: gotta chop to fit 33"s


joeonthego717
10-11-2011, 07:29 PM
So I currently have 32X11.50's on my stock 15" rims, I'm buying some 16's and 33X10.50's at the end of this year, (as opposed to the locker) and I'm going to have to chop the pinch weld, has anyone done this before? im not sure how far back I can go.

Mr.B
10-11-2011, 11:28 PM
dont think you have to chop it, pretty sure you can just beat it int submission with a BFH. check yotatech on what they have to say about it. saw threads on "pinch weld mod" before, but not 100%

joeonthego717
10-11-2011, 11:54 PM
dont think you have to chop it, pretty sure you can just beat it int submission with a BFH. check yotatech on what they have to say about it. saw threads on "pinch weld mod" before, but not 100%

Yeah Ive been avoiding yotatech whenever i have questions for some reason, idk why, guess I'm gonna start searching theyre stuff too. It would be sweet if i didnt have to chop anything. I really dont mind beating it, but i dont want to have exposed freshly cut metal on this island. Even tho I'd do my best to paint it over

joeonthego717
10-12-2011, 01:33 AM
this is what I'm thinking, went with 285/75 R16 cause theyre the closest common tire.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=Geolandar+M%2FT+Plus&partnum=875QR6GEOMTPL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

These guys really have nothing but good things to say except that they make the truck vibrate at like 5mph because of the knobs, but i feel that in my Pro comp mud Terrains. And that you do hear them but they arent as loud as other M/T's so I am sold:

http://www.yotatech.com/f2/got-new-geolandar-m-t-s-pics-61551/

They look sick in the rear view pic he has on the second page!

Mr.B
10-12-2011, 04:13 AM
shipping from tirerack is gonna rape you. you should try and find a good deal on the tires you want from a local tire dealer. when i was tire shopping, i got prices for the BFG KM2, Goodyear Kevlar, and the General Red Letter Grabbers. prices mounted and balanced were something like 1160, 1880, and 890, respectively. i went with the generals. so far im happy with my grabbers...other than getting stuck in some soupy mud. my fault though, no lockers :(

me_tu05
10-12-2011, 11:56 AM
For off road tires, 4wheel parts, it can be hard to beat their out the door prices. Also, if you want to consider the coopers, which I highly recommend, look for the thread about them here in the hawaii section. I listed a tire shop that sells the 285/75/16's for a good deal.

Search in the early taco section on pinch weld mods, there are plenty of threads about it.

If you really want a tire that will impress, go with thornbirds.........j/k.

joeonthego717
10-12-2011, 02:22 PM
shipping from tirerack is gonna rape you. you should try and find a good deal on the tires you want from a local tire dealer. when i was tire shopping, i got prices for the BFG KM2, Goodyear Kevlar, and the General Red Letter Grabbers. prices mounted and balanced were something like 1160, 1880, and 890, respectively. i went with the generals. so far im happy with my grabbers...other than getting stuck in some soupy mud. my fault though, no lockers :(

Forgot to add what I was planning on doing is getting discount tire to price match, i hope they do that here, they do back in the mainland. Thats how i got my Pro Comp M/T's for 700 bucks

joeonthego717
10-12-2011, 03:26 PM
yeah i guess the discount tire here is a mom and pop store, they dont do it... Darn :xcrybaby:

FishyTaco
10-13-2011, 12:32 AM
the pinch weld, i just got a hand held sledge hammer and hammered at the pinch weld about 2-3 inches up from the bottom. first cut the fender liner and make an angle cut to where you wanna end the pinch weld. Also may have to trim a little of the front valance as well. only a little.

the 16" rim, run at least a 4.0 bs. I am running 4.5" bs 16x8 with BFG KM2's in 285's and rub the frame a little at full lock and on the upper control arms once in awhile. no biggie for me. I do have a 1" body lift, so about 3.5" lift in the front (coilovers set at about 2.5") I don't rub the pinch weld.
You may have to hammer it more than i did and trim a little more. 1/2" is a big difference especially if your running mud tires with bigger nubbies.
Also if you noticed, I removed the fender screws and replaced them with counter sunk screws and washers for a little extra clearance.

