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Towing - What is you opinion for max tire size?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    37" too big to tow my Jimmy comfortably and safely?? Rig will hopefully have a BBC, so power wont be an issue.

    Mike

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  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    ttt

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  3. thatK30guy

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    I have towed just fine with my '85 K30 and 35" tires, no problems. And that is powered by a BBC, also.



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  4. 55Willy

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    My freind has a mid to late 80's suburban and has 13" of lift and 40" swampers. He towed a 20' trailer to the coast and back full of quads and things(it's on of those dune runner trailers, with storage and sleeping quarters) He had no problem with it. I would personaly draw the line at 38"s after that you have a bunch of side wall to try to steer straight.



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  5. Sparky87k5

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    I just made a trip with my new 35's and 427 to see how it all works. Couldn't be happier towing my trailer, 4th is better for cruising now and 3rd still pulls anything I'll encounter and truck feels no less stable.

    87 K5, 427/340hp BBC,4.56 D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM rear disc's,
     
  6. laketex

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    dammit why did you have to bring this up. There's a sweet '96 F250 in town that's for sale on 38.5 SX's and I've already convinced myself it wouldnt be worth crap for towing! WAAAAA

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  7. Emmettology 101

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    *evil grin* I made this post jsut for you cause I can read your mind! LOL j/k! I am thinking of buying some Hummer take offs for the 3/4 ton... Didn't really want to go over 35's, but they are cheap and have 60% tread left!

    Is that the Ford with the ticker you were telling me about? Put the 38's on the Blazer and put your 36's on the truck!

    Mike

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    That sounds like a good plan mike. Personally i still dont know what the heck to do. There's that one for 8K, another stock ford with an idi turbo diesel 4x4 for 4.5K, and a ford with the 460 2wd for 2.5K. I really dont have much cash to feed into this thing but Im leaning toward the latter two. Hell I dont know. but i need one fast!

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  9. Emmettology 101

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    If you are leaning towards the latter two, I would go witht he Diesel and 4wd!!!! :)

    Mike

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  10. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Not too big in my opinion.

    If I had the right width wheels, I'd tow with 44s as long as it was geared correctly.

    I too am buying a Ford Diesel pickup soon. F350, 4wd, manual trans all necessities.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  11. bigk

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    Tint the windows real good on the Ford so the Duramax drivers that blow you off the road won't see your shame.

    Karl
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    Yeah sure buddy. I'll just spend $200 on a chip so I can blow THEM off the road.

    I can't afford that new of a truck anyway, I'm only 18.

    And even if I could, I wouldn't shame myself and buy a worthless hunk of S*** with IFS.

    All the torque in the world isn't worth squat if you can't put it to the ground. IFS won't. An F350 with a dana 60 will!!!

    Tim
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    well blow that out of the water. I just got a killer loan approval and I'm going new. Looking into the super duty V10 or the chevy 6000, work truck with std tranny and 4x4 of course. Building my ford online now.

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    I tow with 36's and 6" of lift on my Suburban just fine. I'm in the Marine Corps and we tow with the Hummers, those 37's do the job just fine.

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    I Super Shi++ys had a Dana 50 frontend, not a 60. And I don't know where you got the idea that a Chevy HD won't put the power to the ground. I've seen a guy around here put his in tractor pulls in the stock truck class a few times and it kicks butt.

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  16. Emmettology 101

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    No fair!!! But Congrats!! :)

    Oh, BTW, Sweet pics, cant belileve it is finally Alive!!!!!!!!

    Mike

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  17. muddin4fun

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    IMO, it depends on the tire. 16 or 16.5" will prolly be 10 ply so they'll prolly be okay. Sway bar would help alot.

    "Out in Luckenbach Texas, there ain't nobody feelin no pain" Waylon Jennings 1937-2002

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