BFG no longer makes MT 33x9.50 What is next best option?

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  1. albee

    albee

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    Pulled up to tire store today to get five new 33x9.50x15 MT's. They said we could only find four as BFG is not going to make that size anymore. Called around and had others tell me the same thing. Any other options that would fit on stock rims would be helpful. FJ40 w/sbc, 4"skyjacker lift and cut fenders. Thanks Albee
     
  2. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    They still make the AT's. I have the AT's and am quite happy
     
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    You could go with 33x10.50R15 ;)

    Tucker
     
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    If you have cut fenders you could go taller as well. I went from 33x9.50's to 35x12.50's and trimmed the rear up a bit to clear.
     
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    If you plan on going in any mud the AT sucks in my opinion whereas the MT kicks pretty good. However I think that if you do 90% of driving on road the AT is hard to beat, great all around tire except you'll be stuck in the mud. I've got ATs right now and plan on getting the MTs again someday. I'd def go with 35's with the setup you have. You wouldn't be disappointed.
     
  6. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    I am suprised they even could find 4 of the MT's, BFG aint made em in 2+ years.

    with your set up I would go 33x10.5 MTs
     
  7. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i run 33x10.5's on two vehicles, with my dd having bfgs...love em
     
  8. albee

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    THe 33x10.50 MT sound good to me. I was not sure if it was too wide for stock rim. Thanks
     
  9. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    its a wee bit wider than perfect, but lots of folks run them.

    here is a pic of 33x10.5's on stock wheels
    [​IMG]

     
  10. Degnol

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    Thanks for that, 'Pimp. I bought a set of stock DB wheels and wanted to find most any brand of 33x9.50 MT's and they are not to be had. If the 10.50's will work on the stock rims, I'm in. Did the tire guy make you sign some sort of waiver? Some of them balk at mounting that wide of a tire on 5.5" rims.
    Are they BFG ot GoodYears? Or something else?


    Great pic.

    Ed
     
  11. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    I don't run them on my 40's, the pic is from CCOT. Personaly I think they are 1" to wide for the stock wheels, but others have run them with no complaints



     
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    So, Ige, what brand are they?
    And are they mated to stockers?


    Thanks,

    Ed
     
  13. ClemsonCruiser

    ClemsonCruiser SILVER Star

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    maybe to aggresive for you but 34" X 9.50" Super Swamper TSLs
     
  14. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    the bfg mt's are on stock 60 rims (ok, half stock, half aftermarket wagons). the others are swampers on stock early drum cruiser rims.

    i even have 35x12.5 swampers on stock rims...that i wouldn't recommend.
     
  15. lovetoski

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    In the west, we have Big O and Les Schwab - both of which carry a MT (sortof) that's 33X9.50. Suggest you check some of the second tier tire sellers, to see if they have what you want.
     
  16. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    I've heard of another 33X9.5R15 radial tire - the "Kelly Springfield MSR." From what I remember the tread was sorta between an all-terrain and a mud-terrain on the aggressiveness scale.

    HTH.

    Regards,

    Alan
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