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33" tires

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by gregh, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. gregh

    gregh Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 8

    I have an 87 4X4 Chevy and would like to put 33"
    tires on it without having to lift it. Is this
  2. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    From your other post I gathered that the truck is a 3/4 ton. I run 32's on my 1/2 ton with a 2.5" lift on it, and I cannot make them rub. I think my ride height is pretty comparable to a 3/4 ton, maybe a tad higher. I think 33's would rub on mine though. A bit of fender trimming and you'll be golden.

  3. gregh

    gregh Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 8

    cutting for 33 " tires

    has anyone had to cut the fenders to fit the 33" tires,if so can you tell me how to do it.
  4. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I've trimmed some on a lifted truck to fit 39.5's, and it's pretty straight forward. Use a sawzall, with metal cutting blade on it, and figure out how much you need to take off. Probably just a little bit on the front and rear bottom corners of the fender. Put the tires on, turn the wheels, flex the suspension, and check for clearance. Don't forget to treat the bare metal so it doesn't rust.
  5. 81pickup

    81pickup Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Buddy of mine put 36" super swampers on his Jimmy without a lift. Had to do some trimming in the front, but otherwise they were fine. Looked pretty sweet too.
  6. guilty1

    guilty1 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have a stock 1978 Chevy truck, and it has 33" tires....no problems with rubbing ( alittle bouncey, though) and I didn't have to cut the fenders. Happy mudding!