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Old 01-25-2004, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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fittment of 37 inch tires on SOA

I searched the archives on this one but was looking for opinions on my particular situation. Vehicle: 73 fj40, SOA, front axle cut and turned, 3.5 BS wheels, stock springs. From the archives it seems that even 37 tires will rub on a SOA 40? My rear wheel wells are trimmed and I am running 33's now which look somewhat dinky. I want to go right to 37's as going from 33's to 35's is not much of a difference and well I would like to get my $'s worth and not have to go to a larger tire later, tires are expensive! Anyhow, if I were to go to 37's how much do you think I would rub and where? Is this rubbing easily fixed by throwing in another leaf to the leaf pack on the front and rear springs? If this is the case, I will just go for it and add a leaf later when I change out the bushings. If someone can post a pic of my cruiser I would appreciate it so people can use it as a reference of what my lift looks like. Thanks.

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I love the way Reljacs junk looks on the 37s!
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I'm setting mine up right now with SOA and am putting 38.5's on it. Hopefully it won't rub too much.
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Re: fittment of 37 inch tires on SOA

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I searched the archives on this one but was looking for opinions on my particular situation. Vehicle: 73 fj40, SOA, front axle cut and turned, 3.5 BS wheels, stock springs. From the archives it seems that even 37 tires will rub on a SOA 40? My rear wheel wells are trimmed and I am running 33's now which look somewhat dinky. I want to go right to 37's as going from 33's to 35's is not much of a difference and well I would like to get my $'s worth and not have to go to a larger tire later, tires are expensive! Anyhow, if I were to go to 37's how much do you think I would rub and where? Is this rubbing easily fixed by throwing in another leaf to the leaf pack on the front and rear springs? If this is the case, I will just go for it and add a leaf later when I change out the bushings. If someone can post a pic of my cruiser I would appreciate it so people can use it as a reference of what my lift looks like. Thanks.

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Have you thought about the bumpstops? Maybe if you mess with the bumpstops you would be able to stop the tires from rubbing. But that would be after you put on the 37's.
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You should also see the rear corner window Nolen broke out while helping Ed..............

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I have bumpstops on it already. some poly ones I found that ended up working perfect. A friend told me as well that 37' BFG goodrich MTR's are actually smaller than other 37' offroad tires? is this true? meaning that 37' bfg's are actually around 35's when compared to other tires. Anyone have opinions or experience on this?

I don't think I should have issues with rub on the tie rods or other as I have stock BS rims now and don't have any rubbing issues w/the 33's. I will be putting on custom 3.5 BS rims with the 37's. My main concerns are rubbing in the fenderwells. I guess if I do end up rubbing I can always add a leaf from an old pack of 40 springs to each corner and that would help things OR get custom spring done later.

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Alright, both those rigs are on what appears to be stock wheels and hubcaps, but they're too wide...Ross, who widened your rims..? What did it cost? Nolan, same question for Reljacs truck...I loooove that look!!!
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I think you mean Goodyear MT/R not BFG. I dont think the 37 mtrs are quite 37s but close... I wanted to do that same thing, but I made the mistake of buying 35s with 3.5" bs wheels and now I want to sell my 35s on 3.5" bs rockcralwers and get 37s on 2"bs rockcrawlers with some wheel spacers, or 60 axles.

I have 2.5in MAF springs, that I will trade you for your stockers if you want to fit 37s a little better... Heres where my rig sits on 35s



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Where did David Reljac get those wheels? I want some like that for my 45 that I hope to be putting 37" MTR's on (the goodyear kind) this summer. I have 60 axles under it so the backspacing might be different? I want to go for the stock look though.
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That is one clean cruiser that Dave Reljac has. I wish that mine was that clean.

Onto a more pertinent note, I am running 38's on the rear of my 40 that is SO with stock springs. I am cutting the fenders, but they don't rub that bad.
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Whats up with David Reljac's doors? Looks like an early door of some kind refitted to a late body, but the door handles are up high. Looks good!
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Whats up with David Reljac's doors? Looks like an early door of some kind refitted to a late body, but the door handles are up high. Looks good!
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It would be nice to have the wing window on my 75, mite look into adapting a set of early doors onto mine

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