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What Size Tires ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by schlechto, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. schlechto

    schlechto Registered Member

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    Hi, I am thinking about running some 33s but I don't know what width to get (9.50, 10.50, 12.50). What are the benefits and drawbacks of having wider tires?
     
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    12.50s are good, not too wide. that's what i got. they are nice.

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    33x12.5 look the best


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    What are you gonna do, street, mud? Wide tires aren't always the hot ticket. The 10.50 width is more compact and puts more weight on a smaller area, giving more "bite". 12.50s kick up alot more $hit too. I've tried 12.50's and 10.50 in a snow storm, I was calling my dad's Jimmy with the 12.50 "The Big Sled" cause it slid so much. [​IMG]
     
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    I will mostly use the tires for daily driving along with some moderate offroading. However, I am going to work at the ski resort on the weekends and I need something that can handle the snow and ice.

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    If you will constantly enounter deep snow, go as narrow as possible. Tall and skinnies work VERY well in snow. So do All-Terrains. Even better than Mud Terrains if the snow isn't real deep.

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    For all around use and snow I think the 10.50s would be your best bet. 12.50s are a little too wide for the snow and ice. Also you shouldn't have any clearance problems with the 10.50s.

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    Thanks. I was kind of leading towards the 10.50s .
     
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    I have had very good results with all terrains in snow and ice in the 12.5" width. All terrains basically rock in the winter, spanking all of the little SUV's with street tires. If you are going to run mud-terrains in winter conditions, make sure that they are narrower. Around here, anything with mud terrains (or more aggressive) wider than 11 inches is pretty much in the garage all winter. I've heard that siping can help, though.

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    12.50 work good....especially in snow!


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