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Old 01-06-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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33x12.50 on 15x8 2" lift GOOD OR BAD IDEA?

I found a great deal on 5 33x12.50x15 tires, I have a 2" suspension lift and all of the fitment charts say up to 32x11.50. I am going to do a 4" lift in the spring...is using this size tire a bad idea prior to the 4" lift?? btw...I will be using cragar 15x8 soft 8s with 4" backspace...thanks!!

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Old 01-06-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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as long as you wont be doing alot of flexing you should be ok. i wouldnt run trails discoed with that setup though.

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I have a 4" lift with 33x12.50x15, I love it, but I do trails and stuff on the weekends nothing really crazy its my DD
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Thanks wave...Bartlett my old stomping grounds!!!!
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yeah....youll get some rubbing but it will really be up to whether you can stand it.......what your sharp turns also....the tires may rub on your lcas
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Yep grew up in Mempho...left in '86...damn army...can't believe the growth!! thanks for the input!!
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take a peek at the LCG(low center of gravity)thread, if youre into that then 33's and 2" is a very good start!
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With fender flares and no trimming you will probably get some rubbing at full flex no matter how long of shocks you have. However if you got a great deal in my mind the negatives don't outweigh the positives.
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i say don't pass up the tires, put them on and keep it easy till you do 4" lift. then you'll have a nice set up.
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I think that if you're using 12.5 wide tires then you should go with 10" wide wheels.
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Yes, I was thinking that the 12.50 width would be too much for the 8" rim...anyone doing this (12.50 w/8")...thanks for all of the input!
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Little off topic but I had 4inch suspension and a 3inch body..If I take out the body lift could the 35's still fit?
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Little off topic but I had 4inch suspension and a 3inch body..If I take out the body lift could the 35's still fit?
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Little off topic but I had 4inch suspension and a 3inch body..If I take out the body lift could the 35's still fit?
Yes, it will fit, but will it rub off road? Depends on your tire width, the amount of backspacing on your rims, and the length of your bumpstops. Did you get a full 4"s out of your lift, has it sagged?

If you have a full 4" over stock, your backspacing on your wheels is around 3.25-4.25, and your tires are 12.5" wide then yes, it should work great. Your going to have to go out and flex your suspension to see if the tires hit the fenders and add bumpstop to compensate.

I would rather see you run just the 4" suspension lift, but some people will say add 1" of body lift, which is still a lot better than 3".

I say drop it to the 4", off road it, and if it rubs just a little, throw an inch on.
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Yes, I was thinking that the 12.50 width would be too much for the 8" rim...anyone doing this (12.50 w/8")...thanks for all of the input!
That combo is pretty much the standard set up. 10" wheels are to wide and tend to pop a bead easier and the rim gets banged up more. 8" is your best bet.
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That combo is pretty much the standard set up. 10" wheels are to wide and tend to pop a bead easier and the rim gets banged up more. 8" is your best bet.
X2, go with the 15x8.
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i'm running a 4" lift with 33x12.50s on 15x8" soft 8s. GREAT combo!

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Booger...that effin rocks!! Thanks to all for input!!
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Yeah... I'm runnin' 33X12.50's on 15X8 Soft 8's and I love em! Nice combo!

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