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8/07/2002
12:15:29

Subject: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Well, I had my brand new 33x12.50 BFG Mud T/A's installed this morning. I like them a HELLUVA lot better than the Mickeys.

I was, however, disappointed and a little surprised with the fitment. With my 3.75" backspaced wheels I have some pretty good rubbing on the inside bottom corner of the bumper fascia (which I can remedy with some trimming) but what really sucks is they also rub on the bottom of my front mudflaps. Guess I'm gonna have to lose the flaps. So much for a semi-clean black truck, eh?

Ah well, I guess a few extra washes won't kill me. The tires are much quieter on the road and the radials like the pavement much better. I just read so many positive posts regarding 33" tires and 3" body lift that I figured I'd have fared better. Time to break out the rotozip.

'01 QC 4x4
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8/07/2002
12:29:47

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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If you haven't already, crank your torsion bars up an inch. It may stop the rubbing on the fascia.

98 CC 4x4, 5.2 Auto 3.55LSD
3" Body Lift, 1" Torsion Bar Lift, 33" BFG A/T KO's

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8/07/2002
12:41:26

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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I tweaked my bars back when I had the Mickeys. They do have quite a bit of adjustment yet but it's got that nice level look to it as it sits. I think I can remedy most of the bumper rub by loosening the mounts and tweaking the bumper itself up a bit. Should clear up most of it. I'd just gotten really attached to my molded mudflaps ... lol .... hate to see them go!

'01 QC 4x4
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8/07/2002
14:47:30

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Kevin,

I checked out your page and your truck looks awesome!!! Excellent job. Congrats!!!

Regards,
Aaron



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8/07/2002
16:29:09

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Know what you mean Blizzard, I had to lose my factory molded mudflaps from some serious catching on the front ones too. I tried the non-molded factory mud flaps,they have even less clearance and I also tried some aftermarket flat mud flaps with no luck, maybe if they could be glued on without the screw heads sticking out it might work:) I have decided that my truck actually looks better without the mud flaps but keeping it clean is a little more work and I hear the occasional stray rock ejecting from the knobby tires into the rockers, oucchhh!!!! Extra touch-up paint to prevent rust is a must now. I'll have to check out your new pics with BFG's on.

Flowmaster cat back, Air Raid w/homemade TB connect, Poweraid TB Spacer, Splitfire Plugs
3 inch body and 1.5 Block Lift, 305 70-16 X-Terrains on AR Terons

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8/07/2002
18:16:13

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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I'll need to get some pics of the BFG's mounted, haven't done that yet.

Thanks Aaron!

I'm more than a little curious how the rest of you with 3" body lift and 33" BFG tires made out. I'm gonna have to chop a TON off my front fascia to eliminate the rubbing. And there's not much clearance in the back either. Any wheelin' with them and I'm sure I'll be tearin' stuff up. Dunno what I'm gonna do right now.

'01 QC 4x4
5.9L, 3.92 LSD, loaded
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8/08/2002
07:56:27

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Blizzard ... You getting rid of your mud flaps?

:-) I know someone that might want them..... Shoot me a e-mail if you want to sell them.

'01 Graphite QC 4x4
4.7 3.55 LSD
4.5" Customized Suspension Lift
305x70x16 GoodYear MT/R's
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8/08/2002
09:10:45

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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You SCAVENGER, Knobby! lmao

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8/08/2002
11:48:44

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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I do what I can :-)

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305x70x16 GoodYear MT/R's
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8/08/2002
14:16:14

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Blizzard

Aren't you rubbing the frame at full lock? If not, how do you rate? I've got the 5.5" TC lift and I rub the frame with 33x12.50s on stock wheels.



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8/08/2002
15:15:17

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Because he's not running stock rims. His have 3.75" of backspacing as opposed to the stock 5.50" The stock rims are just really in close to the frame.

BTW UWGriz, I thought you were going to solid axle?

98 CC 4x4, 5.2 Auto 3.55LSD
3" Body Lift, 1" Torsion Bar Lift, 33" BFG A/T KO's

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8/08/2002
16:17:54

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As it stands right now I think I'd rather be rubbing the frame! lol
<--- is exploring his anti-rubbing options

'01 QC 4x4
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8/08/2002
16:25:24

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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I know a company that makes a lift that'll fix that Blizzard :-p then you can experiance what I have.

'01 Graphite QC 4x4
4.7 3.55 LSD
6" Suspension Lift
305x70x16 GoodYear MT/R's
http://www.knobbyman.com
----Speed only breaks it faster----

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8/08/2002
16:43:56

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I said "anti-rubbing" options. I'm afraid that dealing with TS would "rub" ME the wrong way! hehehe

'01 QC 4x4
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8/09/2002
08:26:06

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Blizzard:

What to trade wheels? LOL I'd rather rub the body - that I can fix with a body lift...

4wDakota:

The solid axle plan has been put on hold for now but that's still the ultimate goal. I actually might have a line on front and rear Dana 60s with 5.73 gears and ARBs that are already the right width. If I can get my hands on those...



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8/09/2002
09:51:01

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Are you putting the IFS back together? If so, what gears are you putting?

Corey

98 CC 4x4, 5.2 Auto 3.55LSD
3" Body Lift, 1" Torsion Bar Lift, 33" BFG A/T KO's

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8/09/2002
11:14:57

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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I took care of most of my rubbing probs by trimming a 1" x 3" wedge from the bumper fascia. It's not the prettiest in the world but will get me by til I come up with a more permanent solution.

'01 QC 4x4
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UWGriz
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8/09/2002
13:29:41

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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According to FedEx's web site, I have a set of 4.10s on my doorstep as we speak.

BTW, does anybody want a set of 3.55s or are they going to sit on the shelf in my garage next to the starter for the '83 Buick I no longer own?



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8/09/2002
16:54:06

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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Hey Blizz, I just put 33x12.50 Pro Comp X's on my Dak and they did rub a little on the inside of the fender flare but all I did was shave about a inch off and they work fine now!!!! Plus I could raise my torsion bars some but like you I like the level look she has now. Later on!!

1999 RC 4X4 5.2L 33x12.50 Pro Comp X's
Rancho 3" Suspension Lift Rxs's
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15x8 Optima Alloys and MTX Audio

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8/09/2002
17:25:55

RE: BFG Mud T/A ... 33x12.50
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UWGriz - Remember me if and when you switch to a solid axle. I'll take the 4:10 geared front differential off your hands. (If it's not busted like the last one) hehe!

Corey

98 CC 4x4, 5.2 Auto 3.55LSD
3" Body Lift, 1" Torsion Bar Lift, 33" BFG A/T KO's

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