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Tires on ORD Blazer?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Triaged, Jul 21, 2001.

  1. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    Stephen, I saw a picture of your truck with the 42's. Is the tred cut on the tires? If so:
    Did you drive on them before they were cut?
    What difference did it make?


    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Also, what size EXACTLY are the tires and the rim size too?

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    the tires are 42x15x16.5, and the wheels are one off, Tire Ready 16.5 custom beadlocks. They are the first and last set this company will make.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Cool!!!

    How wide are those rims and the off set?

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    I think they are 10", with a 5 inches of back spacing. Don't quote me on that though. Jon

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    He's right, 15-42-16.5's on a 16.5 x 9.75 beadlock. The width probably varied a little with the beadlock, but it's not very much. Backspace is around 5", it may be 4.75".
    Yes they are cut, but I never drove on them before I sliced em up. Nothing like taking the groovin' iron to $1500+ worth of tires before they even hold the truck up! But they work really well offroad, and behave like all other swampers I've had on the highway. I think it helps the carcass flex a little better, and gives it more biting edges.


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    Thanks Stephen. I can't what to see the TTC video of those tires in action.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    You grooved your tires before you even used them, and you drive it on the road? How much did you take off?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Yeah I cut them before I drove on them, a couple of them weren't even on the wheel yet!
    It does go down the road, it's not exactly a great daily driver since it gets about 7-8 mpg and wears out tires that cost $300 each, but it drive nicely at 75 or 80 mph.

    I think you might be able to see the way I cut the blocks in the pics from the Kremling competition that schneggie took. There's a link on this page, and on the main board. I have a pic of them but don't have my web-edit software loaded back up yet, so other people's pics will have to do for now.

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