New set of 33's

wstuckey1

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Last night around 2 am I finished the install of my body lift, getting me to a total of five inches of lift. I installed my set of 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson MTZ and with some trimming they fit pretty well. Does anyone know of any tall 360/370s in Michigan, I'm kinda thinking I might be the tallest, especially with the high roof line of the EXT. :laugh: but enough with the talking, picture time :woohoo:
 

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HARDTRAILZ

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there are several on 35s and have been for years
 

wstuckey1

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I know about you and others on 35s, but in Michigan?
 

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Yep. Most are not on here though.

I do like those wheels. I almost went bronze on the last set, but I let the wife pick what I got cause otherwise I prolly was not getting any.
 

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How much trimming did you do to get a fit with the 33/12.5. was there any metal trimming or was it all plastic liner?
 

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A few years ago there was a long wheel base TB here in Lapeer with at least a 12" lift for sale around the corner from my house. It was a beast. Wish I had gotten a picture of it.
 

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How much trimming did you do to get a fit with the 33/12.5. was there any metal trimming or was it all plastic liner?
Just saw this, kinda late. Front bumper took a decent bit of plastic off but with my new bumper it’s nowhere close. Fender side I took a little bit of steel off. Not much at all tho, but it still rubs a little at one certain point. If I take an inch off her it wouldn’t rub at all unless I smacked a bump hard at just the right point.

A few years ago there was a long wheel base TB here in Lapeer with at least a 12" lift for sale around the corner from my house. It was a beast. Wish I had gotten a picture of it.
I’ve seen some SAS Tb’s on Craigslist and the such but not many. I’ve seen one Tb in the Byron area that looked to be 3+3 on 35’s.
 

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Well, I bought 32.7 in diameter tires and the tread is a hair less than 10in wide. I'll install them in a few months, hoping I don't have to trim metal but I'll do whatever I have to do to make it work.
 

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Nice looking rims, @wstuckey1 ... match up beautifully w/ the truck. Gonna take a look and see if I can find a set in blue anodized (8-lug).
 

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Well, I finally got it done!.. This is a huge milestone for me. I have put 285/70/17 = 32.7in dia tires on (I think they measure closer to 32.5) . Because I dont have allot of time I had to break this up over a few years. The first thing was MarkMCs wheel spacers (1.5in) and suspension lift (3in).. Then it was the body lift and I had to find a way to keep my existing bumper plastic. Then I shopped for tires and went with a very inexpensive made in Thailand tire. They are MT but the rubber is so soft I cant even hear them on the highway. I guess that means they will be worn down to 32in within 4 years. Im very pleased. I have a 3.73 rear gear so I felt like I was pushing it with the 32.7s but I drive like an old lady so i dont expect to stress the transmisison. And of course I installed a transmission cooler. Here are the photos. Before you complain about the hillbilly look of the vehicle, realize that this is now my winter vehicle and I love driving it as much as my newer vehicles, maybe more !
 

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A few more pics, well the vehicle is an entirely different ride now. I feel so much more comfortable, a softer ride, more air between me (and more importantly my oil and transmission pan) and the road. I have a new appreciation for our platform. Sometimes I start it up after it has been parked for more than two weeks and it starts up without cranking more than 1/2 a second. Then once it is running, I have to get close to the hood to hear that it is running. Nothing quite like it, looking forward to my TB dominating the winter snow of New England.
 

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