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all about tires need advice

hey guys i got a 89 chevy 1500 with a 3 inch lift. I want to put some super swampers on it. Around 30-33 inches on my stock 16 inch rims. need help on which would be good for a high school student driving the truck everyday and doing some mudding.I would like to keep the cost down.I was thinking TSL's but need you guy's advice
 
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Old 04-09-09, 04:35 AM
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The reason for the delay in answering is the possible liability encountered by advice given to a student. So with that said, here goes. You need to decide if you are going to drive it every day or go mudding. The two won't mix. Mudding tires won't last 3 months on the hard tack. Conversely street tires suck in the mud. Swampers are very expensive and meant for one purpose. IMO, you should settle for a moderate tread design so you don't have the roaring on the road, but can get you around in soft stuff. If you actually go mudding, buy a set with rims that you can change for that day, have at it, then come back to reality with your normal tires. Brand specifications are too broad for us to comment on.
 
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I'll address the size part of your question. A 10.50x31 would be the smallest size you would want with a 3" lift, 12.50x33s would look better. Its a matter of filling in the wheel well. I have 76 ford with a 2" lift [bought it that way] and 31s look a tad small so my new tires are 11.50x32s, I think it looks correct although one of my sons thinks I should have gotten 33s and the other thinks it should be liffted more and 38s installed

Tire wear is both based on tread design and the rubber compound. There are some that won't last long at all on pavement but there are similiar tread designs that will give decent mileage. Researching different tires online should help you decide which tires are best for you.
 
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hey guys i got a 89 chevy 1500 with a 3 inch lift. I want to put some super swampers on it. Around 30-33 inches on my stock 16 inch rims. need help on which would be good for a high school student driving the truck everyday and doing some mudding.I would like to keep the cost down.I was thinking TSL's but need you guy's advice
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