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Cheapest way to fit 33x12.50's on stock rims

What is the best way to fit 33x12.50's on a 15" stock wheel? I want to know what y'all think is the best way and cheapest way to fit these tires. I have them siting around off my bro's totaled truck and want to put them on. I drive and hour to work everyday and want the best ride and best quality and the least amount of stress on my stock components. Is the BL the best way to go. Thanks for your input in advance.
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mount them and crank the t-bars. Bill 04lvl2 had them on his alcoa's on stock suspension.... I'll look for the pic
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here is bills level II with his stock 15x7 with 33x12.5x15

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I like the look of that real stocky. A little more room would not be a bad thing though.
Did he crank the t bars or no?
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I like the look of that real stocky. A little more room would not be a bad thing though.
Did he crank the t bars or no?
almost maxed..

he mounted them to 15x10 and body lift like a week later...
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Thats prob a good thing I imagine it was rubbing like crazy for a before the BL. Still though it didnt look to shabby
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thats got to rub bad or not? I got a guy giving me 400 for my AT's so I have that to put a lift on and mount the tires and pay my help. So i'll break even. But I think I want a little bit of lift. I've heard cranking the t-bars will where out the parts in the front end pretty quick and thats what I want to kind of stay away from. But tell me if I'm wrong.
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How big of a BL are you going with?
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Thats prob a good thing I imagine it was rubbing like crazy for a before the BL. Still though it didnt look to shabby
no it didnt. if you wheeled it hard it would but normal driving only rubbed at full crank of the steering wheel...
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thats got to rub bad or not? I got a guy giving me 400 for my AT's so I have that to put a lift on and mount the tires and pay my help. So i'll break even. But I think I want a little bit of lift. I've heard cranking the t-bars will where out the parts in the front end pretty quick and thats what I want to kind of stay away from. But tell me if I'm wrong.
the front end parts only really last for 60k at the max because you cant grease them. some get more out of them but most the guys i know have all replaced it
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That is interesting that it does not rub. Now I am thinkin about doing such things to my truck.....
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That is interesting that it does not rub. Now I am thinkin about doing such things to my truck.....
That's very false. 33x12.5s will rub on stock suspension unless you've got a flareside truck and you max your torsion bars out. I had to do quite a bit of trimming on my fender flares and my 33s still rubbed on the inner fenderwell.

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The difference between 33x12.5s and 32x11.5s is very marginal as far as appearances go. Because I'm keeping my new truck stock height, I'm going with 32x11.5s on the stock alcoa wheels.

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Kyle... do i have to smack you.....

you had 15x8 wheels with 3.25 BS....

that means the foot print of the tire is wider with the 8" wide wheels. also with 3.25BS it pushes it closer to all the problem area's.

i just said normal driving, bill had no problems. go ahead call him... ask him... i also said his bars are almost maxed...

its amazing i had 31.4x10.5x16 tires on my truck then went to 32x11.5x15.... ya i shouldnt of fit them but guess what the alcoa's i have now have more BS and are only 7" wide.... so the foot print is smaller... and its not out eating my fenders...
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33s on my 04edge only rubs when fully locked and i hit a bump but it hardly happens and i dident have to cut anything just lifted the t bars to even out the back and front
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Kyle... do i have to smack you.....

you had 15x8 wheels with 3.25 BS....

that means the foot print of the tire is wider with the 8" wide wheels. also with 3.25BS it pushes it closer to all the problem area's.

i just said normal driving, bill had no problems. go ahead call him... ask him... i also said his bars are almost maxed...

its amazing i had 31.4x10.5x16 tires on my truck then went to 32x11.5x15.... ya i shouldnt of fit them but guess what the alcoa's i have now have more BS and are only 7" wide.... so the foot print is smaller... and its not out eating my fenders...
Haha thanks Zach, I missed the part where he was going to keep with stock wheels. I think 33x12.5" tires are pretty wide for 7" wheels though. But again, that's just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions... lol
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putting 12.5" tires on 7" wheels is a bad thing!
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did anyone mention a sawz-all?
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need at least 8in wide wheel to go 12.5
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you dont NEED but its recommended
i have seen 14.50s on a 15x8
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it doesnt need to be on wider... but will the tire wear improperly.. yepper...
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it "DOES" need to be on at least a 10"wheel to get all the tread on the road!
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Is it possible to use the stock chrome rims with big tires?
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Back to the question, Torison keys and shackles or a BL? What do you think is better? I've ran 33x12.50s on stock ranger rims before and I'm going to do it again. I'm worried about the clearance and minimizing rubbing.
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I think I'm going with keys and shackles. any recomendations on brand?
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putting 12.5" tires on 7" wheels is a bad thing!
why i know people running 12.5s on 7" wide wheel perfect tire wear... do i need to get pics for you?
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