go to four wheel parts, they are probably your best bet for your tires. i paid $217 i think for one, but they may have gone up since then. I bought 5 tires (1 spare) with mount and balance for about $1200-$1300.

check my cardomain pics to see what 285's look like.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj87/fishytaco808/IMG_2704.jpg
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj87/fishytaco808/IMG_2706.jpg

joeonthego717
10-13-2011, 02:03 AM
the pinch weld, i just got a hand held sledge hammer and hammered at the pinch weld about 2-3 inches up from the bottom. first cut the fender liner and make an angle cut to where you wanna end the pinch weld. Also may have to trim a little of the front valance as well. only a little.

the 16" rim, run at least a 4.0 bs. I am running 4.5" bs 16x8 with BFG KM2's in 285's and rub the frame a little at full lock and on the upper control arms once in awhile. no biggie for me. I do have a 1" body lift, so about 3.5" lift in the front (coilovers set at about 2.5") I don't rub the pinch weld.
You may have to hammer it more than i did and trim a little more. 1/2" is a big difference especially if your running mud tires with bigger nubbies.
Also if you noticed, I removed the fender screws and replaced them with counter sunk screws and washers for a little extra clearance.

go to four wheel parts, they are probably your best bet for your tires. i paid $217 i think for one, but they may have gone up since then. I bought 5 tires (1 spare) with mount and balance for about $1200-$1300.


Did you get those countersunk screws from 4wp? yeah i called them today about tires, i might just go with Pro Comp M?T's again, its what I have now and love the way they perform. Plus they have a mail in Rebate for buy 3 get the fourth free right now.

joeonthego717
10-13-2011, 02:06 AM
plus idk too much about a body lift, i was considering it, what all goes into it? how much did it cost all in all, did you have to extend anything?

FishyTaco
10-13-2011, 09:02 PM
no, i made my own. get a washer that is big enough to almost fit the countersunk screw halfway on the head. then get a countersink bit and countersink the washer so that the head is close to flush.

as for body lift. you can use this as reference. it would be too long for me to explain everything.

http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/rb1inchbl/rb1bl.htm

if you decide to go with a bl, go here

http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/BodyLiftKit.shtml

Mr.B
10-13-2011, 11:33 PM
an alternative to the countersink screws x washer collabo is to just use a nice flat pan head screw.

me_tu05
10-14-2011, 01:10 AM
I checked my source for the coopers and they don't carry them anymore, but I found this on CL. http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/pts/2647781977.html I texted him today and he said $800 for 4 without the wheels or $1K for all 6 without wheels. I offered him $700 and he didn't want to take it. Its a good deal for $800, I doubt you will find them anywhere close to that price here. Goodyear mounts and balances for $35 a tire. You might be able to find it lower somewhere else.

Just hamma and cut where it rubs, no need for BL. :-D

joeonthego717
10-14-2011, 08:59 PM
I checked my source for the coopers and they don't carry them anymore, but I found this on CL. http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/pts/2647781977.html I texted him today and he said $800 for 4 without the wheels or $1K for all 6 without wheels. I offered him $700 and he didn't want to take it. Its a good deal for $800, I doubt you will find them anywhere close to that price here. Goodyear mounts and balances for $35 a tire. You might be able to find it lower somewhere else.

Just hamma and cut where it rubs, no need for BL. :-D

yeah those do look nice, but with the rebate i should be able to get Pro Comp X/T for around 800

me_tu05
10-15-2011, 12:57 AM
yeah those do look nice, but with the rebate i should be able to get Pro Comp X/T for around 800

Your choice, but I highly recommend the coopers. They are a much better tire than the x/t's. And they look pretty good too :D
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/me_tu05/my%20truck/05taco.jpg