Tire size for spring over swap (1 Viewer)

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I just bought a '66 fj40 and the previous owner almost complete the spring over swap. I'm trying to figure out what size tire I can use without cutting sheetmetal and tire rubbing once I have it finished. Pics on Monday hopefully.
 

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I'm partial to the Swamper Q78-16... it a 35.5" skinny, somewhere around 10.5. But those are for 90-95% wheeling. It depends on what kind of driving you do, but you want about a 10.5" width tire to be able to fit them in the rear wheel well without cutting.
 

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i bought 35/12.5's for my SOA'd rigged. i plan on trimming a minimal amount to prevent rear fender rubbing. but i wont know for atleast 4 or so months if i rub. id have to have a rolling chassis with a tub to do that lol
 
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33's will look really small on an SOA rig. I have 16/35x15 boggers and I only cut the fender to the rear to compensate for moving my rear axle back. I will go 37's or 38's for my next set.
 

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we had 36's on my uncles 10 years ago but we did not rub on the street. he was scared of getting it dirty :crybaby:
 
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Great thanks for the pics as well. The owner said that he was going to use 38" with a 11" rim. He had placed a rancho 4" lifted springs on it along with the SOA swap but took a 2" out of it? Either de-arched them or a couple less leafs I'm guessing?
 
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Wow, that'll be tall. Stock springs 35-37s look right. Add another 2" and 38s easy, but you will have to widen the openings. Just plan on rubbing.
 

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