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Old 02-13-2013, 07:48 PM
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Tire/rim Combo Recommendation/Ideas

Ok guys, so I'm getting my college refund check on Friday, I decided to deposit it and hopefully I can buy some tires this time, but with my luck I doubt it may actually happen

But anyways, With the 2.5" Suspension Lift after seeing another members bronco, with the same lift he did 10" rims with 33" and the bumper spaced out 1" and it looks good.


So the 2.5" lift was built around 32/11.5/15 tires.
My thoughts are to go to 33/12.50/15tires
I like the Bf Goodrich all terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO - 33X12.50R15C 108R RWL - All Season Tire - Automotive - Tires - Light Truck & SUV Tires

This was another option just in the 32"s because there more expensive
Cooper Discoverer STT - LT32X11.50R15C 113Q OWL - Off Road Tire - Automotive - Tires - Light Truck & SUV Tires

Heres Another Option
Falken Wild Peak A/T - 33X12.50R15 108S BW - Off Road Tire - Automotive - Tires - Light Truck & SUV Tires


As for the rims I was thinking THESE <--Click for the link
Or stay with the cheaper/stock looking rims HERE


So basically I'd like to see opinions on what I should do
1.Go with 33"s? or stay with the 32" which the suspension is built around
2.Which rim the black or the stock look
3.Which tire?
I'm torn between all of these...


Heres his...Not sure if hes still around

Originally Posted by 94 XLT White/ Silver 302 View Post
I was surprised when I installed a 2 1/2" RC lift. I got a lot more lift than I expected. The only problem with the 2 1/2" lift is 33's are the max. tire. With 32's stock gears were ok. When I went to 33's I couldn't stand it, I ordered gears within a week, it pulls good with the 4:10's. When I bought the Bronco it got 13.5 mpg. average, with the lift and 33's and 4:10's the average is now 12.5
Kenny


stock height, with 15x8 wheels and 32's

2 1/2" lift, the same wheels and tires.

2 1/2" lift, with 15x10 wheels and 33's
 
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Manfred, Are those wheels with 4+ inches of back spacing gonna work? Personally I like the more stock looking wheels. You can run 12.50s on 8" wheels without any problem. And 33s should clear fine with the right back spacing & either space the front bumper forward or trim it a little.
 
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LMAO!!! Oh god, that is a such a disgrace to a bronco, whoever the owners are should have the bronco taken from them and give them a POS Ricer instead
 
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Ok, I will try and actually post some helpful info.

If you are torn between black and chrome/shiny wheels then get the shiny ones. You can always get a can or two of plasti-dip from Lowes. I did this on my coupe, it is a spray on layer of plastic that goes on similar to bed-liner but can easily be peeled off with no residue or anything. its easier to do that then try to make black wheels shiny. Just food for thought, give it a google and you'll see what I'm talking about.

If you have the leveling kit, I'd look into getting 33's. 32's are barely bigger then stock and won't fill the wheel wells as well. The tires will only get smaller so go big the first time around, they may possibly rub a tiny bit but after awhile that will go away as the tire rubs. Plus then you know to either get smaller tires next time or run spacers ($10) on the front. Anywho, thats just my .02 I like the simple looking wheels.
 
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Good point Edge, I think i will got right for the 33"s, Ive actually got 2 cans of plasti dip. I was going to do it to my stock rims, but winter really isnt the best time to it, to much salt and sand I can hardly keep them clean right now. Its a whole suspension lift, I had done all new drop brackets, pivot arm brackets, springs, shocks and blocks in the rear so I dont think I will have issue fitting 33"s.

Anyone else have any ideas? What about tires?
As for backspacing I read a few places Grey said 3.5" - 3.75 backspacing will work ok, if you see this Grey can you confirm please if I do 11.50's or 12.5's
 
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Originally Posted by greystreak92 View Post
OEM backspacing a between 4.5" and 4.67" and it is a little deep for 33's. 4" to 4.25" is better. I ran 33's on 92 & 93's (front clip styling change) and actually had good luck with 3.5 to 3.75" backspacing without fender rub. 91 should be fine with that as well as I believe there is a bit more room in the front with the earlier style front clip.
 
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I don't know much on everything but I think 33's outta look mean but if you put them fancy black rims on... It makes it look like a garage queen. the stockish chromy rims are much better, and they look better in black.

I kinda like these


I wanted to paint my rims black with a green stripe but I would prefer to do that to some steel ones... Mine are aluminum and will get changed to steel eventually.
 
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Careful going too big on your tires without re-gearing. Check your RPMs with stock tire size (actual diameter of 29.25" - 29.50") against the actual diameter of the tires you are wanting to run. Too big without re-gearing and your Bronco will become a "gelding" in short order. (Passing and climbing power go out the window).

I just posted these in another thread but, hey, I like my truck as much as you all like yours so, this is my '93 sitting 100% OEM suspension with BFG T/A KO's 31 x 10.50's on OEM alloy rims. Eventually that will change but its respectable appearance for a stock rig IMHO.
 
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With 33"s I plan to put 4.10"s in, with spring coming here soon, I will probably to the rear end re-gear myself and wait to do the front since I wont be using 4x4. Unless this is one of those things where both should be done at the same time.
 
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Ryan, thank you... someone with a grasp on the reality (and physics) of this kind of project.
 
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I wish whoever re-geared my 78 would have gone with 4.10's and did both axles... But I guess you can't have everything. I like my 35's and with the weird gearing I have in the rear my highway fuel mileage isn't horrible but it could be better. The rpms generally stay pretty low unless I push it.

GS, your bronco is super shiny the paint is very nice.
 
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