32X11.50 BFGs on Stock Rims?

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  1. FJ60-Hokie

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    Can I safely run 32X11.50 BFGs on STOCK Rims with a 2.5 OME lift?

    This will be a temporary solution until I can get the cash to buy some rockcrawlers, but I have an imediate need for new tires.

    In searching threads I didn't recieve a difintive answer on this question and am ready to pull the trigger on a set.

    Thanks for the help fellas!:beer:
     
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    don't know for sure but i would say yes, go ahead and get them because i don't see a problem with it. i have ran 35-12.5 on 15x8 rims with absolutely no problem, also currently have 284/75R16 (~33x11.5 measured) on my factory 97 chevy rims and have beat them to death with no regreats
     
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    That's exactly the setup I'm running on my 62 with no problems at all. My tires are about wore out so when I replace them I'm going with 33 x 10.5 tires on 15 x8 Rockcrawlers. I really like the way that combo looks.
     
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    Pretty much what I've got too. I've had no problems.

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    I am also running the same! No problems here.
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  6. FJ60-Hokie

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    Thanks guys! :beer:

    I have read some negative things about gearing when going with 33s. I went that route would it affect things like going uphill?
     
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    Yah, you lose a little torque at the wheels (if that's the right term), and really need to gear down to make it right.
     
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    Lots of tire stores will not install a 10.5" wide tire on a 6" wide wheel much less a 11.5" tire on a 6" wide wheel. The tire is, IMHO, too wide for the stock wheel. Lots of people will disagree, but I tend to believe that BFG's engineers know what they are talking about when they specify a wider wheel.
     
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    My plan is to run them for the short term until I can put together the greenies to pick up some rockcrawlers and I would like more size than the 31s.
     
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    same setup here... works fine but i would go wider if i could. i think the narrow rim sort of rounds the tread a bit. my .02 :beer:
     
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    Summit carries 15x8 us wheel (black steels) for 40 bucks a piece...I donno if youre interested or not, but theyre cheaper than "rock crawlers" and look about the same.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    What is really the difference between rock crawlers and black steel wheels.

    If I can ride out the stock rims for a few months I should be able to save for the rockcrawlers.
     
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    I have 33 12.50 15's on stock rims with no problems at all. I painted the wheels flat black and it looks tits. I plan to go wider on the wheels but for now it works....and the chicks dig it.
     
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    As best I can tell, its the name. Initially, I was looking at the rock crawlers, till I saw the summit steels. Im a cheap bastard though. The look good, theyre cheaper...thats what I got!

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    Cheap is good!
     
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    Q: what's our bolt pattern, and will 15x8's still snug under the wheel wells?
     
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    A: 6 on 5.5", and I can't answer the other.
     
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    Thanks. Im assuming its also 3.75" backspacing?
     
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    why not 33X10.5 or 9.5???? work great on stock wheels, and you can also have your stockers powdercoated black $25 Ea at les schwabb tire stores IIRC...
     
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    also, 33 chains, spares, etc are usually more common as well...


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