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Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby rosshire on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:06 +0000

I know that there is a 16 page thread about 33 inch tyres, but I have honestly spent about an hour and still haven't been able to extract the information I need.

It doesn't help that I don't understand wheel offset stuff which is referred to alot.

Here is what I am trying to figure out,

I really want to get 33's under my 09 SR5 without rubbing.

I don't want to do any sort of body lift.
I am still working out what suspension lift gear I will use, I am looking at going around 2 inch or will go 3 inch if I have to.
I will not cut bash or bend any part of my Ute.
I don't really care if my tyre sits in or out a little further (I goes this is what offset stuff is)

Based on just a suspension lift can I get 33's without having rubbing dramas? if not what other kind of mods will allow me to run 33's?

if I can't get the 33's what is the biggest size tyre I can get?

What is the best sized rim to use (keeping in mind that my objective is just to get the biggest tyre possible on)?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Horse on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:30 +0000

Myself and other members run BF Muddies 33x10.5x15 with 2-3inch lifts
These don't rub on my lux only needed to remove the mud flaps .
I have a tough dog lift which gave me 3 inch at the front those with 2 inch lift
fit a spacer by memory .
Me , Noidea and Dlux and a few with these fitted with no or little dramas.
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Hilux Max on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:37 +0000

^^^ what he said....given your requirents for not cutting or bashing the body its your only option mate.
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby rosshire on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:38 +0000

I am looking at running mickey thompsons, that shouldn't matter right?

So basically, I need a 3 inch lift or a 2 inch lift plus a strut spacer and I won't have any problems?

and just to confirm, you guys are running stock SR5 rims?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Horse on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:43 +0000

On SR5 15 inch rims but don't think Mickey T has that size ,the 33x10.5x15 is a tall narrow
any wider that becomes a problem
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby rosshire on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:46 +0000

you guys are running mud terrains I assume?

how are they on the road?

and how do they wear on the road?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Hilux Max on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 8:57 +0000

Ross,

depends on what tyres you get and how you drive. In all honesty, muddies dont generally last more than 40,000km.

Mickey thompson dont make a 33/10.5x15....BFG do. in AT and MT.

and yes, this tyre fits a standard sr5 steel or alloy wheel.

this tyre on this factory wheel/offset just clears/tucks in between the body mount/chassis rail/upper control arm (UCA)...any wider offset and/or tyre and you will have to start trimming into the flare, inner guard liner and so forth.
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Honky67 on Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:13 +0000

I know an old post but how big a spacer lift I have heard bad things about them? Also is this achievable with 16" tyres?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby packeteer on Tue, 11 Mar 2014 3:02 +0000

to fit 33's the general rule is: 3" lift and +10 offset

there are lots of other variations that fit, YMMV
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Honky67 on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:29 +0000

I bought my car with a 2" OME lift would you recommend waiting for a new lift I don't necessarily want to put a body lift in? Any lifts you would recommend or any other ways?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby packeteer on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:43 +0000

you could fit 33's with some remodelling work, the correct offset and castor. like I said above, "variations"

fwiw, my lift is currently just under 3" and I'm using +15 and +4% castor

another important thing to note, most lift's over 2" will reduce your down travel
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby kixx on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:07 +0000

Don't forget bad CV angles in 3"+, thus leading to more parts to correct this (diff drop, UCA's etc)

Too many topics on all these questions already...
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Hugh08sr on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 4:08 +0000

I ran 33/10.5/15 with just 2inch front strut spacers in and nothing in the back.no dramas or scrubbing at all.mine is a sr but with no flares not sure if it makes a difference.but decided I wanted a bigger lift and went 3inch in front and 2 in the back.ive still probably got the spacers some where if u want them
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby BIGFOOTJR on Wed, 12 Mar 2014 9:55 +0000

10" suspensions and 5" body lift on +90 offset rims
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby packeteer on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 4:01 +0000

BIGFOOTJR wrote:10" suspensions and 5" body lift on +90 offset rims

full sik maaate!!
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Rocket55 on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 4:59 +0000

kixx wrote:Too many topics on all these questions already...


Maybe we need one of these ;)

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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Noosta on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 4:45 +0000

Hugh08sr, hey mate just wondering where I can buy some strut spacers?
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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby kixx on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:32 +0000

fmd...

Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
...and then some.

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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Rocket55 on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 3:52 +0000

Honky67 wrote:I know an old post but how big a spacer lift I have heard bad things about them? Also is this achievable with 16" tyres?


Enlighten yourself young skywalker 8-)

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Re: Fitting 33 inch tyres without body lift

Postby Shezza on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:07 +0000

I am looking at getting the bfg km2 mid tyres in 33-10.5r15
I read they only have a 3ply side wall. Has anyone used them and had any puncture issues. ??
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