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fitting 33/12.5 tires on an fj40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Chef BoyarDEE, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Chef BoyarDEE

    Chef BoyarDEE

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    right now i have a 2.5 inch lift on my fj40 and i want to put 33's on it. i dont really want to get 33/10.5's on it since the 12.5's look better. my question is are there any rubbing and/or clearance issues when the tires are fully turned (or any issues at all for that matter) or can i put 12.5 wide tires on it and have no problems? (by the way i have 3.75" backspacing) any input you guys have would really help me out.
    thanks
  2. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P. Moderator

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    Uh..just put them on.

    If you have problems putting 33X12.50's on it with 2.5" lift and some backspacing, you'd better check the emblems on the side to make sure they don't say "JEEP".
  3. fsusteve

    fsusteve

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    That rim will rub before the tre's before the tire rubs. Are you using spacers?
  4. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    I have 3.75 BS rims, with .25" spacers up front, with 33x12.5 Swampers on. Only issue I had was with clip on weights on the inside of the rim. Other than that no rubbing issues. I do have 4" of lift, but I do not think you will have any issues.
  5. tlcgear

    tlcgear

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    with a lift like that, you should be able to put 33's easy, if you are still having problems, you can trim some of the body off, or return the lift and tell them to give you the right one. ;)

    - Rico.
  6. 72cruiser

    72cruiser

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    you're talkin more about rubbin on a turn rather than under articulation, right?

    i haven't heard of anybody that has bad problems under full turn running 12.50s

    malphrus
  7. Chef BoyarDEE

    Chef BoyarDEE

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    yeah i'm talking about when i turn the wheel lock to lock, will the tires rub?, i know that i won't have any problems with them rubbing the wheel wells and stuff. right now i have 32/11.5's on it without spacers and i don't think the balancing weights even rub when the wheel is turned
  8. cavsfj40

    cavsfj40

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    they rub under articulation with a 4" lift
  9. hammerhead

    hammerhead

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    [quote author=cavsfj40 link=board=1;threadid=10861;start=msg97655#msg97655 date=1075680392]
    they rub under articulation with a 4" lift
    [/quote]
    ...gently...

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