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what size tires are those on the rear?

33x9.50x15 BFG Mud-Terrains.

do you know if those will fit on a car with stock arms, and swing axle torsions?

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what size tires are those on the rear?

33x9.50x15 BFG Mud-Terrains.

do you know if those will fit on a car with stock arms, and swing axle torsions?

If those are the short torsions that don't stick out 4-5", I don't know the answer. If you're talking about the long torsions, then definitely not.

Are you talking an IRS car running short swingaxle torsions?


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looking good,nice ride.....and i like the ford in the background to...of course if its lifted i really dont care if it's a geo metro,just like the lifted look i guess

Thanks- we REALLY like that truck. '01 F350 short/crew/PSD with a 6" Donahoe lift, 35's, Bilsteins, and 106 gallons of fuel on board. Shocked

I won't be getting rid of it any time soon. Laughing


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106 gallons ? holly crap !!!! yea,its a nice truck,i wouldn get rid of it eather...so back to your bug,how much doesyour suspention "squat" in the front once you let it off a jack ?oh yea..what size/brand front tires you running ?

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Are you talking an IRS car running short swingaxle torsions?

Well right now my car is swing axle but I'm going to irs in december. I'm gonna use the torsions I already have in my car.

You think it will work or no? if no on 33s, 31-10.50s should be okay right?

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106 gallons ? holly crap !!!! yea,its a nice truck,i wouldn get rid of it eather...so back to your bug,how much doesyour suspention "squat" in the front once you let it off a jack ?oh yea..what size/brand front tires you running ?

My bad- the rears are 33x10.50x15, and the fronts 30x9.50x15, also BFG Mud-Terrains.

JWH- I believe you can run up to about 31s without any lift or suspension mods AND the long torsions. Fender clearance will be the only issue there, IIRC. If your fenders are somewhat agressively trimmed, you should be ok.

Someone smarter than me may have conflicting info, but I believe that's what I've read online...


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okay. Its not so much the width that bothers me, its diameter.
I have been looking at 33-9.50-15 bfg a/ts for it. but I may just end up w/ 31s because they're easier to come across.
As far as fenders go, mine are almost non existent, just small aluminum ones near the top.

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okay. Its not so much the width that bothers me, its diameter.
I have been looking at 33-9.50-15 bfg a/ts for it. but I may just end up w/ 31s because they're easier to come across.
As far as fenders go, mine are almost non existent, just small aluminum ones near the top.

In my experience you need either 3x3 arms with short swing axle torsions or a 3" body lift to run 33s. You really need a bus IRS with a 4:86 or 5:13 (3 or 5 rib) gear to turn them also.


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okay. Its not so much the width that bothers me, its diameter.
I have been looking at 33-9.50-15 bfg a/ts for it. but I may just end up w/ 31s because they're easier to come across.
As far as fenders go, mine are almost non existent, just small aluminum ones near the top.

In my experience you need either 3x3 arms with short swing axle torsions or a 3" body lift to run 33s. You really need a bus IRS with a 4:86 or 5:13 (3 or 5 rib) gear to turn them also.

eventually it'll get a bus trans, but right now a type I will have to suffice. I also plan on running 3x3s sometime in the future, but stock is gonna have to do for now.

i might end up with 31s, but who knows. i need to sell my truck first, then i'll get new tires for the baja.

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Here's a few pics I took tonight- the car is actually OUT of the garage! It's even on the trailer, headed for BugZyla's Lair manana. I'm gettin' so antsy it's not even funny!











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WOW. your car has come a long way, and looks amazing! great job, i bet you are on cloud nine!


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WOW. your car has come a long way, and looks amazing! great job, i bet you are on cloud nine!

Thanks! I'm pretty stoked at how it is turning out, for sure. I'm hoping to reach 'cloud 9' status when I can finally DRIVE it again!

Allllllllllmost there...


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lol
what cloud are you at right now. lol
that thing looks freaking awesome.
i like it
if i could find one of those for 3500.
i would buy it and drive it.


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maybe i missed it but, what size are your tweeds arms??


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