Tire suggestions

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  1. RDF1

    RDF1 I'm Awesome

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    After doing more looking around today i think im just going to get some 17" wheels so i can run something like a Toyo Proxes STIII or a General Grabber 275/55/17. And run the stockers at the track with a 275/60/15 Drag radial. That way i can get my RPMs down to a reasonable number with the 4L80E.
    I was shooting for 1900 @ 70mph
     
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    I have 2 trucks, an '88 C1500 with the original wheels & like the Michelin tires that I put on it. Great traction on the road wet or dry but sucks badly in snow or mud. On my '95 K2500 I have the 16" chrome chevy wheels 8 lug running General Grabber AT2 & I am very happy with them, good road manners and the lugs clear mud very well. I have not had the Generals in snow but anticipate no issues. I have ran Generals on several vehicles before & have always been happy. Overseas I had a set of Hankook tires on a 4WD Mitsubishi 4dr truck, they were surprisingly very good tires, much much better than the Goodyears that they replaced.
     
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    What michelin tires did you have?
    I found some "budget friendly" tires online. 235/75/15
    They are cheap enough I can drive on them for a while and then burn them off when i put miles on the setup and ready to move to a 17 and a good tire.

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    I ended up with 275/60/17 Nitto 421's. 3.73s and it's 2200 rpms at 70mph.
    So far I love them but haven't put a whole lot of miles on them.
    4th gear planetary broke in my 1st 80E and my 2nd one won't flow fluid to the cooler. So it's on the back burner till I finish a LS swap in a S10 for a guy

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