BFG AT 35 X 12.5 on Rock Crawlers

Discussion in 'Tire and Wheel Tech' started by cruzerfetish, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. cruzerfetish

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    After much reading I have decided to buy a new set of 5 BFG A/T ko on 15X8 Rock Crawlers with 3.5 inch backspacing. I have an OME 2.5 -3 inch lift so I don't think there should be any problems with the tires.

    Does anyone think I might need to install the brake line extender to compensate for the new height achieved by these tires? I am currently running 32s and it is fine.


    Thanks! mike
     
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    I am running 33x12.5 SS with about a 3 1/2 lift and it pretty much fills the wheel wells up. I would tend to think your 35's would rub
     
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    Noah, Super swampers? From what I have read (could be wrong), BFG A/T 35s are more like 34s. But the guy at discount says they are pretty true to size, so I don't know.
     
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    The added height of the tires won't affect the distance from your frame to your axle, so if you don't have a problem with your brake lines now, you shouldn't with the different tires.

    I hope I understood your question.
     
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    yeah, from what i have read BFG's run a size smaller than claimed. SS = Super Swampers.

    I would still think that the 35's would eat up every inch of your wheel well with only 2.5-3 inches of lift. could be wrong though - maybe someone could post a pic with 35's and 2.5 lift.

    Are you going to wheel this rig?
     
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    Gonna wheel it eventually. Was also thinking of adding the 1 inch body lift, but if I need to do that just to run the 35s I will probably call Discount back and order the 33s. As much info as I can get from you guys in the next couple of hours will be great. Then I can decide if I need to call those guys back.
     
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    kevin g, you understodd correctly. And maybe I really didn't have my thinking cap on tight when I asked that question. thanks.
     
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    I would get others opinon on it first...
     
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    I have 33x10.5 ATs and they are just a tad over 32's, I have slightly sagged two inch springs and They have plenty of room.
     
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    Thanks RredFJ40. I am feeling a little more confident now. My lift is brand new (january), so hopefully I will be fine for a while and can do the body lift down the road as needed. Eventually I would like to be at 4 inches on the lift for the 4bt. Most likely I will wait until the springs sag and SOA them for diesel.

    But that is way down the road. Anyone else want to chime in on this one?? I PM'd lowtideride cause I saw that he ahd a friend running 35s on a 2.5 inch lift. Waiting to hear on that one.......
    Thanks again for the feedback.
     
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    Now for the wheels, I have Rock Crawler Series 97, Black. I get tons of positive comments, I love em'.....
     
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    agreed - 33's would fit no prob and look good.
     
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    ok, this makes a bit more sense. If you are looking ahead and plan on a 4" lift total, then i would go for the 35's
     
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    I run ProComp 35x12.5 on my 60.
    It has MAFs 2.5 inch Safari Springs lift.

    Minimal to moderate rub IF I corner and articulate 'hard' at same time.
    The bolt heads in front wheel well that connect to fender (front area) are never dirty/rusty...but no body damage...
    When doing RTI ramp, rear wheels stuff way up and into well; some rubbing of tire sidewalls and well. Minor shiney spot on exhaust pipe (left rear wheel) after a day on the trails.

    I use the extended brake lines cause of lift, not tires...

    Rig can be seen at http://www.flca.org/Rigs/033/033_7.jpg
     
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    those tires look good on your rig.
     
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    Well, to wrap this thread up I called Discount back and changed my order to 33s. Seems that I could have problems with the 35s (or not) but decided to save 100.00 and be sure that what I am buying will fit now and not interfere with my ability to go wheeling with my current suspension. Once they are on (by friday), I will post pics.

    thanks again guys.
     
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    you will like them. I have 33x10.5's on my 40 with a 3" lift and they look real good. They dont wheel too bad either
     
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    bwaaa ya should have got em......it doesnt sound like ya wheel it too hard so i would not have worried. PMed ya back anyway...

    good luck,
    -Al
     
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    yep. haven't wheeled it at all yet, but that is only because I didn't have a spare tire and my MTRs are bald!!

    I guess I have to be the :princess: now. Oh well. I can take it.

    Looks like 33s will take me most anyplace 35s will (in FL, with the exception of some big ass mud holes) and since I am a wuss anyway that won't be an issue : )
     
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    fetish you are welcome to the trail ride this weekend to Alpha Pit. shoot me a PM back if ya wanna go.
     
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