Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

I am looking to put 33s on my Sami. 31s are just not big enough (now). I have 12.5" wide tires on 10 inch wheels and I see that 33x14 looks like the only other size available?

If you are running 33s, what tcase and or gears do you have?

Thanks
CorvetteChris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 09:28 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 937
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

Either the Swamper LTB or TSL also come in a 33x13.5. And of course the Bogger comes in 33x14. Just open a 4wd mag, there are so many advertisements in there for tires and they all list tire sizes. Best of luck!!

Oh, I run 33x14x15 Boggers on my Sammi with a RRO 6:1 t-case. On the trail it is AWESOME!!. On the street I need help! I have a 1.6 8v in there but I really should consider some 4.62's. Maybe too deep though. Woat would be ferfectr though would be the 4.10's in Toy axles. I think this would be the perfect gear for 33's and a 6:1 t-case.
NC_Zuk is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 11:57 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

Geoff on here is running 33x14.5 super swamper ssr http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/interco.htm
I think I saw some 33x16 or 33x16.5 super swampers at lesschwab a couple months ago
szki272 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 12:17 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Illinois wisconsin border
Posts: 2,729
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

I dont think that would be to deep Art i ran 4:16 with 4:57 r/p and the 1.3 was ok off raod but needed alot more on the street
rockrat is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 06:15 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,055
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

I have the 33X15.50 Swamper SX's:

They are great tires....LOTS of traction!
I run the 5.12 gears with hybrid rear and 4.16 T-case....ho and a 1.6 16 valve.
Tires are for sale $$$$$400 or $550 15X10 w/wheels....3/4 tread front and below 1/2 tread in rear.

Sean
aftermarket4x4 is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 06:42 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

I want to say with the 6 to 1 gears and 4.62 gears you will run about 5000 rpm at 65
szki272 is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

Sean, those are on 10 inch wheels? You running stock sami axles and have no problem with clearance to the springs? That is mostly what I am concerned about.

My axles have the stock gears and I am running 4.16 t-case. At 70 mph I am about 4300 rpm. I was hoping that by switching to 33s, I would drop my rpms to something like 3500 and still be OK with the 1.6 16v motor??
CorvetteChris is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

Btw, I don't want to go with boggers again because they are so damn dangerous on the road when it rains!!

Believe it or not, the Sami is my daily driver, 38 miles a day!
CorvetteChris is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 07:52 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,055
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Anyone running 33inch tires wider than 12.5 inch?

The 33X15.50's did rub on the springs on the stock width Samurai front axle so I installed a set of 1.25" wheel spacers which easily cured the problem. They are also alot smoother/quieter on the road than you would think....500% better than a Bogger on the road and almost as good in the mud and awesome in the rocks!
If you run stock differential gearing and just the 4.16 T-case you will be just a little bit under geared, but it would really be fine on the highway. I run 5.12's and the 4.16 t-case and I am really over geared for the highway. Optimally I would recommend running a 4.30 or a 4.62 gear in the diff's. You could also just run all T-case gearing, but that does put alot of stress on the driveline.

Sean
aftermarket4x4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome