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Anyone Running SOA With 33's?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by BlackLight, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. BlackLight

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    Is anyone running this setup? If you are, pics would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. clemson55

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    I would imagine most people have bigger tires if they are SOA. That way they can pick up even more clearance.
     
  3. fj40_rico

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    I don't have pics but I borrowed my buddy's 33's to see how they looked and 35" look better and fit better.

    - Rico.
     
  4. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    don't do 33's...they look like crap with an soa. go 35 - 37
     
  5. Pighead

    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ SILVER Star

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    33s look like crap on a SOA, mine sat on 33s for about 45 minutes before the 35s went on...no photographic evidence survived.
     
  6. cruiser ken

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    I ran 33s for quite a while on my SOA, these were actually 305/70R16s which converts to 32.8, but they measured 33".

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  7. wesintl

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    I had 33x12.5 swapers on my SOA 40 for a while. It depends on how flat your springs are. 35's are a much better bet though. Sorry no pics on this comp although I might be able to scan one or two.
     
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    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    33s SOA
    will probably got to 34s or 35s once these wear out. But I like the ride.
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  9. 1973Guppie

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    I am running 33's muds w/a SOA, 35's would be much better but I have no $$ so s***, send me an email and I will shoot you a pic of my crzr.

    Noah
    nbwebmail@adelphia.net
     
  10. badkarma

    badkarma Is is edible? SILVER Star

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    if i'm running 35s on a SUA, you NEED to be running 35s....

    I'm thinking of going down to 33s....maybe
     
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    33's? that is silly :rolleyes:

    37s or 38s much better, I can't wait to get rid of my lil 35s :D
     
  12. BlackLight

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    The reason I was asking is because (on my never-ending search for an FJ40) I found a 1973 with a Chevy 350 V8, 4 speed transmission, power steering, GM steering column w/ tilt wheel, 10,000lb Ramsey winch, new birfields, disc brakes on all wheels, spring over lift on 35" super swampers. The price is really good and I am trying to negotiate with the seller....however, I just think a SOA with 35's is a touch too big for personal preferences. Will 35's decrease the performance drastically? Is there anything you can do to keep the SOA and make the lift smaller?
     
  13. sandcruiser

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    I'd be surprised if you notice much of a performance difference w/ 35 vs 33 on that rig. The motor can handle it, the brakes can handle it.... where is the problem?
     
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    This may be a stupid question, but can I pull a spring out of the stock packs to get the cruiser a bit lower? If so, how much lower could you make it by doing this? Just getting some ideas....
     
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    mine currently sits on 33's SOA. Whats the problem??? Simple- Cash to buy new tires after a motor swap with all the goodies, and self done SOA with billsteins, 55 rears, drivelines, etc...


    -Dustin
     
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    Do you have any pics on hand?
     
  17. FJBen

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    Here is a cruiser I owned very briefly... :frown: SOA 33's wish I still had it...
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    One of the reasons I went with 33's is that I could stuff the 33's. 36's would rub and pushing 36's even with desmog and headers was a chore. Off roading was all clutch too. :(
     
  19. nuclearlemon

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    but he's got v8 which will easily push 35's
     
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    You can flatten out your springs by pulling a few and adding an add a leaf or something to help and that will make it not so bad on 33's. Personally I am a fan of 33's even though I run 35's. 35's are considered small to some but reality is they are actually pretty big IMO...