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Old 08-02-2010
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Trying to see through some of the mud

Ok, so give me a chance before I get the typical use the search engine or look at the sticky. I have read all of them.

Yes its yet another fitment question

On an 02 fx4 with stock Alcoa’s, no body lift or suspension lift

This is what I have seen most of the information leading toward since there is some…..yes it does work no it does not, this is the best I have been able to discern. Please let me know if it’s accurate.

33x12.5x15 Have to have torsion bars maxed, lower valance trimmed and fender well removed or heavy trimming. I also assume that under full compression the tire will rub on the fender well no matter what and at full lock it will rub on the sway bar no matter what.

32x11.5x15 Needs torsion cranked to level the truck (not maxed) and just trim the valance, and under full compression it may need some fender well trimming depending on the individual tire. Will not rub the sway bar under full lock.

Comments or does anyone disagree?

I’m not worried about the valance as I have a custom bumper but just general information, and I am leaning toward KM2’s

Sorry for the repeat like I said I am just trying to clear some things up since some people say it will work others not so much.

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i ran 33x12.5x15's on 15x8's when stock with tbars cranked to level it out and had no rubbing problems whatsoever. didn't wheel it much like that as i already had a lift waiting to go on. but i still had no problems driving from day to day

had to trim some of the valance though. but thats a given.
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I would go with 32x11.50, or more ideally 33x10.50s.
Tyler if you didn't rub 33x12.50s you weren't trying hard enough.
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Jeff, I run 32x11.5 BFG AT's on a 99 Mazda B4000 with saggy t-bars and I don't rub at all, no lift either.
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If you max the bars you can fit 33x12.5 with no rubbing on street but you will rub offroad. I do not think you will fit 33x12.5 on the stock alcoas though as the backspacing I'll pull the tires into the fenderwell too deep
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If you max the bars you can fit 33x12.5 with no rubbing on street but you will rub offroad. I do not think you will fit 33x12.5 on the stock alcoas though as the backspacing I'll pull the tires into the fenderwell too deep
You would rub if you turned in either direction as well
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