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Re: 87 F150 4X4 XL Tire & Suspension Questions
I don't know anybody on the face of the earth that has swapped gears to run 33" tires on a full size truck, and I didn't even bother when going to 35's. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Also, you don't need any lift to run 33" tires, they will fit stock with the possible exception of slight bumper shimming using washers. Off road shops like to make money, that is why they tend to recommend things that you 'need'. Unless you really want new wheels, you can use the ones you have to mount the 33's on. So basically all you need to buy is tires, so that shaves about $3800 off your estimate [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Also, be sure to ask this over on <a href=http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=offroadfordbroncolate> the Bronco forum</a> as most of those guys don't check this one.
Oh, and don't buy those ProComp tires either, they support the 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers nazis and I hear they aren't that great anyway... BFG, Goodyear, or Cooper is the way to go [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]