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Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075666 12/18/14 12:01 AM
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1991 GEN 1 with 16" wheels.


This isn't stock...or it's a typo.

Discount Tires 31" selection

For the slight difference in price between the little 235 donuts and 31" tires, I'd go just a bit bigger. These fit nice on the stock rims, no clearance issues at any time, and will provide better onroad feel than the skinny treads.

NorCal snows were no issue for the BFG A/Ts. I've used the Geolander A/Ts and was unhappy with the wear...gone in 15k miles. One of my friends has been using the BFG Rugged Terrains with good service.

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Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075667 12/18/14 12:07 AM
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Settle for Falken AT's - they are the only 30" that will fit on the stock rim…

I know they aren't THE BEST tires - but the price and fit is just right.

installing today.

THX!


It didn't happen if there are no pictures. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Day late, but I love the performance of the Big O tires on my van, so I will be looking to them for my next set most likely. But I do love the look of the Maxxis Bighorn.


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Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075668 12/18/14 12:22 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Like a $3 pint of beer I was given an offer I couldn't refuse. My friend at a shop gave me a smoking deal on the falkens so I guess I will be the guinea pig.

They were able to fit 30's on the stock rim. That's a good mix for what I was going for. A little more bite and a little more height but still staying below the radar <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Pics later, had to go straight from the shop to sling beers at the bar.

Adios and thanks all!


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1998 AWD Astro LT - "BowHaus"
2007 Yamaha XT
Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075669 12/18/14 02:03 AM
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You could have as easily put 34x9.5 Swampers on, that's been done:

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All you've done is a +1 size.

Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075670 12/18/14 02:12 AM
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I have Falken WildPeaks on the '92. Pretty good. Very quiet with the body on frame chassis. Before moving them over to the '92, had these on the '05 for 30K+ miles and were super annoying loud. Chassis makes a big difference.


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Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: plh] #1075671 12/18/14 04:50 AM
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I've seen 35x12.5's on 15x6 wheels and they work. There's no "getting 30 inch tires to fit" on the stock wheels. You're only limited by width of the tire compared to the width of the wheel. Virtually every combination has been tried, and virtually all of them work, it's all up to you.

We're probably bringing the V-6 '89 on stock alloy 7" wide wheels with 33x12.5 BFG MT's on the Crown King run. You'll see.

John B.


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Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: rxinhed] #1075672 12/18/14 05:19 PM
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castlerox Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I know I know… 30's are too small but…

I wanted to keep this thing pretty urban commuter friendly for the time being.

1.) It have 245k on it… how long will it last?

2.) I just bought a new, young AWD astro 75k. I am going to see what she needs. I am going to put a lift on her once she is sound and these tires might go on her and then I will upgrade the monty…

Yes yes.

Thanks!


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1998 AWD Astro LT - "BowHaus"
2007 Yamaha XT
Re: New Tires Tomorrow from Discount - SUGGESTIONS? [Re: castlerox] #1075673 12/19/14 01:57 AM
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I'm not saying 30's are too small; not at all. You're getting into basically changing the gearing when you start messing with very different sized diameters. Therefore the 60-series on my street-only turbo Raider (higher numerical overall ratio). Taller tires drag that numerical equivalent down, ground clearance at the expense of torque multiplication. It's all trade-offs, and 30's basically keep you stock. You'll be fine as long as you don't follow others into the big rocks.

John B.


'87 Raider 2.6 Turbo Auto, Under Construction
'95 Montero SR, 35x12.5/15 BFG M/T KM-2's, Rock sliders, Qtr panel chop, gas tank lift, 2" BL, Aisins, 5.29s
'95 Pajero Mini
'98 Montero Winter Ed.
'04 Cadillac XLR
'03 Kawasaki ZRX1200R
'60 Ford Falcon 4Dr
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