: Any Problems fitting 33s under 3" lift


midnight rider
03-24-2005, 01:04 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations

sjvicker
03-24-2005, 01:12 PM
depending on the type of tire you get and the rim you have will determine how much you rub.... I rubbed 33x12.5x15's on a 10 inch rim with 4 inches of backspacing whenever I would turn with 4 inches of lift. I would say that if you wouldn't mind doing the pinch weld mod and running a skinny 33 you should be fine. But then again...

midnight rider
03-24-2005, 01:18 PM
do you think it'd be better to go with a 16X8 rim. and where was your tires rubbing at

nhlbill
03-24-2005, 01:39 PM
do you think it'd be better to go with a 16X8 rim. and where was your tires rubbing at
I had 4.5" of lift at one point (2" body, and 2.5" OME suspension) and 33 12.50 15's rubbed pretty good when wheeling. The pinch weld mod helped, as did some trimming on the front part of the rear flares. Most guys will tell you you can't run 33's on 3" of lift. It has been done, but mostly "mall runners".
I now have 9" of lift to run 35's without rubbing, so take that for what it's worth.
I have 3.75" backspacing and 15" wheels FYI
Bill

midnight rider
03-24-2005, 02:46 PM
thanks guys. think i'll just go with 285/75/16s

TacoCrazy
03-24-2005, 02:46 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations
I run a 33x10.50 on a 7" stock steelie, 3" or less lift with no rubbing issues..Backspacing and wheel width are critical to eliminate rubbing issues..

AK98Taco
03-24-2005, 03:02 PM
3" Cornfed lift and 33x12.5s on 15x10s. I'm doing it quite successfully. The front rubs when turning and compressing the suspension. The rear rubs on the bedside. My pinch weld is obliterated, so the only way to go from here is to tub the firewall. The rear can be trimmed a lot.

The stability is awesome, as is the look.

Here are some recent action pictures:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/P1010024.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/P1010025.jpg

Here are some great shots of the stance and the rear flex:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/bumpsmall.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-4/155437/bumpflex2small.jpg

jimmytbud7
03-24-2005, 03:02 PM
i had 33's on with a 3 inch lift on a 15x10 rim, and they rubbed like a mfer

ocdp2000
03-24-2005, 03:32 PM
personally speaking i think 33s look too big with just 3", if you add a 2" body lift then the tires look a little more at home. if your going to just stick with your 3" and not lift anymore get the 32's, like a MT or something and it fills in the wheel well nicely. i have a 2002 with 3" off lift with 32's and i love it. good luck. its a big investment so make sure you get the right tire. also some tire places will test fit tires for you and mount one of them and you can get a better look at them. always ask because the worst thing they can do is say no.

TacoCrazy
03-24-2005, 03:36 PM
personally speaking i think 33s look too big with just 3", if you add a 2" body lift then the tires look a little more at home. if your going to just stick with your 3" and not lift anymore get the 32's, like a MT or something and it fills in the wheel well nicely. i have a 2002 with 3" off lift with 32's and i love it. good luck. its a big investment so make sure you get the right tire. also some tire places will test fit tires for you and mount one of them and you can get a better look at them. always ask because the worst thing they can do is say no.
Good looking truck by the way..and 33's can look too "big" on a 10" wheel for instance..Check out my pics of a 33x10.50 on a 7" wheel with about 3"..Not too big at all in my opinion..

midnight rider
03-24-2005, 04:33 PM
I'm really lookin' for a cheap lift so I can fit bigger tires and have stance that looks better and a wider than stock without goin' to high

jbstrd
03-24-2005, 05:26 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations

I am running that exact setup on my 98 (look at my signature). I took off the front mud flaps and pounded the pinch weld. I get minimal rubbing in the front when I turn slightly and compress the suspension. In the rear I only rub on the fender flare bolts at full flex. I am happy with running the larger tire. But, it is solely up to you. If you cannot stand rubbing at all, then you would probably be better off with 32x11.5's.

Chadman
03-24-2005, 06:04 PM
I had 33x10.5-15 bfg muds on my 01' D-0cab with 3" and had to trim alot (front pinchweld, rear flares) but it's not noticable to the naked eye.

