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Tire Size. How big can I go?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BayouBlazer88, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. BayouBlazer88

    BayouBlazer88 1/2 ton status

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    I've got the stock 31" tires on my blazer (31" Mud Kings) and I'd like to go bigger, to say 32" or even 33". I'd like to go 33" because the tires that I'm looking at (Futura Dakota All Terain) only come in 31" and 33". If I have to I'll just go with the BFG 32" A/T but they aren't cheap which is why I prefer the Dakotas. Can I go with 33's without needing any type of lift? Keep in mind that I don't do much offroading at all. thanks.

    Matt
     
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    If she droops then she'll rub. She shouldn't rub if you run 33x12.50s on 8" rims with 4" of backspacing.

    I'm running 33x12.50s on 10" wheels with 4" of backspacing. She rubs if I stomp on the brakes, hit a bump, and am turned just the right amount.

    I ended up beating on the fenders a little bit and cutting the stainless wheelwell trim. Nothing too serious being that I paid $108/each for these brand spanking new fenders this summer. I don't think I ever bothered to take after pictures but there are some pictures here: http://www.wrath.com/projects/vehicles/images/84k10/
     
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    Best check your gear ratios.With 3.08'3 those 33's are going to dog your motor.32's will fit with no rubbing on a factory back spaced rim.33's will fit with the 3 leaf HD front leaf springs on a 8" rim.Like I said...check your gears first.
     
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    33x12.50 on 15x8 inch rims with 3.75" backspacing, stock leaves, been like for 5 years. Little rubbing......
     
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    44" Boggers. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I gotta cutting torch!
     
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    Just posted some in the other 33" post, but expect to rub with stock wheels and 33x12.5 tires.

    BFG 33x10.5R15's in AT or MT are about $135/each, but seem to wear real well. And don't rub on my truck. (3/6 leafs, stock ralleys)
     
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    I have the HD front springs and my 32's rub alot off road. I can't imagine 33's!
     
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    Seriously the best point I have seen is we need to check the gear ratio in the axles or your 700R4 is TOAST with 33's!
    No it doesn't justify a 465 or NV4500....not yet atleast!
     

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