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I had looked into this and can’t find the information I’m really looking for. If I run a 33x10.5 before I get a lift, will it rub badly
 

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I have seen plenty of people run 33's on stock suspensions. You might get some rubbing on full turn mainly at the bumper, sway bar and radius arm.
 

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Here is a link to a similar discussion with pics.
 

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Here is a link to a similar discussion with pics.
The thing is when I looked at stuff, it got confusing with some people saying the rub would be worse for 92-96. So idk if that really helps, I still read through it
 

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I have seen plenty of people run 33's on stock suspensions. You might get some rubbing on full turn mainly at the bumper, sway bar and radius arm.
didn’t see this, I’m not gonna be running it for too long without a lift so I doubt it’s gonna do major damage I was thinking
 

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You will be fine. It will rub a little at full turn and if you wheel it hard it might catch a fender or bumper but if it is just daily driving for awhile until you get a lift you should be good.

I have 35's on a 6" lift and had a little rubbing from time to time. It's not going to hurt anything.
 
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I had 33's on my 93, had to move the front bumper out almost an inch as the BFG's would rub it. Everything else was good.
 
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I remember seeing on here some just getting the Sawzall out and trimming the bottom corner of the bumper a little bit to make room. It actually makes for a better bumper profile IMO.
 

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I remember seeing on here some just getting the Sawzall out and trimming the bottom corner of the bumper a little bit to make room. It actually makes for a better bumper profile IMO.
Not necessary, 33x12.5 on my stock Bronco no problems
 
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33x10.5 will be no issue unless your springs are really sacked out. 33x12.50 is usually okay too
 

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33x10.5 will be no issue unless your springs are really sacked out. 33x12.50 is usually okay too
If I could run a 33x12.50 that would be even better, but would they fit on the oem rims
 

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I ran 33 10.50s with aggressive leveling springs and had to trim the rubber valance on my EB. After that no problem but would not work with regular springs (they were tired though)
 

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If I could run a 33x12.50 that would be even better, but would they fit on the oem rims
Most tire shops will tell you the stock wheels are too narrow for 12.50, but I’ve done it before.... 33x10.5 is probably the better option though
 

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I have 33x12.50s on my 86, and they rub at full lock, but not otherwise. My '95 has 33x10.50s, and they don't rub at full lock, and I have a custom front bumper, so no valence rubbing either.
 

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I have 33x12.50s on my 86, and they rub at full lock, but not otherwise. My '95 has 33x10.50s, and they don't rub at full lock, and I have a custom front bumper, so no valence rubbing either.
Where do I even find a 33x10.50. I can’t find them anywhere
 

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You can find 33x11.5xr15 in AT or MT.
I don’t think I can safely get them on the stock rim though, if I can I want to retain the factory rim, if not I’ll go to a ten wide rim and get 12.50
 

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Although I feel like it would be cheaper to buy rims like procomp 69 series, which I can buy for $111 each as a 15x10, buy 33x12.50 which I could buy cheaper than the 33x10.50s and then sell my oem rims and tires which still have decent trim.
 

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If you go with a wider rim just make sure to get enough offset on it or it will definitely rub on the radius arms.
You want the new wheel to match the OEM backspace as close as possible. I believe the OEM backspace was 3.25" on the 7.5 wheel.
So if you go with a 10" wheel you will need -57mm to -51mm of offset any less and you will have rubbing. You will find that this reduces the wheel options significantly.
I would personally avoid spacers but some use them.
 

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