: The elusive 33x9.5!


GodwinAustin
02-01-2005, 11:10 AM
A rare creature indeed!

yeah - I like narrower tires, what can I say:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?width=33X&ratio=9.5&diameter=15&startIndex=0&search=true&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&x=81&y=10

Does anyone have 33x9.5 tires on their rig?
How about pictures?

Yeti
02-01-2005, 02:04 PM
The guy at les schwab tried to sell me these becuase it was all he had in stock when i was looking for a 33x10.5 and I was wasnt going for it, pizza cutters. I like skinny tires too, but this was a little too much commitment for me.

Id love some pics too.

BajaTaco
02-01-2005, 03:30 PM
How about 33.1" x 10" ? (255/85/R16)

Scott's Tacoma has them...

http://www.expeditionswest.com/vehicles/ewvehicles/tacoma/index.html

... not quite 33x9.5 but close!

GodwinAustin
02-01-2005, 05:19 PM
How about 33.1" x 10" ? (255/85/R16)

Scott's Tacoma has them...

http://www.expeditionswest.com/vehicles/ewvehicles/tacoma/index.html

... not quite 33x9.5 but close!

Those look sweet

expeditionswest
02-01-2005, 08:43 PM
Hey all. This is my first post to this forum, as I followed all of the recent hits to my site here.

The 255/85 R16 is a great tire IMO, though a little big for the general exploration stuff that I do. Even with the Deaver springs centering the tire in the rear wheel well I am still rubbing at full compression (I have done some trimming). I have a fix devised and can let you know how that goes if you would like. I also need to regear because of the tire size and weight of my truck. Its a constant evolution, huh :cool:

I think the greatest benefit of the tire is the clearance it affords, as it is taller than the typical 285 or 33x12.5, but narrower to allow fitment with less lift. You also benefit from better contact pressure which can be an advantage in some surface conditions.

Anyway, best of luck with the pizza cutters, I am sold on them. I am also running the 33x10.5 on my Wrangler, and ran 33x9.5 on my FJ40...

calamaridog
02-01-2005, 09:13 PM
Well, I was going to recommend you look at Scott's truck but here he is in the flesh, so to speak.

I think it just depends on what you want to do. For driving around town, with a mild lift, 265 75r16's would be great. If you really need the ground clearance, then you could try the 255 85r16 tires.

Live4yotas
02-01-2005, 09:34 PM
Skinny tires are awesome offroad tires more pounds per square inch on the ground for better traction. But i love the looks of wide tires. Its a question of offroad ability or looks. Poser or nonposer LOL. I guess I'm a poser just ordered some 38x15.50x15's for 15x12 wheels. Offroad ability will good down the drain except for mud holes.

GodwinAustin
02-02-2005, 09:05 AM
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Anyway, best of luck with the pizza cutters, I am sold on them. I am also running the 33x10.5 on my Wrangler, and ran 33x9.5 on my FJ40...

Scott any pics of the 33x9.50s on the FJ ?

expeditionswest
02-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Here you go ;)

Man I miss that truck. Just too many toys so I sold it to one of my best friends. He loves it and uses it, which is what I wanted.

If you go to this page, you will see pictures of the 40 with the 9.5's on it FJ40 Page (http://www.expeditionswest.com/vehicles/ewvehicles/Land_Cruiser_FJ40/index.html)

This picture is of the fj40 with a 33x10.5 BFG MT (which are now on the Jeep).
http://www.expeditionswest.com/vehicles/ewvehicles/Land_Cruiser_FJ40/1977%20LC.jpg

Here is a picture of the 40 with the 33x9.5 Big O brand tires
http://www.expeditionswest.com/adventures/2003/Crown_king_2003/images/ohio%20050_jpg.jpg

SAStoy
02-02-2005, 10:56 PM
Skinny tires are awesome offroad tires more pounds per square inch on the ground for better traction. But i love the looks of wide tires. Its a question of offroad ability or looks. Poser or nonposer LOL. I guess I'm a poser just ordered some 38x15.50x15's for 15x12 wheels. Offroad ability will good down the drain except for mud holes.

