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BF Goodrich radials -- radial TA or Long Trail?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fenders, May 6, 2013.

  1. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Well I went with the 235/70R15 Radial T/A tires.... 1/2" wider and higher than the old 225/70R15 that were on there.... see photos.... new on left, old on right...

    With the axle I have (S-10 2WD) and the backspace on my wheels (about 3-1/2" as I recall) that's the max width I could use before they hit the inner fender brace.

    Nicer ride, don't know if it's the new rubber or the wider tread, but I'm happy.
     

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  2. MATACONCEPTS
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    Yeah! That's what I was gonna say.
     
  3. MATACONCEPTS
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    Show us some good pictures of your ride, ese.
     
  4. 54rat210
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    Who cares?? Its your car. Do what you want. Your the one who hs to drive and look at it! ;)
     
  5. I get it about Radials all the time
    that is all I run
    they work better in the rain here in FL
     
  6. patmanta
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    I'm considering running Radial T/A's as well. I'm used to radials, I've run a set of these before and I can get them and a set of new steelies for less than I can put tubes and bias plys on the vintage wheels I have. I'm still on the fence though.

    Was looking at
    BF Goodrich T/A RWL - 155/80R15
    BF Goodrich T/A RWL - 225/70R15
     
  7. Fenders
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    Height sounds good -- fronts would be 24.7, rears 27.4 (calculated).


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    By the way one thing when I went from the old 225/70 to the BFG 235/70, what a difference in weight !
    Old ones 48 pounds each, new ones 58 pounds (with same wheels).
    More unsprung weight but still a nicer ride.....
     
  8. patmanta
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    Yeah, I'm actually a little concerned about my build being too light. The only major component I can't lift by myself is the engine. Weight out back is a good thing!

     

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