck. Close enough to 35 for me. Other than a Swamper they are the only ones to give a true height. That, and the fact local shops keep them in stock, is why I went with the BFG over the Generals.

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  4. bigredblazer

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    I run a 35" swamper ssr, and I love them. If your are looking for a 37" my recomendation is to go with theese tires. I've had mine for almost two years now. When i first got them I thought they would wear quickly, but they are at about half tread right now. They are way quieter than BFG'S, they handle very well on the street, in snow, and are great in the mud. If they made 39's they would be my next set of tires too. By the way I'm one of the Colorado boys! Good luck. Jon
     
  5. FWP

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    FYI the Cooper STT come with stud holes. put the pins em= ice traction galore[​IMG], although the biggest they make as far as I know is 35. Sipe the middle treads and snow traction would be great.

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  6. '73 K5

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    I had 35 inch BFG mud terrains on a Jeep once with 15x10 inch rims and they measured just at 34 inches when they were new and on the Jeep.

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  7. shawnboy

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    I heard the new Parnelli Jones are one of the closest as well but they are very expensive.
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  8. Emmettology 101

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    Like someone else said, there is the SSR or Super Swampers new Truxxus may come in the larger sizes.
    Also, you can shell out the big bucks for a set of 37" Goodyears...


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  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    no one's mentioned the pro comps don't they have stud holes in 'em? and they're siped too, that helps in snow don't it? i thought about getting those for my suburban. i don't know how accurate their measurements are though.

    scott,
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