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Well I have most of my kit laying in my garage floor and should be receiving the rest soon. My ?? is what size wheels and tires work well with this kit and on a 84 Toy with stock axles? I have a set of 33x12.5 ThornBirds that are about a year old setting in my garage and I plan on running these for now. The biggest ?? I have is should I run a 10" or 8" wheel with them? I like the wider look of the 10" but if they are going to give me a problem with rubbing or any unnecessary wear that the 8" won't then I will do what I have to in order to get the best setup. I would perfer not to get into it about the ThornBirds. I plan on replacing them when I have the $$ but would like some recommendations on sizes for future tires.

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It will look really cool at first but then after a while it starts to look funny....your pinion angle in the front will suck
 

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Originally posted by Skulls138:
<STRONG>The biggest ?? I have is should I run a 10" or 8" wheel with them?</STRONG>
I think the biggest question is what width of tire do you plan on running when the T-birds wear out. If you want a 12.5" wide tire, I'd reccommend 8" rims. If you want a 14.5" or wider tire, I'd say your best bet would be the 10" rims.

Remember a narrower rim protects the bead and allows you to air down further.

On my own '85 4Runner I've got 36x12.5 SX's on 15x8's and as I think you know I'm running the All-Pro kit, too.
 

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I'm running the same springs that come in that kit but with longer shackles making it 7" of lift. I clear my 36 SXs easily and am about to go to 38s. I would either run 36s or 37s. The 33s will look funny.
 

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Well hell I might have to pull my 35s off my Tacoma when I plan on going wheeling until I have the $$ for new tires. But for now new tires are at the bottom of the list. I just ordered the All-Pro kit, and Marlin dual crawler. I still need to get the IFS box with power steering system, 5.29s, and a locker & spool. I would like to run a 14.5 later so I guess I should go with a 10" wheel.
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Originally posted by SeaBass44:
<STRONG>rim sixe is not as important as what backspacing the rims are.........</STRONG>
So what backspacing works best? Do I want something that sticks way out or something that is tucked up under the fender. I know I have a lot of ??s but the one thing I learned with my Tacoma is to do as much research as possible so that hopefully I only have to do it once. I could go on for days about things that I would have done different on the Tacoma.
 

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I RUN 38.5 AND MOVED THE CENTER PIN FOWARD 2INCH'S AND INSTEAD OF CUTTING AND WELDING THE FIRER WALL I JUST HIT IT BACK WITH A VERY BIG HAMER. (HAMMER IT BABY) <IMG width=504 height=319 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/DIC.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by CRAWLING82:
[QB]I RUN 38.5 AND MOVED THE CENTER PIN FOWARD 2INCH'S [QB]
How do you do this exactally? Did you make a plate to go between your axle and spring pack with a 2" space between the holes for the spring pin, or redrill the leaf?

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Originally posted by Zukster:
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Remember a narrower rim protects the bead and allows you to air down further.
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I run 35X12.50 BFG MT's on 10" wide and down to 5 psi and have never lost a bead, packed a lot of crap into them but never lost one.
 

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I have that hit also. I have BFG MT's 35x12.5 on 15x8's. This is on an 85 4runner. I got a little rub in the rear (once they settled) with all the crap I carry in the back. Extended shackles by 1 1/4". Perfect!
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NO PLATES I THINK THAT WOULD BE KIND OF WEAK. I RUNNING 54INCH LONG SPRINGS UP FRONT SO I BUILT A NEW CROSS MEMBER THIS ALLOWED FOR THE LONG SRINGS AND PLACES THE CENTER PIN 2 INCHS FOWERED. <IMG width=504 height=460 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/SHITS.jpg">
 

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Eaisest way to relocate the center pin is to jack up the truck and drop the axle away from the spring. Drill a new hole in the spring perch on the axle 1-2" behind the old one on both sides. Then bolt her back up.

I like to move mine 2" forward on the left side, and 2" back or the right. That way I can make really tight right turns on the trail. <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">

That was a joke. Do NOT attempt that at home unless supervised by an adult.</font>
 

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or redrill the leaf?

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DO NOT REDRILL YOUR LEAF. they will break right where the old hole is if you do.

drill the pearch of get some plates like all-pro sells. also your new all-pro springs all ready move the axle forward some. (maybe 1.5 inches)
 

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i got a set of those plates from allpro the other day, theyre worthy <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Just an observation from Australia.

35/12.5" tyres have less problems on 8" rims. The guys with 10" seem to roll the tyre off the bead more often and seem to get more junk (sticks mainly) under the bead.

As you say you want to run a 14.5" wide tyre then 10" are what you need.
 
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