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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Yes, it sounds like someone shooting at you going down the road! I will try lining the wheel wells. I want some kind of flap to help protect the underbody and rockers also.
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Little update. Gave the tires a bit of a workout this past weekend. I'm still very pleased with on road behavior. The tires handle well, ride nicely, and they are quiet. Traction in mild offroading on dirt was excellent as well. Only down side so far is that they are prone to hold gravel that...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Headed to the hunting club this am. Truck running great. Stopped and filled up (25 gal). Won't crank, no fuel pump noise! My son lives 1/2 mile from the station so he came and pulled me away from the pumps. After checking fuses, spark, wires etc with no luck, I resorted to whacking the top of...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Will be glad to do that soon.
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    That sort of lift sounds likely for this truck. I don't think it is stock. I will be on the look out for 6 lug axles, but if I get the 8 lug axles prepped first I will likely use these wheels on one of my other yukons, or sell them, and buy an 8 lug set to put these tires back on the blazer. A...
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    95 GMC K2500 Suburban Westfalia Pop Top Conversion

    I think this is a great project! I would love to mod one of my yukons this way in time. I'll be watching for updates.
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    Lov'in My New CCV Penthouse Top

    Very nice! Looking forward to a build thread and some more pics.
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    The Kendas are mounted. Very little time on them yet, and only on road. Tremendous improvement in ride and decrease in road noise over the (worn out) mud-terrains. I'm really happy so far and look forward to some time off next week to get some miles on them.
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    flip up window blank ideas

    Check out utility body windoor latches like on the ARE caps, etc. Boat hatch latches may also be a good option. I am contemplating doing something similar on my 89 suburban driver side cargo window. On my work truck cap (ARE DCU) the recessed t-handle latches pull the door in for a tight seal...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Wheels got here today so I pulled a front and tried the new wheel on. The stock wheels fit very close to the hub with a lip. The new wheels are not hub centric and have a gap around the hub. Is this acceptable? Will new or different lug nuts be needed? Clearance at the caliper, tie rod end, and...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    I have run the Cooper Discovery at3's on my Ford Ranger for two years now and have been very pleased. They ride and perform well on and offroad in pastures. It's a large animal veterinary service truck with a constant load of 650-700 lbs. Bridgestone revos on a yukon are also doing great. So...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Excellent point about chains! Our drive comes out on pavement about 1/2 mile from the chain area for La Veta Pass. I'll remember to get tires for winter use that allow clearance for chains, whether it's this K5 or the Suburban that we take out there.
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    Smittybilt 2747 Compact Air System - 10lb CO2

    Let us know how it works for you. How many tires/times will that size tank air up? I've had good luck with the 24$ home depot 12v pumps as a backup, but we don't air down much here. I primarily use it after flat repairs on the truck and atv.
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Thanks for the replies. Two of the current tires are in bad enough shape that I'm hesitant to get it far from the house. I have two tires and wheels on the way to replace them so i can use it a bit and see what it needs. I'm going to give the larger 17 wheels and 35x10.50 a shot. I'll update...
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    K5 wheel and tire questions

    Pics! Hope these are helpful. Most should be self-explanatory. Worn out, dry rotting 35x12.50x15 Mud Terrains. The photo of the tie rod end is where I am worried about interference if backspacing is increased and the wheel is moved in. Possibly a larger diameter wheel would move the rim out and...
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