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UPDATED: w/Pictures 33's on Stock FORD rims (Bought some!)

 
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Hey, TexasGuy, would you happen to know if the Chrome stock Ford rims in my sig picture are 15x7 or 15x8?
They are actually 15x7.5.
 
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They are actually 15x7.5.
Oh, nice. I was close

Thanks for that.
 
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Bought some 33's

So I bought a set of FIVE 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's off of a guy over Craigslist for only $140

However, 3 of the tires have been patched. And the fifth tire is nearly bald on the inside edge (alignment issues from previous owner?) All have weather checking.

Here's some pictures from the top tire on down:

(Orange flagged tires have patches)



First tire 3/8" tread/good condition


Second tire 3/8" tread/good condition


Third little less than 1/8" tread/okay condition


Fourth about 1/16" tread/fair condition


Fifth 1/4" tread/fair-poor condition, nearly bald going towards inside edge. Use as the spare?


I think I'll use the First 2 tires for the front as they're in very good condition, then I shouldn't have a front end shake from unevenly worn tires, etc.

And I'm thinking I'll use the 3rd and 4th tires for the rear, and the last as the spare.

Did I get a good deal do you guys think?

They aren't GREAT, but I couldn't pass them up for the price.

P.S. These will be my SUMMER set of tires, so I can take the Winter set off. So the amount of tread, etc. isn't too important.
 
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I spent 240 for my 32 11.5 15 on ford aluminum rims with the BFG at and 3 are bout half tread and one bout 1/4 so u didnt do too bad.

Now we need some pics installed
 
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I spent 240 for my 32 11.5 15 on ford aluminum rims with the BFG at and 3 are bout half tread and one bout 1/4 so u didnt do too bad.

Now we need some pics installed
Before/After pics will come as soon as I can get these installed!

Which will be hopefully tomorrow, or maybe Saturday.
 
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My truck has the factory ford Alcoa's with 33x12.50's and the factory 7.5" wide rim is too narrow. Sucking in a 12.5 wide tire to 7.5" at the bead bows the tread and slightly oblongs the tire making for a really bad vibration at anything over 60 mph. At 70 it sounds and feels like one of the wheels is trying to fly off the truck. Atleast that has been my experience with my truck. The previous owner put a lift and 33's on it. According to the 3 tire shops I had look at it a 33x12.50 should have never been mounted on a 7.5" rim. I am currently looking for 16x8's and 285's.
 
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Originally Posted by turnkyle View Post
My truck has the factory ford Alcoa's with 33x12.50's and the factory 7.5" wide rim is too narrow. Sucking in a 12.5 wide tire to 7.5" at the bead bows the tread and slightly oblongs the tire making for a really bad vibration at anything over 60 mph. At 70 it sounds and feels like one of the wheels is trying to fly off the truck. Atleast that has been my experience with my truck. The previous owner put a lift and 33's on it. According to the 3 tire shops I had look at it a 33x12.50 should have never been mounted on a 7.5" rim. I am currently looking for 16x8's and 285's.
Thanks for the input... These tires are only going to be for my summer set, and for looks since I have a 3" lift on my truck. The 33's I got will probably be alright on my 15x7.5's if I run the PSI around 30 or so. From what I have heard, a 33x12.5x15 seated on a 15x7.5 will hold the bead even better than using a 15x10 rim.

If I was buying a brand new set of 33's on the other hand, I would most likely get a wider set of wheels so the tires wear evenly. But since these were cheap, I really don't care to put a lot of $$$ into making them work.
 
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Went from 31x10.5x15 BFG A/T's:





To 33x12.5x15 BFG A/T's on Stock Ford rims:





 
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Looks much better! It has the same "stance" as my 95 4x4 now.
How bad do they rub the a arms?
 
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wow looks good
 
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Originally Posted by Midnite1987 View Post
Looks much better! It has the same "stance" as my 95 4x4 now.
How bad do they rub the a arms?
Yeah the 33's lifted it a little bit.

The rubbing isn't THAT bad, but it is noticeable. After I had them mounted this morning, the front tires were rubbing on the corners of the front bumper so I spaced it out with some longer bolts and washers.

The rubbing on the radius arms only seems to occur on sharp turns, otherwise if they clear just fine.

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wow looks good
Thanks!

Body work and paint is yet to come...
 
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Fisherman if ya lived closer i'd make ya a good deal on some wheels, i have 5 sets of ford wheels only 2 bein used.
 
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Fisherman if ya lived closer i'd make ya a good deal on some wheels, i have 5 sets of ford wheels only 2 bein used.
Yeah if only... haha

That would be awesome. Too bad shipping wheels is expensive.
 
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Yea, I know what ya mean.
 
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Thats what im talking bout!!! looking sexy! dam. annnnd you got 5 of em, good deal.
 

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