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any of you guys got a pic of 3 inch lift and 33s. i would like to look at it before i buy tires to help me decide betwween 33s or 32s thanks alot
 

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I dont think you can run 33s on 3" of lift unless they are narrow (11" i think) and beat the hell out of the pinch weld
 

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an expert will chime in here i know, but when i was looking at lifting mine 3 inches for 33's the guy over at toytec said that it wont work with out rubbing and like the other guy said beat the hell out of the pinch weld. just the info i got, you can run 32's with no problem on 3 inch lift, you want to run 33's you would have your 3 inch suspension lift then and some body lift.
 

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I think this is one of the most asked question :) Is there a sticky or section in a FAQ about tire sizing vs lift options?

From what I've read, with a 3" lift you can fit 32x11.5x15 or 33x10.5x15. With out much issue of rubbing and such. Looks like wheels in the 3 3/4 backspacing range are needed. When My current tires wear out, I guess I'll take the big plunge and regear to 4.88's and run the 33x10.5's on my 2.7L 5sp - currently with 3" CF lift.
 

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Okee-Dokee...here we go...
Contrary to most of what I have read here, I have been able to clear 33s with only 3" of lift...I have an '02 dubcab and am running the cornfed 3" spacers on the TRD coils(stiff as hell ride) with a 1.5" AAL and 1" shackle in the back. I did have some rubbing issues in the rear fender wells, but replaced the bolts that hold the fender flare on with round head ones from Home Depot, and they barely rub now at full flex and just glide over the bolt heads rather than catching on them and ripping them off!!!! I run 33x12.5x15 good year MTRs which actually measure 32.5 OD I think which makes them smaller than stated...All that being said, it works for me...they say all trucks are just a bit different and that what clears on one may not on another, so I will just count myself as lucky!!! Best of luck to ya, and keep in mind that depending on what brand tire you choose, a 32 may be roughly the same as a 33 but just a bit narrower...
Having trouble posting an attachment, but I can e-mail a pic for ya
 

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yotoder said:
any of you guys got a pic of 3 inch lift and 33s. i would like to look at it before i buy tires to help me decide betwween 33s or 32s thanks alot
How much and how hard will you be wheeling?

33's will fit with 3"s but even with the pinch weld done you'll get rubbing in certain situations when crossed up.
How do I know? I've got 6" of lift and 32's and I can show you tire tracks all over the inner fenderwells.
The pinch weld can be done cleanly without a butchered look. All your doing is folding flat a seam in the wheel well, and trimming the plastic inner fender liner. Paint any exposed metal black when done and no one will notice unless theyre looking.

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I'm running 33's (285's) on stock Tacoma 16x7 wheels with about 2.5" lift. I had to get the Inland Trucks A-arms so the tire would clear the a-arm at droop. I also had to pound the pinch weld flat and cut a little metal from the bottom of the wheel well. I can offroad fine like this with no problems, but I can't disconnect the front swaybar-if I want to run disconnected I'm going to have to install a 1" bodylift. This is on a '99 4Runner.
 

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thinkin a bfg 33x10.5 and a wheelers black steel 15x8 wheels. mild offroad and this is my local dd. as for going a long way we drive my wifes 04 prerunner. so i drive a round 20 miles a day. so a little rub dosent bother me. i also use the truck for hunting and fishing just mostly mild off road and some times some deep mud no rock crawling or hard core stuff. later fellas
 

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I am running a 3" Cornfed kit with AALs. Under that, I have 33x12.50 BFG A/Ts on 15x10 Mickey T C IIs. I think I wheel pretty hard for the way my truck is built. The diffs have been regeared to 4.88 and the truck has sufficient torque to climb and push hard.

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The tires stuff hard in back, and occasionally smack the pinch weld. I still need to get my truck up on a lift to do some body work and make room, but the setup works very, very well. There is a guy in the local chapter that I have wheeled with numerous times and he is running about 5 or 6 inches of lift and 33s on 15x8s. He has 4.56 gears and a supercharged V-6. My truck goes anywhere his does. I would even say that mine works better in most situations.

Any person I have wheeled with would say my truck does very well for what it is. I am very pleased with it.
 

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yotoder said:
any of you guys got a pic of 3 inch lift and 33s. i would like to look at it before i buy tires to help me decide betwween 33s or 32s thanks alot
This issue has been hammered as hard as the pinch weld needs to be! I have 4.5" of lift on my 04 D-Cab (2" body and 2.5" OME suspension), and when wheeling I rubbed pretty hard on the pinch weld until I did the pinch weld mod. With the OME rear springs, I stuffed my tires into the front and top of the rear wheel flares and did some trimming there too. Different tire manufacturers and different wheel manufacturers make different results too. Unless you are talking specifics to someone who has the exact same set up, your going to get different answers.
For the most part, you will find 33 12.50 15's on 15 x 8 wheels require more lift than 3" if your going to wheel it IMO.
 

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This issue has been hammered as hard as the pinch weld needs to be!/
Creative pun!

For the most part, you will find 33 12.50 15's on 15 x 8 wheels require more lift than 3" if your going to wheel it IMO.
Try 15x10s. That makes for a much wider tire. Look at my third picture.
 

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It looks good and performs well. Just need to do some clearance work with a jigsaw and mallet.
 

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Check out my taco @ http://photos.yahoo.com/blinkin2000

My specs are in my sig. 285s, and it rubbs on the frame, pinch weld smashed like hell, rubs on all fenders including back (but by bed is not on straight).

Have fun!!!
 

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33x 10.50's will not rub with 3inches and the pinchweld. If it does it will be only when wheeling hard....very hard. 12.50's are a different story. Most people with rubbing issues are 12.50s not the skinnier 10.50s
 
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