What size Rims?

Rhaas Nov 12, 2016

  1. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Hey guys. Im sure this question has been asked on here somewhere already. But i'm gonna be doing a 2 inch body lift and a 3 inch suspension lift here soon. What is the best rim and tire size to get where I do not have to do any trimming to the metal. I would like to use 33x12.5x15 tires. So is it possible to use this size tire? And what rim would be best for that tire; backspacing, offset, width, etc? Thanks for any inputs. The more, the better I can understand.:kewl:
     
  2. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Factory back spacing is what you want, It just works out best for the front and rear ends.
     
  3. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    And what is the factory backspacing? Is it 3.75"? Thanks for your input granitex.
     
  4. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    5.5 is the factory back spacing, how wide of a wheel are you looking for.
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    With 33x12.50x15s the OE 15x7 wheels work great. As said, they are 5.5"BS. Your tires will rub the frame rails in the rear at full stuff and the fuel line cover on the passenger side at full lock.

    I ran 1½" spacers out back and 1¼" spacers in the front. Had to fine tune the trimming on the front fenders a little but after that there was zero rub anywhere.
     
  6. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    well. Im thinking of getting some 15x8 rims with a 3.75 inch backspace. And then putting 33x12.5x15 tires on them. So would this setup work with the body lift and suspension lift without trimming metal?
     
  7. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    For the most part. I ended up cutting my fenders though. Had a little rubbing at full stuff while turning. Never had problems on the road.
     
  8. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    you will more likely than not have trouble with the tire making contact with the inside of the rear fender wells, what happens is that they do not stuff in the wells but instead almost stuff in them.

    On the road it is not really an issue, it is when you are off road and stuff a tire that things get interesting very fast.
     
  9. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys for all your inputs. Granitex, what do you mean when you say "what happens is that they do not stuff in the wells but instead almost stuff in them."?
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You'll be trimming more metal with that setup than you would with OE wheels and spacers.
     
  11. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    But i thought that if you do the body lift, it would allow 33inch tires.
     
  12. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    It does. But you still have to trim the front.
     
  13. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Ok so it would be fine in the rear. What would I have to trim in the front?
     
  14. StupidFish

    StupidFish Need Bigger Tires

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    I cut off a solid 2". May have been overkill.
     
  15. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I ended up taking the back part of the fender all the way back to the tub. And modifying the plastics to match so it still looked stock on the outside.
     
  16. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Ok. Does anybody have pictures of what they trimmed and that. Im still confused at whats being trimmed and etc. I really don't want to trim the metal, as that creates issues with rust. Im fine with trimming plastic as long as it doesn't get to complicated. Pictures would serve me best, i'm a visual learner.:kewl: Thanks!!!
     

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