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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Tires for K30

I'm looking for a new set of boots for my '86 one ton. I currently have the 33x 12.5 Mud T/A's on M/T Classic II's, from my 69 on it. They fit pretty good, and only rub on the steering arm when turned hard right. I have been looking on the internet at tires. I have always admired the TSL's and am looking at the SSR or maybe the TRXUS m/t. Hankook also makes a good looking mud tire, as does Nitto (trail grappler m/t). Looking for advice on a tire that will be very good off road, but also decent on the street. I use this truck as my daily driver. I only drive about six miles to work. I also use this truck for hauling fire wood, hunting and running around the farm. I would like to stay with a wider tire, but am not sure about height. I don't really want to lift the truck as I use it to haul. I am not against trimming fenders. what is the minimum realistic rim width for a 12.5 tire? Can you go narrower than the manufacturers say? Also would like wheels with a little less back space. Any suggestions appreciated. Sorry if this thread sucks; did it in a hurry before work.
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I'm running 35" x 12.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers on my Suburban. My wheels are 8" wide with 3 5/8" of backspace, if I remember right. I would prefer to have less backspace than what I have, as my tire also rubs the steering arm on hard right turns. With 4" of lift, it doesn't happen all the time.
So far, the only time I hated my tires is when the roads were all iced up this past winter. They gave absolutely no traction on the ice, but did okay through fresh snow. Otherwise they've been great tires and they cost quite a bit less than their competitors.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. My BFG's are the same, terrible on ice or hard pack snow.
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