I think the wide offroad tires start looking like Mexi-rides with the wheels that stick out too far. I like when a tire stays in the fenderwell. You ordered 15.5's! Good grief! hope you don't live in California cause there is no way you could find fender flares to hide those puppies!

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 08:59 AM
besides Scott, is there anyone else running these on their truck? How do you like them?

=ACID RAIN=
12-27-2006, 09:28 AM
I'm running 33x10.50 and love them. Close but not quite as skinny as the 33x9.50s.

Here's the best shot I have with them on:
http://www.arsr-clan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/truck_black.jpg

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Did you regear to run those? if not, how is your power/torque?

=ACID RAIN=
12-27-2006, 09:36 AM
I didn't regear, and I'm running 4.10. On the road, it's fine. I can still break them loose at times from a redlight, but not as often as when I had stock 31s.

ben90
12-27-2006, 09:55 AM
I didn't regear, and I'm running 4.10. On the road, it's fine. I can still break them loose at times from a redlight, but not as often as when I had stock 31s.

Last time i forgot to ask you about how you made the tires fit. I see in your sig that you have a 3" lift. Is that all you needed or did you cut somewhere else to fit that tire size?

Man, I think 33X10.50 is gonna be my next tire purchase :D

rockwerks
12-27-2006, 09:55 AM
IM a jeep guy (SSSHHHHHH) I ran 33 x 9.5 bigO xt's on my trail rig/DD cherokee and it did everything from daily driver to the hammers and AZ class 4.5 trails and above. A narrower tire gives you more bite per sq. in. of contact patch.
http://www.fototime.com/%7B9A0D3745-AC82-4D8C-891C-2C15BA8FF174%7D/picture.JPG

they changed the tread pattern and gave the tire more sidewall protection last year. we no have 30's on my wifes xj and they are even a better all around tire. we ran them at moab last year and loved em. the road noise is minimal at 70 plus and massive amounts of off road traction.


BTW hi all! Im a toyota fan from when I got my lisence back in 76. I did my driving test in a 4" lifted fj55 with 33" gumbo monster mudders and no power steering LOL

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Last time i forgot to ask you about how you made the tires fit. I see in your sig that you have a 3" lift. Is that all you needed or did you cut somewhere else to fit that tire size?

Man, I think 33X10.50 is gonna be my next tire purchase :D


In general, its alot easier to fit a taller tire if it is narrower - I know a bunch of FJ40 and FJ60 guys run 33x9.5s on stock suspension.

=ACID RAIN=
12-27-2006, 10:17 AM
Last time i forgot to ask you about how you made the tires fit. I see in your sig that you have a 3" lift. Is that all you needed or did you cut somewhere else to fit that tire size?

Man, I think 33X10.50 is gonna be my next tire purchase :D
I beat in the pinchweld some, but not flat yet. It doesn't matter on the road, but it will when I go offroad. I also cut the plastic on my front bumper some, so it slopes more outward towards the front. I'm not sure if I needed it cut, but it was easy with some tinsnips handy so I just did it. The driver's side is a bit more jagged because of the direction that tinsnips cut, but I don't really care since it's just stock tupperware ;)

The rear tires will rub for sure at full flex, but again it hasn't been a problem yet. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

ben90
12-27-2006, 11:25 AM
I beat in the pinchweld some, but not flat yet. It doesn't matter on the road, but it will when I go offroad. I also cut the plastic on my front bumper some, so it slopes more outward towards the front. I'm not sure if I needed it cut, but it was easy with some tinsnips handy so I just did it. The driver's side is a bit more jagged because of the direction that tinsnips cut, but I don't really care since it's just stock tupperware ;)

The rear tires will rub for sure at full flex, but again it hasn't been a problem yet. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

thanks, i see is doable which is what i needed to know. Probably an extra inch of lift could cure the whole problem, maybe a body lift.

