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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2002, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Proof that 33x12.50r15s on 10\" wheels.. (update)

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Well, 33s on 10" wheels with 4" of backspacing doesn't fit without fender trimming. I knew it'd be close but I didn't think it'd rub except under articulation. The local guys said it'd be damn close. It rubs like hell.

Has anyone ever tried minor fender trimming just enough so the tire can turn? I'm planning on tackling this tomorrow. I won't do any major trimming being that these front fenders are BRAND SPANKING NEW.

Also, can someone identify my wheels?

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How far the tire hangs out:


Wheel before I finished "polishing" it:


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Re: Proof that 33x12.50r15s on 10\" wheels don\'t fit

Maybe I was missing something, but I could have just closed my eyes and imagined that they would not fit. I had 33's on 8" rims and they rubbed without a lift. Got a 2" add-a-leaf and they fit. Why don't you go that route? It will make then ride rougher. Or get the 0 rate one, but that is only 1".

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15x10's rub huh? Is that with no lift?

I've got 33x12.50x15's on 15x8's with 2 1/2 inches of lift and no rubbing.
I've been thinking of going to go 4" lift and 35's on these wheels. But I was looking at my clearances a couple days ago and am considering leaving it the way it is and modify the fender wells.

It looks like just the corners on the front opening need to be trimmed an inch or two front and back.

The back wheel well looks like it will clear fine. But I will be putting 1 1/2" spacers on the rear to even up the axle width.

Put up some pics of your trim job [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Oh BTW... your wheels are the shiny aluminum looking round objects with the holes in them. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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<font color="green"> Here ya go -



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yur all nuts, i have 33x12.50's with no lift, no trimming, and no rub, and why did you buy a new blazer [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] my friend has one of those, their horrable, compared to the old ones, probly why they are rubbing [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img], id scrap it all and buy a pre 75 blazer with a 12 bolt\dana 44 combo insted of that 10 bolt garbage.
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Re: Proof that 33x12.50r15s on 10\" wheels don\'t fit

<font color="green"> So, what you're saying is that the picture that is posted above does not prove to you that 33x12.50r15s on 10" wheels with 4" of backspacing don't fit? Did it occur to you that maybe you have different offset wheels? Or different width maybe? Think before you post, please. </font color>
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I took some measurements from my truck, 84 gmc 3/4t. I have 33x12.50x16.5 BFG AT's, 9.75" rims with 3.75" backspace and 2" Rough Country springs. With the wheels straight, I have 3.25" clearance in front, 3.5" in back, and 7.25" from the tread up to the bottom of the fender opening. With the tires turned to one side, I still have almost 2" clearance in front. How well centered are your tires?
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I had rubbing on my 33x12.5's also stock, and even after the 2-1/2" lift they still rubbed a little in the back. I ended up doing the lift and a 1" add a leaf in the end. All because I didn't want to be trimming anything.
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Re: Proof that 33x12.50r15s on 10\" wheels don\'t fit

I'm not going to piss around with 2". That's not worth the time. I'd be more inclined to do a body lift. A couple hours and you've got 3".

My current plan is to machine my 14FF hubs and use 1/2 ton front hangers front and rear with the 3/4 ton springs. This will give me ~4" of lift. For the front I'm either going to go how one of my friends did with "kustom" hangers for the front and longer shackle in the back or buy new springs. I don't want to buy new springs though since then I'll have a stiffer ride.


33x12.50r15s on 8" wheels with 4" of backspacing will fit without a problem on my truck the way it sits today.
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