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What size tires should I upgrade to??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    The tires in the pic are BFG Mud TA's 35x12.5x15. As you can see, there is a lot of room and I really need to install a 2" body lift to make room for the big block valve cover to clear the brake booster. The BFG's are 35" (true measurement) Thought about 38" TSL's but they are actually only 37"..not much good. Thinking about 39.5 IROK's and I'm pretty sure I can fit them. Just want to get some opinions.
    On the rear. those are the stock springs but will be adding some 57's next week. Might get another 1" or so since 2 leaves on the driver side are broke in half right now.

    Thanks

    Bryan

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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    If you add the body lift you'll probably want to go bigger than 39.5. As it sits right now I think some 39.5s would be sweet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    That was actually what I've bben thinking. I almost ordered them yesterday. It's almost an even trade since I have those 35's sold along with a set of wheels for the same price I can get the 39.5's for
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Go for it, just get the TSLs instead of IROKs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    39.5 Iroks are great tires, a friend of mine uses them in the rocks a lot, they bite really well. Im sure you'll love them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Might do that> I see that the 39.5 tsl have 6/32" more tread depth than the Iroks too plus not much in the way of rocks around here. I will be moving most likely around the first of the year. Right now it looks like either Illinois or Nevada. Should be finding out soon I hope. IROKs better for Nevada and TSL prob better for Illinois area (home)
     
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    Radials Bias Anywhere from 38's to 40's should look pretty good on it.
     
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    Ground hawgs would suck in both areas. Not worth a squat for rocks and worthless in reverse, (for mud) so that idea is out. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ground hawgs would suck in both areas. Not worth a squat for rocks and worthless in reverse, (for mud) so that idea is out. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]Have you ever tried Ground Hawgs ??? I've had them on more the one truck. Did just fine in the rocks, and I love them in the mud. And they'll last way longer then swampers !!!!!!!!
     
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    44's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Love the camo.
     
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    44's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Love the camo.

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    You just want me to be like you /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I'd like to but there just not in the budget just yet. I'm working my way up there though /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Ground hawgs would suck in both areas. Not worth a squat for rocks and worthless in reverse, (for mud) so that idea is out. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]Have you ever tried Ground Hawgs ??? I've had them on more the one truck. Did just fine in the rocks, and I love them in the mud. And they'll last way longer then swampers !!!!!!!!

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    I have some 38.5 bias Hawgs and can't really tell a difference in forward or reverse. They go just as good or better than a TSL in the mud.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Ground hawgs would suck in both areas. Not worth a squat for rocks and worthless in reverse, (for mud) so that idea is out. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]Have you ever tried Ground Hawgs ??? I've had them on more the one truck. Did just fine in the rocks, and I love them in the mud. And they'll last way longer then swampers !!!!!!!!

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    I have some 38.5 bias Hawgs and can't really tell a difference in forward or reverse. They go just as good or better than a TSL in the mud.

    [/ QUOTE ] That's what I'm saying. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    go with the Iroks they work awesome in the mud sand and rock /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif they are also quieter and smoother riding then the tsl's i had 38in tsl's and now have the 39.5 Iroks and i like the Iroks way better /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have some 38.5 bias Hawgs and can't really tell a difference in forward or reverse. They go just as good or better than a TSL in the mud.

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    I have some 38.5 bias Hawgs and can't really tell a difference in forward or reverse. They go just as good or better than a TSL in the mud.

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    [/ QUOTE ] What ??? Don't belive the people who run Ground Hawgs ???
     
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    Why do the IROKs have 6/32's less tread?? I have TSL's now. Whats the deal? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Dont know...that's just the way they make them /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Wonder how well the IROKs will wear with street usage.
     

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