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Question - 33x12.5 - stock

hi there

I've just crossed what seems to be a great deal to me.
I want to ask before I jump in, just in case

"Four 33x12.5R15 Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain Tires w/ an average tread depth of 6-7/32's (45,000 miles). Tires are mounted on American Racing 15x8 Alluminum wheels w/ 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern (6 years old). Just took them off a 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ."



for $300 sound cool , doesn't it ?


I'm actually at stock height - with this set will I experience some rubbing or another unwanted situations?

thanks a lot


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yepper... you will rub.. honestly body lift or spindle lift before installing...
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yepper... you will rub.. honestly body lift or spindle lift before installing...
Sh*t, I want to do it, but don't have the time right now, and i know that'll look good lifted but not stock - i rather have a shop to do it, but i don't know how much will it cost


is better to take the truck to a shop used to do offroad stuff or any regular shop will do it ?

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Dude, I know everyone just about is going to tell you to lift before that. I had 33x12.50's on 15x8's stock with just the torsion bar almost maxxed out. They will rub, but ONLY at the back part of the front flare. Unless you are turning full-lock you won't rub, and even then you can trim the flares to make it stop rubbing. I'd go ahead and get the tires, put 'em on, and start saving for the lift.

And here's my trimmed flares, they didn't rub that whole trip.
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I had that problem as well, but I just put a self-tapping screw in to hold the flare in place. I also had to trim my front bumper a little as well. Granted this was with 32s not 33s but my t-bars aren't maxed.
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I've searched a lot and only found a T-bar How-To at TRS but is text only, no pics - I'm not stupid but something graphic will help and make my life easier

any ideas where?

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I can go get a pic today and show you where to crank them if someone else doesn't post it up.
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I can go get a pic today and show you where to crank them if someone else doesn't post it up.
That would help me too...
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that'll help a lot
want to do that on Saturday if possible

how long between crank and alignment without issues?

trying to get t-bars cranked tomorrow and aligment on Monday


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that'll help a lot
want to do that on Saturday if possible

how long between crank and alignment without issues?

trying to get t-bars cranked tomorrow and aligment on Monday


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some including myself did the crank and didn't need an alignment after but others did... there is no telling if you will need one or not until you crank the tbars
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Why not buy em now since it is a great deal and save them till you get a lift? That way there is no rubbing and no possible damage to your tires. I have a few buddys that put tires on that were a size too big and the rubbing wore grooves in the tires, some were soo bad they eventually had to get a new set of tires that were smaller
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