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Old 11-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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lift and tire combo

I'm in the process of buying a Bronco identical to the one in the link below (other than tires and lift):

http://www.americanlisted.com/texas_..._15454393.html

I really like the tire and lift combo I see with the one in the ad. What size tires and lift do you think I'm looking at if I want to put the one I'm buying like the one in the ad?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Looks like a leveling kit and 33s
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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Might not even have a leveling kit.
I think it's a stock suspension with the bumper moved forward, with 33s on it.

Here's my old bko with stock suspension and 33s
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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33s with a leveling kit (or maybe without) looks like something that would work for me. My 4x4s aren't use for mud runs but they do go offroad and get used for hunting and excursions. My most challenging off roading involves snow given where I live. Thinking of that I will need to decide between 33x12.5 and 33x10.5. It won't look as cool but I'm leaning towards the 10.5s
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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for snow i hear the goodyear duratracs are awesome.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:14 AM   #6
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you can stuff 33s with no lift but youll hafta trim the front bumper or space it forward a bit. right now i have a 4in w 35's and they rub when you turn the wheel, def lose alot of steering with it
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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That is helpful info to have in mind. I'm likely going to install a custom winch bumper but that will be in the weeks or months after buying the Bronco and it needs tires before I can put it on the road.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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here's mine with a rough country leveling kit, 33x12.50 duratracs, stock rear springs, skyjacker m95 shocks and a heavy custom front bumper.... the duratracs are amazing in snow (northern michigan)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...42776886_n.jpg
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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here's mine with a rough country leveling kit, 33x12.50 duratracs, stock rear springs, skyjacker m95 shocks and a heavy custom front bumper.... the duratracs are amazing in snow (northern michigan)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...42776886_n.jpg

Wow what a nice truck, but why the space in between the bumper and frame?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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Looks just like mine when I had my stock wheels. You can look through my old posts and check my truck out if you want. I'm at work right now and photobucket is blocked.

But I have a 2-2.5" Skyjacker "lift" from summitracing.com. It consists of just leveling coils and a aal.

That truck has a leveling kit...and maybe a aal
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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Wow what a nice truck, but why the space in between the bumper and frame?
thank you

if you run the stock bumper, the spacers push it out however far you need to make room for your tires

EDIT. i misread your post, i have a space there because as i was building the bumper, it just kinda turned out like that because the top angle on mine is flat for a step instead of rounded like stock
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here's mine with a rough country leveling kit, 33x12.50 duratracs, stock rear springs, skyjacker m95 shocks and a heavy custom front bumper.... the duratracs are amazing in snow (northern michigan)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...42776886_n.jpg
Nice truck and exactly the kind of info I needed. How do you find the Duratracs for driving outside of winter?

As for my Bronco, I started the thread about looking at buying it. I made a deal over the phone an hour ago. I will be meeting the guy to put cash in his hand later tonight. It works out that I'm getting a mint condition '95 Eddie Bauer with 121,000 kms which is under 75,000 miles.
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Nice truck and exactly the kind of info I needed. How do you find the Duratracs for driving outside of winter?

As for my Bronco, I started the thread about looking at buying it. I made a deal over the phone an hour ago. I will be meeting the guy to put cash in his hand later tonight. It works out that I'm getting a mint condition '95 Eddie Bauer with 121,000 kms which is under 75,000 miles.
Thank you and I wouldn't trade the duratracs for anything. Offroad traction is awesome and onroad noise is very minimal considering the lug size. Very durable as well.
Sounds like you made a good buy.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #14
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Well, cash has been exchanged and I officially own the Bronco now.

Something that comes to mind is that I was looking at getting a set of snow chains for my Jeep for this winter. Now, the Bronco is going to replace the Jeep. This is getting kind of specialized but I'm wondering if anyone knows what the largest size of tire I can have with a 2" lift would be if I still want clearance for tire chains.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:37 AM   #15
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33s, and if you are going to put a winch and bumper on you will end up with the nose down.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:41 AM   #16
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You'll def be ok to put 33's on there with no lift. My 1998 f150 had smaller wheel wells and stuffed 35's under it with no lift, just cranked the front torsion keys up a little.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:57 AM   #17
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Well, cash has been exchanged and I officially own the Bronco now.

Something that comes to mind is that I was looking at getting a set of snow chains for my Jeep for this winter. Now, the Bronco is going to replace the Jeep. This is getting kind of specialized but I'm wondering if anyone knows what the largest size of tire I can have with a 2" lift would be if I still want clearance for tire chains.
With 33's, the rear will be fine but once you put a heavy winch bumper on, the back lower corner of the front wheel well might become an issue if you ever have the suspension compressed and the wheel turned at the same time. You should be fine though as long as you don't go wheeling with chains.
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