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3" BL AND 33X10.50'S?

I got into an argument and i need to settle it. If i didnt have the susp lift on my truck and just had a 3" bl.....would my 33x10.50's fit without any rubbing whatsoever on factory backspacing wheels, and, if i put them on my current wheels (3.75 bs) would they still fit without hitting the bumper or fender lip. i know im right on theis on....i hope...i think.
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Yeah, they would fit. People do it all the time. Neil has 33x10.5 on his FX4 WITHOUT ANY LIFT WHATSOEVER.
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they will fit with ease, i would think
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Actually, just notices you have a 4x2 which sits lower. You would need SOME kind of lift to fit. FX4's have about 2.5" of lift over your truck, making the 3" BL about right.
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Is an FX4 and XLT 4x4 about the same height ?
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Yes. The FX4 may be a smidge higher (particularly in the rear) because of the heavier axle. But overall they are equivalent.
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They are the same truck, just different badges.

My 33x12.50's on 15x10's w/ 4" of BS, rub and have crushed the crap out of the front of my rear fenders. But thats under extreme bumps and articulation. under normal circumstances you will have no problem whatsoever.
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ok, and just to prove my point even further, what about with 3.75 bs on 15x8's.
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you have spindles now dont you? you shouldnt even need a body lift to fit those 33s
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They are the same truck, just different badges.
Which? Unless I'm mistaken, the XL & XLT 4x2 have coil front ends while the Edge and XLT 4x4 (including FX4 pkgs) have taller torsions up front and blocks in the back.. Similar, but different.
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My 33x12.50's on 15x10's w/ 4" of BS, rub and have crushed the crap out of the front of my rear fenders. But thats under extreme bumps and articulation. under normal circumstances you will have no problem whatsoever.
That's also the 12.5" width.. He asked about 10.5", which I hear fits far better.
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Yeah i have the procomp spindle lift, but this is a purely me sayin "I could fit those even with a body lift" kinda thing, and someone disagreed with me. so 3.75 bs will still fit those in thar? w/o rubbing?
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yes, they will fit fine with a 3" body lift. people do it all the time.
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Will 33x12.5 fit on a 4x4 with a 3inch bl, or will they rub?
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Will a size 36 waist fit with a belly lift at 210 pounds?
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umm im at 220 and 37s... lol i think so...
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33 x 10.5 BFG MT - no lift or torsen bar crank
stock Alcoas are 15 x 7 with 3.75" BS
like she said - it's all about the width.....


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Will 33x12.5 fit on a 4x4 with a 3inch bl, or will they rub?
Not sure but I will find out in about a week or so... Anyone have this on their trucks? Ive heard of alot of 10.5 but what about 12.5?
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Not sure but I will find out in about a week or so... Anyone have this on their trucks? Ive heard of alot of 10.5 but what about 12.5?
if you stick with a low BS you should be OK
they need to stick out more because the BL will not help you to clear the front suspension parts
if the BS number increases that brings the inside of the rim closer to the inside of the truck
this is normally required to keep a wider rim centered
a 10" rim, suggested for 12.5" wide tires, would likely increase the BS number by 1" or more and that might cause rubbing
purchasing a wider rim with a BS of 4" or less will likely prevent rubbing, but be very hard on your front end suspension
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Yes 33x12.50's will fit perfectly with a 3in B/L on a 4x4. I only rub on extreme flex.
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Yes 33x12.50's will fit perfectly with a 3in B/L on a 4x4. I only rub on extreme flex.
what rims are you running Ryan??
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33x10.5 seems to be to tall and skinny....but if thats the only 33 that will work...im in.
Unless i get a suspension lift (3-inch)
33x12.5 will fit this no prob. right???
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