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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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expeditionswest said:
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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 ?
 

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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

This picture is of the fj40 with a 33x10.5 BFG MT (which are now on the Jeep).


Here is a picture of the 40 with the 33x9.5 Big O brand tires
 

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Live4yotas said:
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!
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.


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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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GodwinAustin said:
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.
 
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