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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2002, 07:44 PM
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Muddin Tires??

Well first of all am new here. Well I am looking at buying new tires for my 81 chevy. It has a 5 inch suspension lift on right now. I am looking at buying 35's for it and was looking at Denman Groundhawgs, Do these tires perform well and different types of mud?I am goina start goin muddin alot now and need a good tire. And one more question how much more lift would I need to clear 38's?

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Re: Muddin Tires??

I would stick with a Interco TSL or TSL/SX myself.

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And one more question how much more lift would I need to clear 38's

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Re: Muddin Tires??

38-13-16 tsl fit nicly under a chevy. mine is also an 81 and I am runnig a two inch lift with fender triming and it works well!! My thought is bigger is better.
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Re: Muddin Tires??

if you don't want to trim your fenders and want to be able to twist you need like 12 inches you could get away 8 plus 3 but might rub sometimes ... if it's a beater cut the heck out of the fenders and get out the BFH I had 42's on a blazer with only 6" of lift with no rubbing (and almost no fenders) ...i have an 8 inch lift and 38's on my 77 stepside and i can't really go offroad cause the tires rub .... am looking to get some 36's ...... Ground hawgs (in my opinion) are the best out there .... boggers will out dig them and some people say hawgs don't backup well although i've never had any problem backing up the really great thing that I've found is that they last much longer than anything else ....as far as boggers well if you even care how long they last then don't buy them A friend and I had a real world test.... we drive close to the same number of miles and within a month of each other he got 38 inch boggers and i got my hawgs less than 1 year later he got some tsl's caust the boggers were getting pretty worn and now 2 years later he just bought some hawgs ........ mine are starting to get pretty thin but not shot yet will probably get new ones next summer or fall
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Whats all this about just cutting up beaters? Blah

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now thats the right additud if I had one that new I would still cut it up too. the truck only has to inpress the owner the other are just bouns [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img][img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img][img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img][img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Muddin Tires??

If you want a tire to run on the road and in the mud, Get BFG mud terrain 35's. If this is mostly an off road truck, Get TSL Swampers, or if you can Boggers. I've seen plenty of sets of 38" Gumbos and Hawgs for sale for 200 bucks, but never a set of Swampers. This gives a pretty good indication, IMO, of which tire performs best. If you really want to go raddical, find a set of 16" ground driven implement tires (tractor treads), they measure about 38", but keep in mind they are not DOT legal.
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look up the Michelin XM27 and XM47 tractor tires if yer gonna go nuts. they are big honking tractor tread radials with good width and their DOT approved up to 55mph [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] that's what comes on most of the newer Unimogs.

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Re: Muddin Tires??

I really didn't want to have to cut my fenders since they are brand new. But it would save alot of $$. Am pretty sure am getting 38's just goina take me a few more weeks to get the extra money. Am leaning more towards the groundhawgs.
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I'm planning on 38x12.50x15 regular TSL's on my K20 whenever I get the money to start playing with it again (dang diesel hobby is expensive too! [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] ) I'll be running a 6" Genuine Suspension lift when I get around to that too! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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