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which tires for my truck?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DesertDueler, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to decide on some tires for my k20. It has a 8" lift, so I want to go in the 38-40" range. I will use this truck for towing the boat to the lake(boat and trailer are really light, under 3,000 lbs), taking the rail to glamis, camping, and wheeling. I am trying to decide on what to go with. They will see alot of highway, since glamis is 3-4 hrs away. Anyways I have had 38.5" SXs, and liked them, but I really want something for a 16" wheel. I will get 15" wheels if I have to. I was thinking either 39.5x13.5-16 irok, 38x13-16 tsl, or 38.5x15-16 bogger. If I go 15" wheel 38.5x14.50-15 SX, 39.5x15-15 tsl. Help guys. BTW I only am thinking to boggers because of how good they do in sand.

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    Or even the 40x17-15 ground hawgs. I am trying to decide this weekend, so I can get free shipping.

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    I would go with the 39x15x15 TSL, maybe step up to the 10 ply model since you're towing.
     
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    Does anybody know if there is any grinding with 2" backspacing? The reason I am asking is because I am putting furd outers on mine so I can have dual piston calipers and bigger brake pads. I have heard that 15" doesnt clear furds.

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    2" of BS shouldnt require much grinding at all. May need some, but it won't be much.

    AFA tires, thats a lot of street miles... I wouldnt even think about running iroks... prolly either TSL, SSR or hawgs. With that many miles.. I'd prolly lean towards the hawgs. I run 39.5" TSLs and love em, but they are ONLY used on trails or to get to nearby trails... no 4 hour road trips. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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    I've never towed with the Ground Hawg's, so I couldn't tell ya how they work for that. But I will say that I do like the Ground Hawg's. They last along time with road duty.
     
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    I've never towed with the Ground Hawg's, so I couldn't tell ya how they work for that. But I will say that I do like the Ground Hawg's. They last along time with road duty.

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    Yeah if you want an arrgressive tire and do a lot of miles, the Hawgs wear like iron. I wouldn't get boggers for the road, ypou might as well just burn your paycheque.
     

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