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Re: Tire Question
wow..talk about a bunch of 'almosts'
do you know the backspacing of the 8: rims, because that's what's going to be the determining factor, I think.
On stock BS 7" rims, 31x10.50 tires caught on my spriings at full lock, however the tires you are talking about are MAYBE an inch shorter, so maybe they wouldn't rub. However we are talking about Swampers, known for lugs sticking out, so MAYBE that may negate the inch smaller diameter. Swampers are also truer to their stated height than lots of other kinda of tires, so MAYBE they are closer to 31". An 8" rim will make a tire a little shorter than a 7" rim, so MAYBE you get a little leeway from that dimension.
Of course if your 8" rims have less backspacing than stock (3.75"), you probably won't have any trouble. MAYBE. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
This is probably going to be one of those 'try it and see' things. Je eps have a little 'steering bumpstop' screw you can use to prevent this kinda thing. Maybe somebody coul dinvent something to retrofit on a sami axle that would do the same thing. In my '33s on stock axles' thread a couple people mentioned popping birfields when their tires caught on the springs. Better to lose a little turning radius in the name of saving parts, MAYBE.
I'm sure that didn't help any.