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Fitting 32" tires

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by POSex92, October 2, 2002.

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    1. POSex92

      POSex92 New Member

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      Anybody running 32's with cheap lifts? I was thinking a 2" PA body lift and shackles/coils. Also, I heard of a 2.5" superlift? What about power loss? I have the 3.73LS gears. If anybody has pics of similar setup I would appreciate that or any info/comments. Thanks.
       
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      I'm about to put 32's on my 95 X. i only have a TT/Shackles/add-a-leafs and i'll see how it is on trimming. this should be interesting.
       
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      You can just put on a 3" BL and trim the fenders a little bit.
       
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      Holy crap I posted this 10 minutes ago and already 2 responces! I forgot to put that I was hopeing that it would come out looking something like ricks 93 but Im broke and he's not. Also the power loss is kind of important - how bad will it be?
       
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      Power loss was marginal in terms of taking off from a stop. What I noticed mainly when going from 30 to 32" tires (3.73 gears) is that the tranny no longer even remotely keeps the engine in it's powerband.
       
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      If you want it to look like Ricks, I bet he has paid thousands and thousands of $$$$. He has a custom made suspension, and different axles, etc...
       
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      Well I'm going to put 33s on with only a 3 inch body lift. I took off the ground effects or whatever you call them underneath the doors. I will also get a dremel if i get rubbing :hammer: :hammer:
       
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      Well, I recently put on 33x12.50s on with only 2.25" suspension lift. Lots of trimming was needed in the front. So much so that I just got Perry's fiberglass fenders for the front, like the ones that Rick has. Without them, I would've needed to totally mutilate my stock fenders.

      With 33x10.50s you'll have an easier time fitting without as much rubbing, but will still need to trim a bunch.
       
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      A dremel tool? Hell, you're gonna need a sawzall with that combo.
       
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      I PUT BFG AT KO 32'S ON MY 95 XLT
      OME 2 INCH SPRINGS AND 1.5 TT IN FRONT ALL I COULD GET OUT OF THE TT TIST
      NO RUBBING YET!!!!!
      I GUESS IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE TRUCK
      MINE DOES NOT EVEN RUB THE SWAY BAR
      ITS AS DIRTY AS IT WAS BEFORE THE TIRES.
       
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      What do you mean by marginal? Also, what tires would last awhile while still being decent offroad and not cost a fortune (Im probably asking way too much)? Thanks.
       
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      I mean it wasn't very noticeable.
       
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      Guys, one key point:

      Rubbing onroad and rubbing offroad are different animals. Offroad your tires often go into positions they never encounter onroad and thus you can have much more rubbing then than on the pavement. Onroad, your suspension is rarely more than 3/4-1" off the norm, and your axles rarely move front to back.

      So, short story long, you can fit larger tires if you never go offroad than you can if you want them "usable."
       

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