TacoCrazy
03-24-2005, 07:15 PM
I had 33x10.5-15 bfg muds on my 01' D-0cab with 3" and had to trim alot (front pinchweld, rear flares) but it's not noticable to the naked eye.
That's what's funny about different models...My 97' has the same tire with just under 3" and it doesn't even come real close to the pinch weld..It's been wheeled hard and flexed to the max in just about every situation and has never even touched it..Ooh well, go figure..Oh yeah, and on the rear, it'll tuck all the way and not touch a thing..Probably has alot to due with the stock 7" steelies..

TACO 4X4
03-24-2005, 08:32 PM
Backspacing will make a big difference...the less you have the more likely to rub on the fenders 3.5"s...have to keep it at least 4" or you'll start hitting the upper arm. Mine are 4"'s....running the 285/75/16. I would have to do a lot more trimming running 12.5 wide. Also note with 33's you will feel a power loss though not horrible.

hytenor
03-24-2005, 09:22 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations

33x10.50/15s or 285/16s, yes but you'll still rub

spill_02
03-25-2005, 02:56 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations
i run about 3.5 inches of lift, 2 in bl and 1.5 suspension, i have a 15x10 in wheel not sure about the backspacing but its on a 33 12.5 15 mt baja claw i only rub in one place and thats due to a sheared schrader valve on the shock up front, i would say you could do it plus the 33's will look awesome with a 10 inch wheel, just do the pinch weld and possibley trim a little off the valance, you should be fine, but as stated above the backspacing on your wheel will definatly play a role.

jon_7248
03-26-2005, 07:45 AM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations

When you say 33s, you most likely want 33x1250s right? Because you can get a pizza cutter tire (which most dont like) under there and not have problems. Depends on rim width and backspacing. I have seen people rub with a 32x1150 with 3inch lift, but they had 15x10 rim and about 3.75 backspacing which rubbed the body nicely. I have also seen 33x1050 on 6" rim with stock backspacing and only slightly hit the pinch weld at full flex.

Besides the backspacing and rim/tire width. You also need to keep in mind the suspension. It maybe 3 or more inches.... but how well does it flex? If it flexes like an old cadillac, then you will have rubbing. If it's stiff.... less of a chance.

There are many of variables that you have to account for when asking about other people's experiances. You almost have to find exactly what you want, and see who has that and what they run into.

ERIC TACOMA
03-26-2005, 08:29 AM
do you think the will rub on a 15x8 rim

jon_7248
03-26-2005, 09:09 AM
do you think the will rub on a 15x8 rim
What size tire? the 33x1050 would least likely to have problems than a 1250. It also depend on the backspacing again. And if you have a stock bumper or an ARB with winch or what not.

MidwestTaco95
03-26-2005, 01:03 PM
do you think the will rub on a 15x8 rim
NOPE!!! i have 15x8 with 3 5/8 in back spacing with 33x12.50's and they havent rubbed yet, and my truck is no mall queen what so ever. in my opinion i think that 33's look SWEET with 3in of lift. Just look at taco crazy's rig, its sweet as all get out.
Only my rear rubbs sometimes, just a little..LOL... http://community.webshots.com/photo/293401055/293401055gVKyJf

ocdp2000
03-26-2005, 04:22 PM
its also a good idea when you get your alignment done to have them move your front wheels foward and this will help you clear the pinch weld mod area.

StemsCornfedTaco
03-27-2005, 12:53 PM
I have 4.5" of lift (2.5" Cornfed Spacers, 2" PA Body Lift) and I ran 33 x 12.50 Thornbirds on a 15x10 with 3.75 backspacing. The tires rubbed on my pinch weld and front bumper but most of that was b/c of the tire width (almost 14 inches wide) I sold the Thorns so i dont have to worry about rubbing.

StemsCornfedTaco
03-27-2005, 01:08 PM
I have a 02 Tacoma Double Cab TRD. I want to know about any problems that might come up from putting 33s under a 3" Revtek lift. i.e. fender rub, wheel rub, drivetrain vibrations

Isnt the Tacoma on the Bushwacker Fender Flares Website a Dub Cab with 3" Lift and 33's???? :rolleyes:
www.bushwacker.com