Thanks.

4xClover
12-27-2006, 01:42 PM
besides Scott, is there anyone else running these on their truck? How do you like them?

I'm running 33 x 10.50 BFG Mud Terrains and I am VERY happy with them! Still have stock 4.10 gears.

Intrepid
12-27-2006, 01:59 PM
I am running 34x9.5" Swampers on my '85 right now. (Once I regear and upgrade the axle shafts, I plan to run 36x12.5's) With the 22re, I am slow as hell, but with the 4.7's my crawl ratio is decent.

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b6d736b3127cce98548818955700000017100AcNHDJo3aMW LA

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/7559/2115806100086149088afecws5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 02:52 PM
heath, I dig that 4runner

thats a real good size for a tire - what is your stock gearing?

DrDeepstroke
12-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Couldn't resist, thread was already dug.... 33x9.5 BFG AT KO's Pie Cutters are great in the Snow and turn real nice on the highway... a bit tippy on my IFS queen during serious play time. I usually rock 12.50 but my eyes have been opened to the possibilities of Skinnies all the time, maybe more like a 10.50 lil' easier on the old 3.slow. Time to start cuttin' SAS and 35" this spring

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Well, I have ordered a pair of the BFG AT 33x9.5s and I am going to run them with my 4.10s. I dont do much crawlling, but a 3.89 gear ratio is really going to take some getting used to. I also hope these things will fit allright with my 2-2.5" of lift from the tundra springs. I will be sure to do a write up once they are on as it doesnt seem many people at all run a tire this size (9.5) on a tacoma or 4runner.

GodwinAustin
12-27-2006, 03:23 PM
Couldn't resist, thread was already dug.... 33x9.5 Pie Cutters are great in the Snow and turn real nice on the highway... a bit tippy on my IFS queen during serious play time. I usually rock 12.50 but my eyes have been opened to the possibilities of Skinnies all the time, maybe more like a 10.50 lil' easier on the old 3.slow. Time to start cuttin' SAS and 35" this spring/Users/milesjones/Desktop/P5240094.JPG/Users/milesjones/Desktop/P5240092.JPG/Users/milesjones/Desktop/P5240093.JPG/Users/milesjones/Desktop/P5240097.JPG

I saw during one of my searches that you ran the 33x9.5 Do you have any pics of your rig when you were running those 9.5s?

DrDeepstroke
12-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Yeah trying to attach these photo's but having a hell of a time copressing these Jpeg's. Retarded PC boy just got an iMac.......Yikes..I'll stay posted got about five good ones. Later MJ

Intrepid
12-28-2006, 02:28 PM
heath, I dig that 4runner

thats a real good size for a tire - what is your stock gearing?

Thanks, it has seen a lot of work since the last time you were down. :D

My stock gearing is 4.10's, but I would kill to have a 5vz in here instead of the 22re, that would certainly help me on the highway!

DrDeepstroke
12-28-2006, 03:38 PM
Yeah Intrepid your Runnah looks sick, I love those 34x9.5 great Toy tire lil' ruff on the road though, actually how are they on the pavement ? I definatly need to regear for bigger meat. Amongst other things.....Gotta ditch IFS and get Locked and.... yeah I thinks there's a few (hundred) members would love to 3.4 swap and a SC. Hate to say it but can't wait for my 3.slow to go ... LOL

Broke pimpin' don't work so good...

AND To GodwinAustin I just added a few "thumbs" to my first post.

Peace-n-ball bearing Grease,

RedRunnertc
12-28-2006, 04:19 PM
the 34x9.50 TSL's SUCK on the street. they cost me ~2 MPG over my AT radials and it sounds like the 8th Bomber Wing is constantly flying overhead... Flatspots every morning. They are slicker than shit in packed snow. They're good offroad though!

