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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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1978 Bronco what size tires?

Here in a few months im going to buy a body lift. (i don't have cash for suspension and i just wanna lift the truck) I would like to put 35's on it. If I get a 3 inch body lift, will 35's work well? what about a 2 inch body lift? its got 31x10.5x15 on there right now, i bet i could fit 33's stock... but idk, what do you guys think?
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With a 3" body 35s will be pushing it. They will rub and you won't have much clearance. I have a 4" suspension on a 79 bronco and 35s look nice and have enough clearance. If all you can do is 3" body the max I'd do is 34s

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With a 3" body 35s will be pushing it. They will rub and you won't have much clearance. I have a 4" suspension on a 79 bronco and 35s look nice and have enough clearance. If all you can do is 3" body the max I'd do is 34s
Wrong info there bud.

Nobody makes a 34 inch tire

35's fit with no rubbing on 78/79 broncos that's common knowledge here for the most part. with a 4 inch lift I was clearing 38's with no rubbing and I have flexy suspension. When my 78 was stock I wheeled the piss out of it weekly with 35's and never had a rubbing problem ever.


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With stock suspension travel, 35's will fit no problem with 3" body lift. I have 35 BFG AT's, 2 inch front springs and it does not hit on the street even with a plow on the front.

Now if you go with a 35 X 14.5 bogger, it probably will hit, so you need to decide what tire you are talking about before anyone can truly answer the question.

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When i had my 79 i had 37's stock. There wasnt much room at all in the wheel wells and it did rub at full turn. When i put the 3" BL it def made a diff in rubbing the fenders when wheeling. again it did rub the radius arms at full turn..

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ok so ill probably go 2 inch body with 35's. the only problem is that i cant find 35x12.5x15 ANYWHERE.. think i found one tire but it was 250 a piece. is that normal? i payed 70 a piece for my 31x10.50x15's...
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Swampers come in 34 inch.
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save up for the suspension lift it will be worth it in the end.

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true but i dont wanna worry about u joints and stuff as well.
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why would you have to worry about U-joints?? If you do a lift right it all works.


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Wrong info there bud.

Nobody makes a 34 inch tire

35's fit with no rubbing on 78/79 broncos that's common knowledge here for the most part. with a 4 inch lift I was clearing 38's with no rubbing and I have flexy suspension. When my 78 was stock I wheeled the piss out of it weekly with 35's and never had a rubbing problem ever.
It's not a common size but Interco has Super Swamper TrXux in a 34/12.50/15 but not cheap at over $300 each. They have a few others in a 34 but narrower.
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I wanna get 35x12.50x15 but they are like 250 a piece. is that normal? or is that pretty high...
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That's about the norm for new tires. Look on your local craigslist You can probably find a whole good set for $400 to $600


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That's about the norm for new tires. Look on your local craigslist You can probably find a whole good set for $400 to $600
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alrighty then, cool. NOONE around me on craigslist has 35 inch tires for 15 inch rims, and tbh i dont wanna get bigger rims.. thanks for all the help everyone.
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That's about the norm for new tires. Look on your local craigslist You can probably find a whole good set for $400 to $600
Yeah, I see 35's on Craigslist here all day long for $500 with like 85-90% tread on them. There is a guy right now selling 37x12.50x17's Pro Comp A/t's with decent tread for $250 and another guy selling almost new 37x12.50x17 TSL's for $700....bad crab is miserable I had that once sucked bad! -Kevin-

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alrighty then, cool. NOONE around me on craigslist has 35 inch tires for 15 inch rims, and tbh i dont wanna get bigger rims.. thanks for all the help everyone.
Where are you?

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in the fayetteville Arkansas area.. looking for 35x12.50x15, gotta be 15 inch rim
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