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Would it look weird with 42's and 44's together

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, May 12, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

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    Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    I would like to do 42's in the front since they are only 15"wide. Would it be ugly with some 42 TSL's in the front, 44's Boggers in the back?
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    I wouldn't do it for two reasons. One you would have to have diffrent gears in each axel. Two you would have to have two diffrent spare tires unless you never planed on getting a flat!
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    well 44s and 42s dimentionally arent that much different. The 44 is like 17 wide i think? Im pretty sure the actual contact surface of the 44 is really close to that of a 42.
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    The gears I'm not too worried about. The only time I ever use 4 wheel drive is in mud, the tires are spinning then anyway. And if I get a flat I'm outta luck since I don't carry a spare. Would it look stupid though? I like the fact that you can mount 42" TSL's on a 9.75" rim. 44's require a 12" wide wheel or at least Interco recommends.
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    just go boggers all around
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    Just go ahead and use all 42's or all 44's. You can put a 44 on a 9.75" wheel. I keep my spare 39.5x18 bogger on one. My 44's are on 12" wide wheels, but they woud work just as well or better on a 10. As for looking stupid, It would be more how the vehicle was setup than just the tires.
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    That's what I would really like to do. Boggers all the way around. 10" susp lift, how much more trimming would I have to do to fit 44's opposed to 42's?
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    I'm running 44 tsl's with 8" of lift on a 79 k10. I can make them scrub if it gets REALLY crossed up. With 10" you should have plenty of room if you trim fenders.
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    By trimming you mean just a little off the sides, right 8)
     
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    Re: Would it look weird with 42\'s and 44\'s together

    There is NO WAY that the contact of a 44 Bogger is anywhere near the contact of a 42 swamper. The Boggers are WAY wider, WAY wider.

    Ken H.
     

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