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  • silver_bullet
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    nice call on the tires! I run AT3s on the ZR2 and they wear like iron... excellent tires!

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  • yellomalibu
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
    Joe and Patrick - Thanks for the tire suggestions. The tires on it are Cooper Cobras 255/70 R15.

    Big Dave - Looking forward to seeing your truck in person on Power Tour this year.
    I like the 255/70 on an 8" rim for these trucks. 29" tall something close to 8" tread. I couldn't find a 255/70 with a decent "truck" tread last time I needed tires, so I went with the 31/10.50 in a Michelin LTX M/S which do a great job of filling up the wheel wells, are great in rain and sand, and last a long time. The down side is they killed gas mileage and acceleration due to my 2.73 gear... really good on the interstate - but I spend most of my time around town pulling a trailer.

    Since getting them, I have discovered treaddepot.com, and see that Cooper makes their AT3 in the 255/70. These will likely be my next set of tires. I keep hearing good things about them.
    Only $115, while the Michelins were $200 each.
    https://www.treaddepot.com/#!product...nt/90000002677

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  • Stewzer55
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    It's getting pretty hard to find a good set of 15" tires, really thinking about Cooper Cobras for when the craptastic tires wear out on the Olds.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

    Got mine while driving this:

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    With an outdoor privvy, no less

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Joe and Patrick - Thanks for the tire suggestions. The tires on it are Cooper Cobras 255/70 R15.

    Big Dave - Looking forward to seeing your truck in person on Power Tour this year.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by STINEY View Post
    Hooked my wife while driving it.....guess so!
    Got mine while driving this:

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  • Big Dave
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    My truck engine....496 CI BIG Block and these seat came out of a '90 Tahoe. Should be able to find them easy at the local U PULL IT.
    Last edited by Big Dave; April 14, 2016, 07:52 PM.

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  • silver_bullet
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    If you are looking for something a bit more reasonable, try a 275/60R15... it is a taller tire that is a bit narrower and would fill the wheel openings nicely!
    275/60-15
    Cooper
    Cooper Cobra Radial GT P 275 /60 R15 107T SL RWL (Reading the Tire Size)

    All-season cosmetic performance tire.




    $119.00 each
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    Mileage Warranty 50,000 Miles
    Treadwear 440
    Traction A
    Temperature B
    Speed Rating T
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    The Cobra Radial G/T is Cooper's all-season cosmetic performance tire that is targeted to buyers who prefer raised white-letter styling in an all-season tire. Available in a wide range of standard and low profile sizes, the Cobra G/T is especially popular with drivers of older domestic "muscle cars" who still want to retain the characteristic "look" of their vehicles.

    Flat Tread Profile
    Optimum footprint shape helps distribute the vehicle load improving handling and overall wear.

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    Increased tire-to-road contact which leads to improvements in treadwear and handling.

    50,000 Mile Treadwear Protection Limited Warranty (U.S. only)

    Last edited by silver_bullet; April 14, 2016, 05:52 PM.

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  • RideTech_Ryan
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    If you have any questions I can help with on the suspension feel free to let me know.

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  • STINEY
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

    That had to be quite the chick magnet!
    Hooked my wife while driving it.....guess so!

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  • JOES66FURY
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    Look at Cooper Cobras...they have the look of the BFG T/A without the price....

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by STINEY View Post


    Yeah baby, yeah! (hi-jack over)


    That had to be quite the chick magnet!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    Chris,
    Have you considered BFG Radial TA 295/50R15? It would fit the stock 15X8 wheel. I used to run 31X10,50X15 on my old C-10's
    Thanks for the recommendation. They are pretty proud of those suckers ($190 each). I do like the look of the RWL BFGs though and these are even wider than the 16" tires I specd above by 1.5". I will definitely keep those in mind.

    Originally posted by 1badmonkey View Post
    to run that short of a tire... you will need to SLAM that truck
    I suspect that you are correct and I also have the feeling that I should not go quite that far with it. Good thing I have plenty of time to figure it out. Patrick's recommendation may help me keep things on a more reasonable track when the time comes. Thanks for the input.

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  • STINEY
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post

    Stiny be PIMPIN in his PIMPMOBILE!

    Yeah baby, yeah! (hi-jack over)



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  • 1badmonkey
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    to run that short of a tire... you will need to SLAM that truck

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