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Boulder Cruiser
06-10-2009, 08:31 PM
First off let me introduce you to my new truck, i traded my 40 for it. Its a 94 factory lockers, ome heavy, arb in front tjm rear, slee sliders, and some other little stuff. So far i really like it.

Ok so tires were the first thing i wanted to replace, the ones on it are pretty worn they're 285/75/16. Ive been debating what size i wanted to go to, originally i 315/75's but after some research i decided i didnt want to re-gear anytime soon and if i wanted to go slow i would have kept the 40. So i started searching for 285's, i wanted an MT. Today i found a really good deal on some 265/80 TSL Radials, I was worried that they would look to skinny on an 80 but for the price i decided to go ahead get them. They measure out to be about the same height, although they look shorter.
I dont know what to think of them mounted, I kinda wish i went with the 315's.

What do you guys think...?

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http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Bouldercruiser/DSCF8431.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Bouldercruiser/DSCF8437.jpg
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60wag
06-10-2009, 08:47 PM
Don't spend too much time staring at it. Drive it and enjoy it. Nice truck.

Beater
06-10-2009, 09:46 PM
the huge open lugs do that to the eyes...

corsair23
06-11-2009, 12:21 AM
I'm with the others...Enjoy it for now. You'll want to go up to 315s sooner or later but wear down what you got :D

The only thing I might suggest is looking into those beads or whatever it is that you put inside to balance tires....Looks like an awful lot of weights were needed to balance the tires, especially the driver's front :)

So how do you like the 80 vs. the 40?

Boulder Cruiser
06-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Yep, i guess im stuck with these for awhile. I think im gonna go try them out today, maybe go up to T33A plane crash and explore.
I was thinking about using bb's to balance but i wasnt sure if the tire place would do it and i didnt trust myself to mount the tires. Actually most of what looks like weights on the wheel is paint missing, the wheels were spray painted 5 years ago so my next project is to repaint them.

So far driving the 80 is like driving a sports car compared to the 40. The 40 actually had amazing road manners but you just cant compare the two. Lack of space was the reason for the sale, and the 80 has plenty of it.

Hulk
06-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Nice looking truck! I say drive on them for a while -- you can always sell them later and buy something bigger.

Cruzrman
06-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Thin is in, but you'll want the extra height eventually. Nice rig.

ColoradoLC
06-11-2009, 01:18 PM
Great looking rig! You'll be happy with it. I have a 60 and 80 and the 80 is about perfect, but I still find myself enjoying the 60, they are just different.

I had the same problem with tires you did and I ended up going from stock Michelins to 295/75/16s and love em. Those work out to be 34" tires and with my OME heavys that I put in, they do great both on and offroad.

Enjoy!

Winston

Boulder Cruiser
06-13-2009, 10:14 PM
Thanks Guys!

I got the wheels painted today, and also installed an alpine head unit. I was going to keep them black but i had the paint left over from another set of wheels i painted. Usually i put a couple coats of clear but i decided i would try it without clear coat, its alot lighter without it.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Bouldercruiser/DSCF8460.jpg
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http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/Bouldercruiser/DSCF8450.jpg

Hulk
06-14-2009, 11:56 PM
I really, really like the new color. Nothing wrong with black, but these look very classy!

farnhamstj
06-15-2009, 09:09 PM
What looks out of place to me is that hole in the bumper that is just crying for a winch. Painted rims looks great.

Big tires are over-rated. I had to give a guy in an 80 on 37's a red sticker(beginner trails only) at CM because he had no lockers. Lockers beat tires any day.