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can u fit 12.5 " tires on an 8 " rim?

98 ranger...15 x8 rims..can i fit 33" x 12.5?
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Yes I have 33x12.50 on my 15x8 Pro comp rims are you planning on lifting your ranger? If not 33x12.50 is too big for stock height.

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5.5" fabtech lift on 33x12.50 on 15x8 rims and no rubbing issues
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yeah. 3 inch body lift soon.....33's are the biggest i can go right?
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You might have some rubbing. Do you have torsion front end or coils? Crank the torsion bars and you can gain 1-2". Coiled front and you might as well get a 3" suspension lift first.
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i was gonna say that but it was being retarded when it came to loading the "edit" section.


some people run 35s on a BL but i wouldnt recommend it
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i have torsion bars..but.. if i crank them..it's gona make it look like ****..cuz the rear will be lower than the front
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It might, make it look weired but I think it will help you level out the truck a little better. I think they make a leveling kit for torsion bar trucks; but you would be better off with a 3" suspension lift and then a 3" body lift. You could then run 33's without a problem. Is your truck 2wd or 4x4? If it's 2wd the fabtech kits take away the torsion bars to a front coiled suspensions and bigger spindles. If you have a 4x4 you can get a 4" super lift kit. Are you only focusing on a bodylift? If you really want 33's I suggest a suspension lift then body lift or just suspension. Let us know what you really want and what you want your truck for overall. That will help us with giving better suggestions and inputs.
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im actually thinking about taking the rear block out and setting it lower in the back lol
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From what I know, Fabtech 2wd kits are just spindles still. They don't convert a torsion bar susp. into a coil suspension. Just get 15x10's (trust me, you'll regret getting 15x8's after a while) and get the BL on there and crank the bars just enough to level it out, no problem rubbing. I'm tired of my 15x8's, they make the tire look smaller than if it were on a 15x10.
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They'll fit just fine, but if you haven't bought the rims yet, why not get the 15x10s? they're like 3 bucks more, and it makes more sense to me, mine work great.
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i already got the 15x8's///it's a 4x4 and i wana get the 3 " bl and get 33's..it will fit right?
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i have torsion bars..but.. if i crank them..it's gona make it look like ****..cuz the rear will be lower than the front
Bulldog is >>>>>> rake on a truck
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I like the look of the front bigger and the back saggin, **** looks phat. :)

I was thinking about taking out my rear blocks too just so it's raked as hell in the front.
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he could run 33s with just the t bars cranked you will be fine with just a body lift and 33s
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I like the look of the front bigger and the back saggin, **** looks phat. :)

I was thinking about taking out my rear blocks too just so it's raked as hell in the front.
I would check rubbing on that if you do that and run 33s.
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I would check rubbing on that if you do that and run 33s.
Actually I'm upgrading to 35's here over the weekend.

I have fiberglass all the way around and I'm going to torque up my torsion bars before I do my alignment, I should be able to clear it fine.
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I would check rubbing on that if you do that and run 33s.
i'm thinking about doing it on 35s

and the BL is coming off.. we'll see how that works out lol
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Ya... as people have said.... it will work fine

I ran 33x12.5 on a 15x8 rim and it was A ok
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