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Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 12:19 AM
My project blazer has a 350, 410 gearing, and 4 inches of lift (plus 3 body). I have a lot of choices of wheel size and tire sizes/patterns.

I can get boggers, but the sizes (width) are fairly limited when it comes to 38.5, 37's have a bit more range. 37x13 would be what i'd be thinking about. the 38.5s that I can get are all 11 inch wide - is that too skinny?

Then on the other hand, the TSL/SX's, I can get 38X12.50's, but they cost a lot more than both bogger options.

If I go to a 15 inch rim I can save a bunch of cash there, But, is a 15 inch rim gonna fit over a 14 bolt axles drums? What about my D44 discs? Shit, I don't even know if 8 lug 15 inch rims exist.

SBC hris
04-16-2006, 12:47 AM
If you shave the drums a little the 15 inch rims should fit on the 14 bolt axle. 15 inch 8 lug rims are hard to find I think.

Growly Gorilla
04-16-2006, 07:51 AM
I have 15" rims on my 3/4 ton axles,no problems fitting over the 14 bolt and mine has the large drums,the front will require grinding the caliper,how much depends on the backspacing. When and if you do grind the front down,make sure you have a bare rim for fitting,too much of a bitch to do with a tire mounted to it. I think ColoradoK5.com has a write up on it too.

Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 11:39 AM
Ok, well, assuming I find four 15 inchers, or whatever I get my wheel issues solved, any thoughts on tires?

Blazerboy
04-16-2006, 12:06 PM
Go witht he 37x13Boggers
The 38.5x11 are to skinny imo

15" rims with 8 bolt to exsists since i have osme on my truck now. Yes they will fit oer 3/4 ton runing gears vbecause i they fit on my truck with no shaving at all.

Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 12:17 PM
Ok, I lied, I can get TSL/SX's, 38X12.50's for about the same price as Bogger 37x13.00, on 16.5's

Basically the question is: TSL or Bogger? I'm thinking TSL because of tread life and the various terrain I will be wheelin on.

Also, there is a large price different between the TSL and TSL/SX, does anyone have any experience with these tires to tell me whether or not the extra side lugs on the SX are worth the cash? They are like 70USD more a tire for the same size.

REDNECK-WELDING
04-16-2006, 12:25 PM
you can also get a 38.5x15x16r bogger thats what i have

Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 12:32 PM
How much did those cost you new?

Camorokee
04-16-2006, 06:06 PM
you can also get a 38.5x15x16r bogger thats what i have

they actually would be 38.5x15x16 without the r as it designates a radial and the boggers are bias

REDNECK-WELDING
04-16-2006, 10:45 PM
the "r" was ment for the rims size. sorry we are all not tire salesman[f]

Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 10:49 PM
Heh heh. Yeah, I think i'm gonna go with the TSL 38x12.5X16.5, cheap, Bias ply, and aggressive.

pumpkin
04-16-2006, 11:39 PM
If you go 16.5 airing down could be a problem wiyh the bead coming off.

Kinslayer
04-16-2006, 11:57 PM
Yeah, this is true. They are bias ply though, so y'know. I can get 16s as well. I just have to get some WHEELS to put them on, then i'll decide!

sj-x 500
04-17-2006, 12:30 AM
go 15 or 16. less fuckin around. 16.5 have a shallow seat area for the bead, tires pop off. wider is better for tires as well as rims.

Kinslayer
04-17-2006, 10:07 PM
Well, i'll take what I can get at this point, no one seems to have a set of anything, heh

Kinslayer
04-18-2006, 01:38 PM
OK, I can get some 16.5X7 inch rims for 100 bucks at a local tire shop. Is that gonna do me for my 38x12.5's?