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Biggest Tire for 17x9 Wheel on a v1500 Suburban

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tires' started by Rashad Baker, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. 78C10BigTen

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    33x10.50x15 are skinny so yes im gunna say
     
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    I ran 31s on my '87 burb before I lifted it, no issues whatsoever, looked stock. All terrains don't make much noise the way mud tires do. If they make any sound at all I doubt you'll hear it over the sound naturally made by driving one of the least aerodynamic vehicles possible down the highway.

    If you like the look of BFG all terrains then you should look into getting some General Grabber AT2's. Nearly identical tread pattern for like half the price. Only drawback used to be that they were only white outlines and not big chunky raised white letters like the BFGs had, but General must have been listening because a few months after I bought my 33s those bastards switched to full raised white letters. They last just as long, perform the same of not better off road according to some offroad magazines, and they look just as good. For much less money. It's a no brainer. Not sure why anyone would buy the BFG's over the Generals at this point unless it's seriously worth several hundred dollars to them just to see that brand name on their wheels. Must be nice to have money falling out your ass lol
     
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    These are all valid points, and they look much cooler too. And I actually kind of like the sound they make. Only real drawback for me is that mud tires are usually more expensive, and they wear out MUCH faster than ATs. I ran mud tread for years but got sick of pissing away money on tires. They are awesome for traction in any situation- snow, sand, wet grass, mud, loose rocks, etc, even on the street the softer rubber usually helps.
     
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    My uncle used to ONLY run genital grabbers on all his vehicles! I personally HATE a/t tires and will never buy them but i wont go into my preferences.
     
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    Hah, I hear you, I much prefer M/Ts too but I'm a cheap prick
     
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    Have you ran M/T recently? They have gotten alot better in the wear category. My KM2s lasted forever. My Cooper STT even longer. My Trepadors were phenomenal. Older than that and they were all soft compound, more grip than technology.
     
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    The last mud tires I ran were actually KM2s when they were a newer tread (2010-2011ish I think). I was getting MAYBE 20k out of them max (I drive 20-30k miles a year, not a good recipe). They lasted longer than the older BFG M/Ts I used to run, and WAYYY longer than the TSL boggers I had as a kid (bought a like-new set that allegedly had less than a thousand miles on them, burned them up in one summer). I know the super swampers weren't designed for street use at all, but that still hurt.
     
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    They are a bit better now.(You should have gotten double that mileage though)

    I wont buy anything Interco. Tires out of round, no real quality control.
     
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    I'm usually running load range E tires, 60k or more has been the norm. Yes they wear a little quicker, but you usually have more tread depth when they are new. But one thing is for sure, the more worn they get, the louder they tend to be.
     
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    It's funny that you mention the Grabbers with RWL because that is exactly what I decided to go with. Well not the AT2s but the ATX which I have read nothing but good things about.
     
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    I'm planning on getting a set of Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws for my next set and do away with the 15 year old BFG MTs I have now. I've read good things about the Falkens but this will be my first set. I've ran Toyo ATs and their AT2s in the past and honestly would not recommend them, they are ok but I feel there are better tires for less money.
     
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    On 16" wheels I run BFG Rugged Terrain TA 285/75-16 on the 3/4 ton Duramax and 265/75-16's on the 3/4 ton Suburban. get great wear and sufficient traction even in winter snow/ice driving. Stock suspensions and wheels.
     
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    Same setup as mine, 3 inch full tuff country spring lift and 33x12.5r15
     
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    I will need to replace my tires soon. The AT's I have will be on there until after my k5 is painted.
    I'll check into the Grabbers. I like the RWL. MT makes them too.
     

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