FJ60 progress! OME done! Tire/wheel questions (33x?)

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I finished installing the OME lift/suspension about two weeks ago. 2.5-3" lift, yeah right. Try more like 12" lift! It looks awesome! I measured from the ground to the rocker panel, 19.5 inches! The Heavy kit is incredible! It's a bit stiff and bouncy, but much better than the sagging stock springs and broken shocks! Plus, everything bounces on the trashed Utah roads.

I bought BFG AT 33x950 R15 tires for the stock wheels. The guy at Discount Tire said the 1050's were unavailable, discontinued...so I got the 950's to ensure I could get replacements if I blow a tire. I caled BFG to verify about the 1050s. Turns out they are not gone forever. They discontinued the version with a "Q speed" rating of 100. They now make the "R speed" rating tire of 106. This new version is just on back order. Popular size I guess.

The tall skinnies (950) look decent and perform well, but a bit skinny for my preference.
Many posts stated it is fine to run a 1050 on the stock 15x6 wheel.

Am I crazy to hassle with exchanging the 950s for the 1050s?

I am considering new wheels so I can run 1250s. Any wheel recs? How do the 1050s and 1250s compare for performance?

Any input is much appreciated!
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Damn. That is one CLEAN lookin' blue cruiser. :D Nice rig!

From what I've heard, you can clear 12.50 with no problem with that setup...
 
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Thanks! I love it! It's better than ever now.
The world of Cruisers is truly addicting.

I have been browsing numerous photos and I think the 1050s look fine. I still would love wider, but wheels seem pricey for my wallet right now. :frown:
Hmmm...what to do?
 
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We run 33x12.5x15's on stock rims with the same lift set up. I am going to put it on 9.5's soon since most of our driving is on road currently, and I think that we'll get better fuel mileage. But I love my 12.5's!
 
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I like the skinnies. I would keep them.

Less strain on the steering too. Probably less wondering on the road.

Unless this is a dedicated trail rig, I would stay skinny.

Nice rig.
 
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wow, that rig is mo' clean. Nice look. I run 33X10.5s, I like them more than the 9.5s, but not enough to drop a good set of 9.5s just for the look. I'd run yours until you need a new set, then change.
 
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Thanks J Gordon. My dad parked it in the garage much of it's early life, so I think that helped keep it clean.
The main reason I am considering switching to 1050s now is to take advantage of my exchange window at the tire shop. They said they could switch them out, but I am certain I will incur some money loss since I've used them a bit. I assume one inch won't do much for performance?
 

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