View Full Version : New Tires

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 04:21 PM
I know these are probably categorized as poser pics, but I dont care. I wanted to see how the new tires felt, so I went up on Hayman on the westside of Kelowna. These are the Firestone Destination M/T's. The size is 285x75x16, 33.1 inches. Anyway, the pics aren't much, but I hope you enjoy.

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09-29-2005, 04:28 PM
Sweet, Tell me how you like the tire, I have been looking into that tire 31x10.50x15

Yes! I have a Mullet, Yes! I'm a Redneck!
91 Grey 2dr. Sidekick
3.5" Body lift
Soon to come Tires and 3" lift.

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 04:34 PM
I have to give Tazuki thanks for referring them to me[cheers]. That was a good lunch today.

09-29-2005, 04:34 PM
let me know. Thats the same size i need....[f]

92 Full-Size Blazer, 33 Inch Duellers, Bilstein's, and Lunchlady Horns[36]

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 04:39 PM
Just if anyone wants to know they were $1210 for my size.

09-29-2005, 04:43 PM
shuit thats pricey....

i can get 4 Interco TrXuS M/t for 815.00 pluz tax[redneck]


92 Full-Size Blazer, 33 Inch Duellers, Bilstein's, and Lunchlady Horns[36]

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 04:44 PM
Kal tire wanted $1500 for them.

09-29-2005, 04:45 PM
lookin good!


Rippin through your city like the General Lee

09-29-2005, 04:45 PM
1500 bucks...WHAT

i hope that comes with new rims[f]

92 Full-Size Blazer, 33 Inch Duellers, Bilstein's, and Lunchlady Horns[36]

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 04:50 PM
[freak]1500 i know. I was referred to OK Tire by Tazuki. Great people, great service, great tire, not that I know yet, but they cool so far!

09-29-2005, 05:05 PM
yo, the eighties called... they want their white letters back....



lincoln locked
09-29-2005, 05:15 PM

1992,4-runner 3.0, 5-speed 456 gears welded in the back 3" body lift 15x35x16 wide boggers,nurf bars,fully loaded,leather front to back

09-29-2005, 05:42 PM
sweet [41][cheers][41]

09-29-2005, 06:02 PM
white lettering roks.....nice tires DR.B

i love the REDNECK life

09-29-2005, 06:06 PM
much better and beefier than what you had before

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Evan the Blue
09-29-2005, 06:32 PM
LOL no doubt HeavyM... LMAO [stoned]

I have a drinking problem .... two hands and only one mouth.

Explorer guy418
09-29-2005, 08:37 PM
sweeeet man, yeah kal tire sucks, haha, '' They Just fired me tonight '' haha nice tires b

88 Ranger - R.I.P
|1987 Jeep YJ|4.2L|Rhyno Lined Interior|4'' Suspension Lift|33 Inch Mud Kings|

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09-29-2005, 08:46 PM
So you post a thread about your new tires......and then don't say anything about them!!![16] Jeez man, if you think there are people interested in seeing them, don't ya think they'd be interested in hearing how they performed for you?

I know they impress the hell out of me on my Baby Blazer:D

I take it that means we'll see you on Sunday?? Let's see what that land yacht will do now[b]

'86 S10 Blazer
2.8 with stuff done

My mind's a blank

Dr. B
09-29-2005, 09:12 PM
Well, they grip like hell. I feel more confident when driving over bigs rocks, they are not very noisy on the road. They kick up mud very nicely.
Hmmmmmm, I guess thats all until we hit it hard on SUNDAY!!!!!!! Oh yeah, sorry about the white lettering. I did not think about that kind of thing.

09-30-2005, 06:43 AM
Geeze you had me excited i thoguth we were gonna see the FJ55 with some nice new meats, and ripping up some fresh mud, tires look good anyways nice choice.

1976 Toyota FJ45, 383 stroker, 35 Wrangler M/T and Warn winch
1984 Toyota Diesel Flatdeck, Lift and Custom Shackles

09-30-2005, 10:20 AM
the'll take u a lil' farther.....sweet..... and the white letters will give u an excuse to get it dirty more!!LOL

86 Dodge s/b 440/727/205 on 44's...The rest is custom
If you cant DODGE it...RAM it!!!
If its not "SLIGHTLY MODIFYED" its not mine

The fuzz
09-30-2005, 02:32 PM
hey whats the tred life on them????? :)

Dr. B
09-30-2005, 03:15 PM
ok tire said if I rotate them every 5,000 kilometers that I could get 50,000 to 60,000 kilometers out of them.

