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33x12.5x15 Dont fit with a T-crank

So, i went to 4 wheel parts to rder my BFG All-terrains 33x12.5x15 with Pro Comp rims in a 15x8. The guy in the shop said that the 15x8 is too wide and will have rubbage. I even told him that I have a 2" t-crank...and he said that that tire combo will fit with a BL or a spindle lift. Is this true or did he not know what he was talking about.
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They say that cause they dont want to be held accountable if it does not fit
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they will fit, but they will be super tight......there was a member here who had 33's on just a torsion bar crank......
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and BFG tire are a bit smaller than they say they are....
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I had 33's on my stock truck but I have an edge
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So, i went to 4 wheel parts to rder my BFG All-terrains 33x12.5x15 with Pro Comp rims in a 15x8. The guy in the shop said that the 15x8 is too wide and will have rubbage. I even told him that I have a 2" t-crank...and he said that that tire combo will fit with a BL or a spindle lift. Is this true or did he not know what he was talking about.

10.50 fit minimal to NO rubbing and with t-bar cranks! 12.50 generally require a lift, either suspension or body.

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I had 33's on my stock truck but I have an edge
he's an XLT 4x4, same/similar suspension type as edge.
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I have 16 in rims on there right now, and tires for 16s are 900 bucks!!! 15s are only 700 out the door....so of course im going with 15s, but then they are telling me that they dont fit!

So, is my next option to throw a body lift on there to get this set-up to fit? Or, what would fit with a t-bar crank both tire and rim size?

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dont listen to them.. they will fit
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They will rub under flex. T-bar adjustments don't change how large of a tire will fit. And never trust someone that tells you to get a spindle lift for a 4x4.
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They will rub under flex. T-bar adjustments don't change how large of a tire will fit. And never trust someone that tells you to get a spindle lift for a 4x4.
Yeah, im still a noob to the whole suspension world....what exactly is a spindle lift and why isnt it recommended for a 4x4?

Sorry for all the q's...I just love my rig and want to know as mich as possible.
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Lift spindles are for 2wds. There is no place for front CV shafts.
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dont listen to them.. they will fit
if he wants to start cutting into his fenders!

DeviousFred on ORR had an 05 FX4 LII. He put 33x12.50x15 BFG ATs on his Alcoas and popped a 3in BL on. How do I know? 1. he posted about it, 2. I have his old BL and 2 of his 4 alcoa rims (sold 2 of em) and sold the AT here locally (should have kept them). The black finish on his swaybar on the driver's side had rubbed off from the 33x12.50x15s RUBBING on it at full lock even WITH A 3 INCH BODY LIFT. He also got mild rubbing within the fender well. The alcoas are 15x7!

Even with me running 33x10.50x15 BFG MTs and a 1 inch t-bar crank I still get rub. The rub is on the plastic shrouding of my driver's side wheel well and only when I make full lock left-hand turns. I'm not too worried about it though with the RCD kit just sitting on my kitchen floor patiently waiting to be installed.

His suspension geometry, without a BL, + 15x8s + 12.50 wide tires = he will rub, and fairly decently.
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I fit 33x10.5" BFG A/T's for a while with only a t-bar crank. They rubbed a little bit when flexing, but other than that, it was fine. I'm not sure if this helps, but maybe you don't need to get a 12.5" wide tire.
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i shall repost this.......

Tire Selection for Expedition Travel

The linked article provides some physics behind tires.
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I fit 33x12.50 on my stock alcoas and it rubbed very minimal on the sway bar at full lock. I only had about 6 turns on the bars at the time.






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So, with the 33s I cant fit 15x8 rims?

So, with only a t-bar bar crank, i would go 33x10.5x15 (with 15x8 rims)
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So, with the 33s I cant fit 15x8 rims?

So, with only a t-bar bar crank, i would go 33x10.5x15 (with 15x8 rims)
Have you considered 32s? 32s or even 31s seem to be the preferred tire size for t-bar cranked rangers.
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if you dont mind rubbing go for it

i have a 3" Body Lift and 285/75 which are smaller then the 33x12.5's and i have the black rubbed off the sway bars and rubbed down to shiney metal on the frame itself...

but thats at full lock
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my 33 x 10.5 fit with out a torsen crank
they are on the ALCOA rims
it is the width that will hurt you
if I was to buy new BFG tires now they would be 32 x 11.5 which were not sold in 2005
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Do you have a stepside bed or regular bed?

If you have a stepside there is no doubt in my mind you can fit them without rubbing

You can fit them but there will be alittle rubbing at full crank and when hitting bumps going really fast.

Here is my truck 2 years ago with just a t-bar crank and 33's

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me thinks the front end rubbing is partly attributed to the geometry of the 4x4 suspension
lots more room up front w/o the drive shaft
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33x12.5 on 15x8" wheels, cranked bars and trimmed fender flares. Still rubbed on U-turns, but it was tolerable for the most part. I'd put up more pictures, but photobucket is really dragging *** right now and I don't have the patience to wait for it.
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The only way you're going to fit 33x12.50 is if you never turn the wheel and never hit a bump. If you do any sort of offroading you're going to tear the hell out of the inner fender lining, fender flares (if you have them), and you're front bumper.. The only way you're going to fit them without a bl is by doing a whole bunch of fender and bumper trimming. I use to have 32x11.50 and they rubbed under the right conditions so the 33x12.50 are going to rub like crazy.
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I have 3 cranks on my t bar's STOCK rims with 285/76/16's.....Someone said it before they tlel you that they wont fit because they dont want to be held accountable for "brake failure etc etc"
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