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Old 10-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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I have a 1992 4x4 that is at stock height that currently has 32"x10.5" BFG M/Ts on 15" stock rims (came this way when I bought it). The rims are in bad shape and I was thinking about getting some new rims/tires. Other than some rubbing on the control arm when nearing the steering lock points the current tires don't catch on the wheel arches or anything. I was thinking about getting 15x7 rims (offset of -6mm and 3.7" backspacing) with 33x10.5 BFG A/Ts. Any reason that this wouldn't work? Would there be any advantage to going with 15x8 rims? I was also planning to get some spacers to reduce the rubbing on the control arms.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone have a similar set-up and some pics?

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I jave a set of 15x10 wheels with 33x12.50x15 good years on mine at stock height but i have the leveling pucks on the front. They only rub when they are hard over. I think mine are -10 offset

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From my other searching it sounds like there are variable stock ride heights. If its helpful here is a pic of my truck with the 32s on it.

She's a bit rough, but I'm working to get her back into shape.
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It looks about the same as mine did when i got mine you should be able to clear 33s as long as you leave the front up with 2 inch pucks they are fairly cheap on ebay i think i gave less than $100 for mine. Here is a pic of mine before i leveled mine and one before i put the 33s on

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These are my 33x12.5 on the stock 7.5" rims. The rubbed like crazy in the radius arms

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With the new rims they didn't rub at all
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I ran 33x10.50 BFG AT's on stock suspension for a couple months before I put a leveling kit on. They rubbed a little on the radius arm at full lock but I wasn't too bad. Honestly though, the leveling kit was the best $50 I've ever spent on the truck. Changes the look completely.
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These are my 33x12.5 on the stock 7.5" rims. The rubbed like crazy in the radius arms


With the new rims they didn't rub at all
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What is the make and model on those rims? They look really sweet.
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Did any of your guys have any drivability issues after going to the 33s? I have 32s now so I don't imagine that there will be much different. My truck is an I6 so its not the most powerful beast out there. I just don't want to put some nice wheels/tires on it and have it drive like $hit. At this point its basically on the road 95% of the time, so off-roading isn't really a concern.

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They are cragar rims. Not sure the model. I know they are older tho. The were chrome plated steel but i had them sand blasted and powder coated.
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Don't buy 15x7 wheels, they are skinnier than stock. Me personally, I'd point steer you towards 15x10 wheels. Then it'll look like truckies!
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