GodwinAustin
12-28-2006, 04:32 PM
Thanks for the pics MJ. Looks sharp.

ben90
12-28-2006, 04:50 PM
Couldn't resist, thread was already dug.... 33x9.5 BFG AT KO's Pie Cutters are great in the Snow and turn real nice on the highway... a bit tippy on my IFS queen during serious play time. I usually rock 12.50 but my eyes have been opened to the possibilities of Skinnies all the time, maybe more like a 10.50 lil' easier on the old 3.slow. Time to start cuttin' SAS and 35" this spring

Are those really 33X9.5? It could be my computer monitor, but they look wider than that in my screen.

DrDeepstroke
12-28-2006, 11:29 PM
Yeah they're 9.5's on the stock 7" Toy alloys. A great winter set. Had them mounted one to 8" black steelies and looked really weird, so decided to run the alloys. ALSO 33x9.5" is a perfect fit for a "mountable" full size spare. Excellent tires so far.

Intrepid
01-02-2007, 06:40 AM
Yeah Intrepid your Runnah looks sick, I love those 34x9.5 great Toy tire lil' ruff on the road though, actually how are they on the pavement ? I definatly need to regear for bigger meat. Amongst other things.....Gotta ditch IFS and get Locked and.... yeah I thinks there's a few (hundred) members would love to 3.4 swap and a SC. Hate to say it but can't wait for my 3.slow to go ... LOL

Broke pimpin' don't work so good...

AND To GodwinAustin I just added a few "thumbs" to my first post.

Peace-n-ball bearing Grease,

They are rough as hell on the pavement. Personally, I don't mind the swamper roar (note, I specifically didn't say hum, they are loud), but some people might be bothered by it. If I don't leave them at trail pressure when I park it, I don't get flat spots after one night, after a week I do though, but they are gone quickly, 1/4 mile usually works them out. I would not recommend them for a DD though, they are a really rough ride.

YOTABOGGER
01-03-2007, 08:56 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/nikkiii/yota3.jpg?t=1165802978

Lady not included in the swamper package. Running 34 9.5 15 with only 3inch lift. Really dig in the muck when you need the traction but sometimes too much when theres no bottom to be found.

tacoted
01-03-2007, 09:01 AM
Yotabogger, you have any more pics of the truck? Preferably side, and closeup of the front wheelwell?

YOTABOGGER
01-03-2007, 09:03 AM
yeah ill see what i can scrounge up

http://myspace-967.vo.llnwd.net/01544/76/92/1544332967_m.jpg

http://myspace-608.vo.llnwd.net/01544/80/68/1544318608_l.jpg

YOTABOGGER
01-03-2007, 09:10 AM
that's all i have i can take photos tonight and post them up if you want them

Intrepid
01-03-2007, 09:14 AM
Posts with women must be a minimum of 800x600, those tiny ones suck. :D :D

Have you considered cutting your fenders to make more room for the 35's?

YOTABOGGER
01-03-2007, 09:20 AM
i have i was thinking about getting some bushwacker fender flares (state law) i figured that would clear some room. but i do rub a bit when i stuff the front dropping down over rocks. maybe up grade the front suspension. was gonna s.a.s. but i dont rock crawl. mostly mud and some trails. And it seems the fabtech and other bigger ifs lifts ruin your ground clearence in the front. any ideas?

Heatstroke
01-03-2007, 12:09 PM
besides Scott, is there anyone else running these on their truck? How do you like them?


Mine aren't 33's, but they are "pizza cutters". Michelin 11.00R16 (38"tall x 11"wide on 16" rim. The last photo is next to a brand new 35 x 12.5" BFG, if you look closely you can see it's about a tread width bigger. I'm glad some folks understand the traction/floatation side of things.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/heatstroke/Tractor2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/heatstroke/DSC00004-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/heatstroke/TruckBob001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/heatstroke/TireComp.jpg