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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Quick and easy tire questions

I've got an offer to buy some slightly used (3000miles) 33x12.50x15 TSL's pretty cheap from my friend (he's upgrading). I'm already using 32x11.50x15's on my stock alum rims (15x7.5) with no problems. My first question is, would that extra inch of width cause too much problems on my rims? My second question is, with my 4" lift, would I have any rubbing issues with these tires? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Quick and easy tire questions

They will work but I'd go with at least a 8" wide wheel and 4.5" of backspacing.
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Re: Quick and easy tire questions

thye will be just fine.

hell, we run 14.5" boggers on 7" wheels.

hell, my firned is running TSL Q78's on a K5 on a 5.5" jeep wheels.
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Re: Quick and easy tire questions

Do you guys have a recommended tire pressure to run those at? I want to air it up as far as possible (to get better gas mileage), but don't want premature wear.

Also, so is that a definate no on the rubbing fenders, radius arms, etc?

Thanks!
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Re: Quick and easy tire questions

You should probably do the chalk test to figure out your ideal pressure, which may or may not be same front to rear. The narrow wheels will make the center of the tread want to push out, so I'm guessing that mid 20's are where you'll want to be. I've never tried it, but some people swear by chalking the tread and rolling the truck a little ways and seeing if the chalk wears off all the way across the tread or if it comes off faster in a particular part of the tread. I'd be interested to see what you figure out. Report back! [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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