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33x12.50x15 on stock 15x8?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bryguy00b, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    will it work?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    cool..would there be to much buldge or anything in the sidewalls..im thinking about ordering a set of dunlop mud rovers from tire rack..33x12.50x15...88 bucks a pop...406 shipped ot my door for 4! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    would there be to much buldge or anything in the sidewalls

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    nope
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I ran that combo for years...15x8 rallys. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    It worked for me.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Well lets see, I've had my /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif for 1 1/2 yrs with that combo. The previous owner said that he had it for 2 yrs with the same tires. So I'm guessing that it works, I haven't had any problems with it.

    Kirk
     
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    cool thanx guys i guess ill go with it then!
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Not to start his again, I assume you know that the 33x12.5 will most likely rub with no lift or trimming, right?
     
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    yea im aware of it...im hoping not though since my truck sits more like a 3/4 with the add-a-leafes but i am expecting it yes.. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    I don't have a lift and mine don't rub. Does have someting to do with dual shocks? I don't if it does or not but I don't rub even flexing.

    Kirk
     
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    I don't have a lift and mine don't rub.

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    There are enough variables that some people MIGHT not rub. '73-80 had different front wheel well openings than '81-91. Two vs. three leaf springs. 2 vs. 4wd. Stock rim vs. aftermarket. Advertised vs. actual tire size. Amount the steering linkage allows the wheels to turn.

    AFAIK there was no prerequisite for quad shocks, you could have ordered them with a 2 or 3 leaf front setup, so I doubt that comes into play.

    But with that many variables, with the right combination, certainly some people will be able to run them with no problem, while most DO have rubbing issues.

    Tire width seems to be the main problem, given a stock wheel/height and comparing the 10.5 and 12.5" wide 33" tall tires.
     
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    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    YOU CANNOT RUN 33'S ON FREAKING STOCK SUSPENSION. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE!!!!!!!
























    But you can run 35's though /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    i ran that set up for about 2 years with minimal rubage. it only rubed when i turned going up a hill, like off a flat street into a sloped driveway. yet it rarly rubed when wheeling. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    AFAIK there was no prerequisite for quad shocks, you could have ordered them with a 2 or 3 leaf front setup, so I doubt that comes into play.


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    My /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif is factory as far as I know, except for the tires. It was this way when I bought it. Quad shock with two leaves, running Genneral Grabber ST 33x12.50x15, no lift or trimming. I do not have any rubbing problems what so ever, so nobody can tell that it can't be done, I do it everyday.

    Kirk
     
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    I've always found that if someone were to do a search for let's say "33's on stock suspension," the world's premier end all about the subject will come up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    so nobody can tell that it can't be done, I do it everyday.

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    Actually, I CAN tell you that not everyone will be able to do it, because its true. Bubba Ray's thread about 33" tires is rather lengthy, and if you read it, you'll see that just because YOU can fit them, doesn't mean that they will work for *everyone*, because they won't.
     

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