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Old 06-04-2008, 08:57 PM
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Ok, I have BF Goodrich radial long trail ta's (265/70/15) on my Blazer. the other night a few of us decided we were goin to a mud hole that someone found, well my truck didnt even make it half way an i buried it to the frame. now, i might be able to get a set of slightly used all terrains 31"x10.5 that seems to be so popular but my truck isnt lifted. the tires i have right now dont rub, so how much of an issue does anybody think ill have? thanks in advance
 
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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Your tires right now don't rub because they are a rather sedate road tread. My 265/70/15s are A/Ts and they rub like crazy. They still rub with 1.5' of lift AND trimming. 31's you need 2' of lift.
 
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:49 PM
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With no lift you can run 30x9.5 BFG Mud Terrains, that's what i'm running and they've done me pretty well so far....
 
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Wolfpack, your tires might rub more because of the backspacing on your rims too, but im not sure what that is.
 
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:01 PM
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Ah! Didn't even think of that. That is exactly why they rub so hard. Althought there still is a difference in size between an H/T tread and an A/T
 
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:33 PM
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Don't even try to fit 31s without lift, you will only be causing yourself a headache. They will rub very badly especially if you plan to take it any sort of offroading. I have a 2" lift and I am planning on installing new shackles as well as cranking the tbars to give myself a little more room. I have rubbed once since being offroad and it wasn't all that bad, I just want more space in the wheel wells.
 
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:12 PM
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Ok, I was pretty sure the 31s would rub without lift, I didnt want to lift my truck this year, so Ill just leave the long trails on for now an keep the off-roading to a minamum. If you guys think I should do anything else just let me know, thanks
 
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:48 PM
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i just bought 31s and they get a lil annoying... im gonna go ahead and buy myself a 2" body lift and see if it helps.
 
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:22 PM
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It will help, I dont have any real problems with mine.
 
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