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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85Jimmy, Jan 28, 2002.

  1. 85Jimmy

    85Jimmy Registered Member

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    Does anyone have pics of stock height blazer with 31x1050x15 or 32x1150x15? What tire and size do you think is best for a stock height vehicle. At least half of my driving is onroad.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Get 32's. I had 32's on my Jimmy when it was stock. They fit just fine, and didn't rub that I could tell, and I did wheel it pretty hard while hunting. You also get another 1/2 inch of clearence to boot.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  3. keeferk5

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    The picts in my photo album are pre lift, 85k5, the tires are 32x11.5x15 on stock ralleye wheels. I don't know how to post the link, it's on pg31 of the members ride gallery, under keith's 85 project.

    My hotrod goes anywhere I want it to.
     
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    Here is a pic of my Jimmy back when it was <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/view_photo.pcgi?set_albumName=My85Jimmy&amp;id=aai>stock with 32s on 15x10 wheels</a>. Mine also had a pretty severe amount of sag in the rear springs. I would say go with 32s. As much meat as you can get the better.

    Some tire places will let you mount the tires and check them for clearance. If the 32s work good with a clearance check, go for it. If not, go with the 31s.

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Here is a picture of <a target="_blank" href=http://www.gbr4wd.com/profilepages/HummerlEric/Iveysride2.jpg>the Lady's 79</a> on trail 6 at Tellico. It's wearing BFG MT's 32x11.50x15 on stock rims.

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    if you check <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/gonzo_01>here</a> there are pics of my blazer befrore the lift on 32x11.5 tires and also my wife's 88 blazer on 33x12.5 tires with stock springs. the 33's required trimming the running boards a little though.
    oh look in the "car stuff" folder for the pics.

    <font color=blue>85 blazer</font color=blue> 4" lift, 35" pro comp mt, locked out back
    <font color=blue>88 blazer</font color=blue>mostly stock
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  7. 85Jimmy

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    Thanks to all for the posts how do the 32"s bite on snow and ice compared to 235-75s? Gotta love this Montana winter am I right GONZO2?
     
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    If yur gear ratio is 308:1 I think I would go with the 31X 10.50s.
    If ride height is not important just go with the 31s
    Many Blazers came stock with 31x10.50s. Mine did they work just fine for everyday wheeling. They are also good in the snow
    31s are a lot cheaper and easier to get than 32x 11.50.
    I have both 31"AT and 33"MT tires for my stock K5. I run the 33" in the winter when I use my truck off road in the mud and snow a lot. I had to trim the fender a little to fit the 33s.
    I put the 31s on in the summer cause I like them better for the highway and towing
    There are pics of my K5 with both the 31s and 33s on it in the link below.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>

    <font color=blue>Nevada... Where the pavement ends and the west begins
     
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    My Jimmy has 4.11 gears, will i gain any mpg on the highway with the 32"s? does anyone make 32x10.50s? Thanks Chris
     
  10. Hossbaby50

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    BFG just came out with 33x10.5's. 32's would probably get you a little better mileage, but probably nothing drastic. 33's would show more of a change.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     

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