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biggest wheel/tire combo?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PDair, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. PDair

    PDair Registered Member

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    What is the biggest wheel and tire combo that I could run with no rubbing on a stock 73-91 k5?

    Do you think I could run a 15x10 with a 33x12.50?
     
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    Without rubbing, no. Withuot rubbing you can probably get away with 31's. My 32's would rub with a 2.5" lift and no swaybar. If you run a swaybar you might get away with 32's and no lift but without a swaybar it will not clear when flexed moderately.


    33's can fit ok with some trimming and a swaybar. I would stick with 8" wheels though.

    Harley
     
  3. PDair

    PDair Registered Member

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    I figured for mainly street driving I could run 33's
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    The width is the killer. I had 255/85R16's on my 1-ton with bagged springs and no rubbing... tackling as much offroading as it could take. :D

    Maybe look at the 33x10.50 on 15x8 or 15x7 wheels.
     
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    Once again, it almost matters more on rim width and BS than tire size. I run Q78-15 TSL's (36" tall, 10.75 wide") on 15x5.5 rims with ~3.75 BS, on just a 2" body lift and they dont rub, at all. You could get away with a 33x10.5 as long as the rims are narrow enough with no trimming and no rubbing. Confedneck ran 33x12.5 with no rubbing on his stock chevy, i forget the rims he ran.
     
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    I have 33x12.50's on my stock rims-no lift...and it rubs with very mild flex (turning from the street into a driveway in town) they're not *new* tires, so imagine it would be worse if they were.
     
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    i have a 4 inch tc lift its pretty old about 5-6 years old and 285/75/16 tires on a 16X8 and and if i jump a curb going kinda fast it will hit or if i flex alot especially with no swap bar.
     
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    yes you can I did it on a 88
     
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    I think a lot will depend on how your springs are and the bs of the wheels. I have a 90 with 33x12.50 on 15 x 10 wheels and no rubing. Even took it off road and only rubed once really flexing it out.
     
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    My brother is running 33x10.5 Mall Terrains on Ralleys on his 87 K5. They come close at full turn, but don't rub.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    Oh yeah... no swaybar either with 255/85R16's
     
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    I have 33x12.5 BFG Mud Terrains on stock wheels on my 1990 Blazer with no lift and have had no problems. I actually think I could fit a size bigger without rubbing too bad.
     
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    On 10" wheels you'd be lucky to fit a set of 31x10.50s without rubbing. I sure could rub my 35s hard with 4" of lift on 10" wheels, even with the swaybar.
     
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    I don't think you want to go with a wheel larger than 8", if you want 33's & no lift.
     
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    Is the search feature broken or something?
     
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    On my 91 (Jimmy) I run 35 X14's on a 10" rim with 3" b.s. with no lift , but to even get it out of the driveway I had to do a little trimming of the rear of the
    front fenders :D
    A short while later I beat the fronts of the fenders a little to stop a small amount of rubbing there
    BTW these tires are almost bald so I am certain that newer tires would rub alot more :tongue1:
    Have a good one:thumb:
     
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    Will it work if I run a 33x12.50 on a 15x8 w/3.25 BS?

    or I would prolly be better off with 3.75 or a 4.5 Backspacing.
     
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    I think I'm gonna go ahead and run a 285/75/16 tire on 16x10s with 4.5 BS when I get my k5.
     
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    A 285 tire is going to look awfully stupid on a 10" wheel. Run 8" wheels or 305/70s
     
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    everybody says that and see I personally think it looks fine heres a pic [​IMG]
     

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