Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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Re: Thoughts on 33x9.5 on SPOA
I ran 32x11.50 BFG MT's on my Tintop Samurai, and it was really tall. The center of gravity was much higher but on the street I felt like it wouldn't roll. I never pushed it's limits though. The times I did roll my zook I believe it had nothing to do with the height. They had more to do with driver error, and both were off road.
I had around 9 inches of lift, well that is what it measured over the old junk I had on it. The specs were: SPOA HD Cj's F&R and 1 inch ML's. I haven't driven the 5.5 inch lifted sammy yet but just from the height I can tell the thing will be like a go cart compared to my old set-up. And my old set-up worked decent, a little jarring but that's beside the point. You have to get used to anything that is raised-up considerable amounts, it will change the characteristics but nothing you can't handle. You won't be flipping your rig at any legal speed on the road. I've had my rig seriously side-hilled to where I was nervous and everyone outside of the rig said it looked safe.
I know a few guys that do run narrower tires than what I had and my buddy has sold a few sets out of his shop. They work well for guys not going hard core... more like a hunting vehicle or something with a plow on it.
All that being said, I think they'll work for you, I wouldn't worry about stability. Worry about that when you have those little pizza cutters under a jacked-too-high rig. That's when problems start. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]