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Old 02-26-2010, 12:33 PM
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how far up are you guys twisting that bolt on your t-bars? all the way up until tight? or just until the bolt head is flush with the t-bar frame box? i read that some people are running 33's stock with t-bars maxed out. i just dont see how this is possible, unless my t-bars arent cranked all the way
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:47 AM
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:48 AM
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i cranked mine untill the drivers side is tight
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:55 AM
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U will notice one down more than the other. That is due to the "ranger lean" so to get it right u need to crank one meassure crank the other and meassure.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:17 AM
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Mine are slightly cranked and I'm running 33's no problem.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:22 AM
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Mine are slightly cranked and I'm running 33's no problem.
you dont rub when your wheelin??
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i have an 2002 cranked the tbars all they way till tight and i clear 33x12.5 on 15 rim its possible
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:13 PM
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i have an 2002 cranked the tbars all they way till tight and i clear 33x12.5 on 15 rim its possible
The 12.50's will rub pretty good when flexed. A 33x10.50 will fit fine though.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:49 PM
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you dont rub when your wheelin??
I haven't been on any trails or anything but I've been flexed out and turning both ways in forward and reverse and haven't gotten any rubbing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:30 PM
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i'm running cranked t-bars and 33x11.5s and no rub on or off road
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:14 PM
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yea i have no rub on my 12.50s but i havent took it off road but drivin i t pretty hard
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:17 AM
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The 12.50's will rub pretty good when flexed. A 33x10.50 will fit fine though.
so you think with some cutting and chopping i could clear 33/12.5's on the trail?
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:06 PM
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mines cranked not maxed but cranked and my 29's never ever rubbed. yea beat that guys!!!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:28 PM
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I'll get some Pics tomorrow of where my 33x12.50's rub and thats with a BL. If they Don't rub with only a t-bar crank, then it's not being wheeled hard enough.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:38 AM
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Im running 33x12.50R15 mud terrains and i don't rub at all. I've only rubbed when one of my rear tires was off of the ground and the other was tucked in the fender and thats because it was stuffed. It all depends really on the backspacing of your wheels. mine are 3.313" of backspacing so i have no issues. the lower the backspacing number the more the wheel/tire will stick out.

I am body lifted though but my t-bars are cranked all the way. Someone i know used to run 33x12.5R15 BFG All Terrains on stock wheels with just a torsion bar crank and rear drop shackles so it is possible
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