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Another tire fit question.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SuperUnknown, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. SuperUnknown

    SuperUnknown 1/2 ton status

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    I blew another tire tonight. That's 3 out of 4 now. So I need some new tires. I was waitting for a lift but I don't think I can wait any longer. OK, here's my question; Can I run 33x12.50 BFG AT tires with out a lift on an '88 if I stick to roads?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If your sway bar is connected and you're not wheeling it you should be good. The closer to stock offset the better, a wider rim will be more likely to cause hitting probs.

    Rene

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    well, i dont have a definite answer but you should just take some measurements of the wheel well and see how you think they fit. Im running 36's with lift bit they are barely larger than the sides of the well. i would think the 33's would fit no problem.

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    ... I have 15" X 10" rims, I think there stock ...

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    If they're stock they're either 15x7's or 8's...and shouldn't be a problem. Mudhog runs 33x12.5 with no lift and when we wheeled in Oregon POWERMAD also showed up with 33x12.5 and no lift. POWERMAD actually wheeled his pretty hard and did have some fender boo-boos, but Mudhog didn't have any probs. Mudhog has more backspacing though.

    Just chuck em on and don't wheel it.

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    Thanks man.
    Fast friendly service 24 hous a day!

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    there are also a few tires on the market that are 10.5" wide or 9.5" wide...

    don't know if these would fit better in the scenario, but might be something to think about...

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    i am running 33'' on my stock 74. matter of fact you could call it lowered. the springs in the rear are flat and the front are reverse curved. i just trimmed the front a bit. most people end up doing that anyway. its an option

    BFG makes 33-10.5-15r they are nice. i almost put them on the fron. but then i said F^ck it. and cut the fenders.

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. lots of plans for it....
    but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in so cali if ya got any parts for me.
     
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    my 77 blazer has no lift (putting a lift on next week) and i run 33x12.5x16in tires and i have never had mine rub rene has seen mine in action i do wheel fairly hard and have jumped mine and i have no rubbing the key with mine is i have a positave offset rim= no rubbing
    a negative offset with no lift= rubbing i hope this helps some

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    33s have always fit stock as far as I've seen. A number of my friends have run them with absolutely no rubbing.

    I would never run 9.50 or 10.50 tires. They're just not wide enough. You've got to have more tire on the ground than that to get good traction.

    Tim
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    IF you stick to roads and mild trails you will be fine. Just be careful if you start getting twisty and sharp turns!

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    3 out of 4 went flat, sounds like you're running Generals!! LOL
    The BFG's should treat ya right.

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    I've never had a flat with my Generals...of course I only have 40,000 mles on em so its still possible.

    Rene

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    You sure those aren't Firestones....? [​IMG]

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