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post #1 of 5 Old 09-01-2008, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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can i run 33s on 4.5 backspaced rims?

what do you guy think i have 3.75 well actually about 4in. of lift and cragar soft 8s with like 4.75 or 4.5 in. of BS?

so what do you guys think any one with a similar setup?


OR should i just go with the 10.50s

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-01-2008, 11:46 AM
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I run the soft 8s, 15x8 with 4.5" backspacing no problem. My lift is the RE 3.5" SF.
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i run 4.5 bs on a 3in lift no rubbing
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-01-2008, 12:28 PM
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You may not have rubbing on the fender but you will on your ca's. I have 4"bs on my wheels with a 12.5" wide MTR and they just miss the ca's and I have no rubbing on the fenders.
You could always reduce your turning radius and adjust your steering stops so that doesnt happen.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-01-2008, 12:36 PM
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If you have any rubbing when the steering wheel is turned all the way left or right, you can add 1-2 washers to the steering bumpstops like is described at

I ran 33x12.50 then 35x12.50 with 4.5" BS for several years and after I installed two washers per side, no more rubbing. My still tight turning radius wasn't increased enough to notice.

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