09-30-2005, 04:23 PM
Actually, I've read a lot of reviews where people have between 40,000 and 60,000 MILES on them and they still have tread.
It seems that 50,000 miles is a reasonable expectation. Taz has had his on for most of this year (longer??...I'm not sure) and it's pretty hard to see any difference between his older ones and my new ones.....and that's with our trucks side-by-side.

'86 S10 Blazer
2.8 with stuff done

My mind's a blank

Dr. B
09-30-2005, 06:25 PM
Does the weight of the vehicle have anything to do with wear?

09-30-2005, 09:29 PM
Of course.

'86 S10 Blazer
2.8 with stuff done

My mind's a blank

Dr. B
10-01-2005, 06:29 AM
well since my truck weighs quite a bit more then your's and taz's vehicles mine will wear faster then right?

10-01-2005, 09:27 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dr. B

well since my truck weighs quite a bit more then your's and taz's vehicles mine will wear faster then right?
All else being equal....yes. Vehicle weight, driving style, air pressure, condition of your steering/suspension, road surface all play factors in the wear.

While we're at it......street pressure.
The tire's maximum inflation pressure on the sidewall is not necessarily the pressure you should run. Again, the weight of different vehicles requires different optimal street pressure.
I've found the best way to determine the optimal pressure for a given vehicle is really simple.
Take some chalk and mark some lines ACROSS the tread of the tires. Watch how your chalk lines wear....
If the chalk wears out in the center first, your street pressure is too high. If the chalk lines wear out on the edges first, your street pressure is too low. Ideally, the chalk lines will wear out evenly.

Taz's tires and mine are identical. His ideal street pressure would likely be a few pounds less than mine.

Probably more info than you wanted:D

'86 S10 Blazer
2.8 with stuff done

My mind's a blank

10-01-2005, 09:51 AM
There is an right up on them in the petrson 4wheel mag they had nothing but good things to say about them other than they are not the greatest in snow with an ice base but they are studable.

page 110 nov. 05 book

75 Blazer 6in lift hacked fenders 350/4 spd 205tc stitting on 36/1450/15 swampers

Dr. B
10-01-2005, 11:13 AM
Good info Magna! They guys at ok tire have them at 40 lbs. In my old ones I rode with 50 lbs. in them. They said 50 in these would feel pretty rough. Anyway, I can't wait to try them out tomorrow. See you all in the morning.

dirty girl
10-01-2005, 12:21 PM
just got back from ford/firestone ride and drive which is a tire testing course that they put on for ford employees, I got to test the m/t's out on pavement unfortunenately they had no mud pit at boundary bay for us, but they were on the new explorer with the 4.9 and even pushing it on pavement they weren't bad.

Dr. B
10-01-2005, 01:01 PM
Cool. I am not familiar with mud tires, but these M/T's feel real good to me on the pavement. I do a lot of road trips, so I will find out how they fair on the pavement over time.

10-01-2005, 06:15 PM
hey heavy you just wish swampers had white walls!

10-01-2005, 08:16 PM
cool trails [27][chugging][31]

10-02-2005, 02:36 AM
good looking tire....[36] [36] white letters!!!!


10-11-2005, 11:58 AM
Is that trail up bartly road?

Dr. B
10-11-2005, 02:28 PM
why yes it is. I usually hit that trail every couple of days.

G-rizzle Swank
10-11-2005, 03:23 PM
thats not a bad price for muds, i got my boggers for 1200 and youll get about 50,000 mor kms than me!

"im gonna go get my space suit on boys and then lets get this dirty cock sucker in the air"

10-11-2005, 05:04 PM
I bought 4 of the Firestone's for $182.00 each for the 31*10.50*15. I took Taz for his word as he said they were good!! So far I must say I'm happy with them.
Mind you, I got that price as a buddy works at a tire store.


I hate know it all's . . .Nobody knows it all.

Dr. B
10-11-2005, 08:14 PM
I wish I could have got them for that price. Just to update, awesome tire!! I have been using them a lot, mostly for hill climbs.

10-11-2005, 09:55 PM
yea its a good one the girlfriend really loves the view from up there especially at night. have you driven that trail in the spring it looks like it gets super soupy just before the fork to where it over looks kelowna.

Dr. B
10-12-2005, 06:18 AM
yes, it does get pretty soupy. I really like going up there after a good rain. The trail to the lookout has several spots as you probably know that get pretty messy (water and mud). Gets up on my door sometimes anyway.