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Tryin to Pick Tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dip Stick, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Ok, here's the thing. Aint sure weather or not to run the 35 x 15.50 x 15 or the 36 x 12.50 x 15. Both models will be the TSL / SX. I am planning on running a 4 inch lift so i think the 36s would look better but am concerned with how well they will perform in the slop. Lemme know what yall think

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    The 12.50"s will cut through thick mud the best Steering control will be better too.



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  3. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    clicky:

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    I am not a fan of wide tires. That's my input.
    I do feel people should have what they want, but if it were me, I'd go with the 36"s


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  5. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    I think a 4 inch lift with 36s' and either 4.10's or 4.56's would be a perty good daily mudder/driver for a starting truck, don't you?

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    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Yup. Don't forget lockers. You at least need one in the rear.
    It'll keep the Swamps wearing evenly [​IMG]


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  7. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    I know what your sayin. I'll probly put a detroit or eaton posi in the rear and a posi in the front, what ya think?

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    I think skip the Posi and just get the Detroit. I have Lock Rights front/rear. Awesome!

    I just sent you a PM

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  9. Dip Stick

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    You don't have to reset the ring and pinion for a lock right do you? Yea, I'll probly go with a detroit in the rear, i wanna run an ARB in the front, but then again, it's only a 10 bolt so i dunno Plus i need to find me a job

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    that's what's on my truck. 4" lift, 36x12.50s now i need lockers and 4.33:1 gears

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    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    If you got any pics, send them to my email at ProgramerX@home.com
    I would like to see just what it looks like

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    Anybody got any other input? Good or Bad, don't bother me, just like to know before I go spendin money

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    i think that the wide 35's would be a bit much. if you are going for a mudder, have you looked into the 37x13 boggers? perhaps go with a 6" lift and hog out the wheel wells to stuff 38x14.5 SX's If you are not worried about flex or crawling, put the biggest, meanest, fattest tires you can afford under it. also look at the (i think) may issue of 4wheel and off-raod. they have a great article on a mud tire shoot out. Might want to take a look. just suggestions...

    -Zakk
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    Check my pics out...5" of lift and 36" x 12.5" TSL's

    Rene

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    Looks perty good. I would put on the 38s but for two reasons, I don't want to run that big of a tire and money. I'm savin every penny i got and still havin trouble findin money. Think I should go take out a permanent loan from a bank? :) Just a thought

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