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who's got 33 10.50 15 tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kumma, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. kumma

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    who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    Im gonna need new tires soon and have been checking out dfferent tires. saw bfg at in 33 10.50 15 inch and havent found many dealers who carry them. i,m wondering what you guys have paid for them and where you bought them from. i don't like the look of a 12.5 tire sticking out the front. any problems with using a tall skinny tire?

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    i got 33x12.50r15 on mine.
    i like them but im gonna be changing to 35s as soon as i get the moola!

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    You MAY be noticing the track-width difference between the front and rear axles-Re; tires sticking out the front. The front axles are actually a tad WIDER than the rears for handling purposes. Ran 32-11.50/15 Swamper TSL SX's for a while on my 76'...too short and skinny for me and the mud I run in. You may want to consider 32-11.50 AT's and rear wheel spacers to even out the look of front-to-rear.

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    I've got 33" 12.5 15 BFG M/T's, and after 20k miles, they have wore down aprox 1/4 - 1/2 inch. quite a bit I feel. I'm not sure what I'll do next time, but at $130.00 ea, its a bit. Another thing to consider is my truck weighs 6200lbs with only fuel and bolt on equip.

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    I put 32x11.5 bfg mudd terrains oin my stock 85. the front tires are even with the outside fender not protuding. They are nice I just wish they were at least 33's. I paid $130 each at sears two weeks ago. BFG is a great tire if you do street and dirt, as far as I'm concerned thier mudd terrain is what I call an allterrain. The AT are street tires.
    Oh an Corey-88K5.....Just how many miles do you expect to get from a mudd tire when running it on the street? I'v gotten 50k out of mud terrains and that's great for a mudd tire. If you don't think so try running something like a swamper or mikey thompson on the road. You'll be lucky to get 20k before thay are compleatley bald.
     
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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    I have the 33x10.5R15 BFG AT's on mine. I think they look really good, except at full turn on the front axle, they do look a little too narrow. But form the front or rear, they look ok. For looks, remember that the stock 235 is narrower than a 10.5, and the stock 31" tires were only 10.5's too, so they won't look any worse than they did stock. You COULD get 33x9.5's in BFG MT"s, but IMO thats too narrow to safely run on these trucks for the street, with stock 7 or 8" wide wheels.

    BFG told me there are more sizes coming in MT, but they did not know if there were going to be 33x10.5R15's in MT coming out. If you can wait until August, thats when they told me they were going to be coming out withteh different size MT's, we can only hope.

    I went with AT's because thats all you can get. I was torn between the 9.5's, but they are just too narrow in all respects to me, no matter that they are MT's.

    My truck has no lift whatsoever, and no wheel spacers. Also has factory 3 front, 6 rear leafs, which I imagine makes it slgihtly taller than a 2/5 spring truck. There is no way with stock suspension on my 81-91 style fendered truck I am going to rub with factory suspension, unless I REALLY try to abuse the truck.

    I assume this has gone around before, but the 73-80 trucks probably had slightly different fender dimensions, which may play into it.

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    I have 31 10.5 right now so I don't want to go narrower, 32 11.50 is doable because i have 8 inch rims. I don't have any extra money for new rims or lift kit this year, so the 33 10.5's sound promising. I will be replacing the body mount rubber so i might add ORD's 1 inch body lift for a little more room.

    I was quoted $150 a tire for 33 10.5 15 bfg at's. I guess ill look around some more based on what im seeing. thanks for the replys.

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    Re: who\'s got 33 10.50 15 tires

    Check out www.tires.com and see if they have any locations near you. Just paid $135, with road hazard warranty, for mine.

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