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whos gonna be the first to get these tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Adrock, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Adrock

    Adrock 1/2 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.simexeurope.co.uk/tyres/4x4/4x4_extreme.htm>http://www.simexeurope.co.uk/tyres/4x4/4x4_extreme.htm</a>
    i guess they arent DOT approved and you can only get them overseas, but i was thinkin about gettin one for a spare. mostly because its different, but will still work.

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    Too small.

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    yeah there's some aussies over on por boards that run them.

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    Just looks like a grooved TSL-SX to me. Why go to the trouble and expense of shipment when TSLs are so cheap?

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    Does that say that they are available in tube type only?

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    Yup it does.... shipping would suck and they look kinda like Swampers... I'd want 12.50" wide if I went to 35's those are narrow...

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    When I build my buggy, I might try to get a set of the 35x9.50"s.
    I imagine I will just end up going with 34x9.50 TSL though.
    ettin em into the country ought to prove taxing to say the least...

    Poundin' the ol "pavment"!
     
  8. i like the Jungle Trekker II. i agree with the others- some wider sizes would be cool.



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    hey it all depends upon your terrain... I may actually try these 35" narrow tires cuz in most situations you wanna narrower tire here to get down past the mud to solid ground...

    (I say that, but I think it would be kind hard to get me from going to the ssr's when I go through these tires)

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    I have emailed the company on the Jungle Trekker and asked for a price and shipping to Alaska....the narrow size will be great for our winters that last 5-6 months a year here and when they get me a price I will post it for everyone.
     
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    If you want your truck to sink in the mud, you must have a lot more horsepower than I do. When it sinks, it's over. Your tires don't have to be extremely wide, but I can't imagine wanting a 9.50 wide tire for anything but snow.

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    yea, but you gotta realize you are in a different part of the country... you got 2 theories with mud; 1) float on top 2) get down to the bottum where the dirt is solid. all depends on what you are trying to do.

    I've seen situations where people with the narrow tires did better, and seen situations where people with the wider tires did better.

    was a guy around here that used to compete in mud bogs around here, and rarely lost; his secret? really tall narrow tires! his tires would hit the bottum so he would just drive right through.

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    Depends alot on where you are - most places out here in the west, the mud will only be a few inches deep, and then you're on fairly solid conglomerate. It's that stuff you guys east of the Rockies have everywhere that's the killer - seems like 20-30 feet deep in a shallow spot[​IMG]

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    You guys are absolutely right. If there is a bottom, you're better off finding it. I can't imagine wanting extremely narrow tires unless that was the case. In the back to backs this year at our 4x4 show, the winner was a 1 ton Chevy with a 454, TH 400, and NP 205. He pulled HUGE trucks, even though all he had was a stock suspension truck (no wheelhop) and very narrow BFG Mud Terrains. He beat a 6 door (not a typo) crewcab Ford truck that had a stall converter, insanely low axle gears, and a 530 CID motor. His trick? Traction!!

    However, when I hit the trails around here, you're very lucky if you find the bottom of the bog before your frame finds the top. Your only hope with no bottom is to put it to the floor and float over the top of it. You'll still sink somewhat, but there isn't a bottom. Well, not one anywhere near where a truck can find it anyway.

    I have had my 35" BFG Mud Terrains buried completely a few times (couldn't see the tire). I could hardly walk out to hook up the chain.

    Tim
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    How much are they? I want the 35x9.5x15s. It would be perfect for the mud down here!


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