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xxaarraa 11-10-2010 01:53 PM

Installing 5100 for front. Front-end alignment enough?
 
Folks,

My local tire shop is promising free front-end only alignment if I buy a set of tires from them. I am putting in the front billies (5100) this weekend and also thinking about getting a set of chunkier tires.

Question: Is the free alignment from the tire shop enough post 5100 install? Looking to combine and save a few bucks.

Thanks much!

xxaarraa 11-10-2010 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by sambojee (Post 2373187)
ya as long as u do the install of the tires and shocks first haha. Post some pics when ur done, what tires ru looking at?

Cool. Figured I save $80-100 on the alignment by doing tires right after the billies.

I am looking at 265x70x16s on the stock steelies. Either the General Grabber AT2 or BFG AT KO. Leaning towards the Generals as they are almost $250 cheaper.

JB3CK24 11-10-2010 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by xxaarraa (Post 2373427)
Cool. Figured I save $80-100 on the alignment by doing tires right after the billies.

I am looking at 265x70x16s on the stock steelies. Either the General Grabber AT2 or BFG AT KO. Leaning towards the Generals as they are almost $250 cheaper.

I'd lean towards the Generals.. BFG ATs look nice, but are SUPER heavy and not any better off-road than other brands that are FAR cheaper..

When I get tires, I am going to run Firestone Destination ATs..

xxaarraa 11-11-2010 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by sambojee (Post 2374442)
I like the BFGs cus they are AT but they r still have the lugs and look beafier than most ATs. And i got them cus they last for a very long time

No doubt. Heard nothing but good things about BFG ATs.

But I think I am sold on the Generals, they are getting pretty decent reviews on Tirerack as well as on here. Doubt I will drive the truck for another 40k miles before I get rid of it, so cheaper makes sense to me over treadwear.

Thanks for all your suggestions, appreciate it. :)

xxaarraa 11-17-2010 02:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sambojee (Post 2373187)
ya as long as u do the install of the tires and shocks first haha. Post some pics when ur done, what tires ru looking at?

Sambo,

Here is the final result my friend. Thanks for your thoughts/opinions.

Rear spring TSB, 5100s set at .85 and 265x70x16s with spidertrax at all 4 corners.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_seg-UZoE83Y/TO...0/IMG_1116.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_seg-UZoE83Y/TO...0/IMG_1117.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_seg-UZoE83Y/TO...0/IMG_1115.JPG

T@co_Pr3runn3r 11-17-2010 04:15 AM

Looks good.


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