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AVRECON
01-06-2002, 11:17 AM
I've been wanting to get larger tires for my 89 Fullsize Bronco. This truck does not have a lift kit on it, and I'm running the fatory bullethole rims. Does anyone know how large of a tire I can put on without rubbing?

fivestarlawnken
01-06-2002, 03:15 PM
I had a stock 92 f-150 and put 31x10.50x15 on the truck.The only time they would rub would turning a corner and hitting a hole etc.I hope this helps to start your search.Check with local tire dealers,i'm sure they can help.:p

AVRECON
01-06-2002, 06:48 PM
31x10.50.15 are what the factory put on , not sure, but its what you see on most. I'm currently running that size with no problems. Would like to try 33's, have heard they will rub and have heard that they won't. Also been told that there is an adjustment to move spindle out further. Guess I'll talk to some tire dealers tommorow and see if they know for a fact. Gotta watch those guys, cause you know they want to make a sale. And once sold, seriously doubt that they'll take'm back. Thanx for responding!

1MajorTom
01-06-2002, 07:14 PM
Wouldn't recommend putting 33X12.50R15 on factory wheel. My guess is that is a 7 inch wheel.

32X11.50R15 would be your next size up. Pretty sure those will fit, but the tire will sorta balloon out.

To be running 32's and up, you better at least have a 10 inch wheel.

One other thing to consider. Different manufacturers size their tires to their own specs. For example, Michelin tires are wider than Firestone.

Don't forget, you are going to throw off your speedometer with a bigger tire.

(straight from my husbands mouth who worked in tire sales)

gogetter
01-06-2002, 07:18 PM
Speedometer? What's that?:D

Scotlawncare
01-08-2002, 11:51 PM
you can run 33x12.50's with no problem. i had them on a 88 f-150 and the only rub was on a tight turn. you can adjust the steering stops on the sides of the steering knuckles so it' don't rub. a 8" rim is ok but 10" would be better. spedo will be off by bout 5mph.

AVRECON
01-09-2002, 11:22 AM
Thanx for the replies, but keep them comming, as it will be awhile before I will upgrade.

Scotlawncare
01-09-2002, 08:51 PM
oh yeah, 31x10.50's are not stock tires for bronco's or any ford truck. most tires are 225/75's which would be either 29's or maybe 30's.

WALT
01-16-2002, 10:35 PM
You are not limited to 12.50 as being the width if you decide to go 33". Some brand tires, have 33x9.5, 33x10.5, and 33x12.5.

Also consider metric sizes, like:
295/75R16 = 33.5 overall dia. and 11.6 wide
285/75R16 = 32.9 overall dia and 11.3 wide
275/70R16 = 31.8 overall dia. and 10.5 wide

the later seems like what your looking for, thats if you have a 16 wheel

You never did say what size your factory rims are. If they're 16, look at these metric sizes as an option

But having a full size Bronco jutifies having at least 31" tall tires, in my opinion. And we know what they are like. later :D

cajuncutter
01-25-2002, 12:51 AM
In my younger years I did cram a set of 36 inch buck shots under my fenders(worn down:rolleyes:...as long as I had no passengers I was ok but when loaded down it was wild....go down the highway and hit a dip you would hear the tread hit the top of my fender wells in the rear:D After that i decided to just lift tha dayum thing and be done with it...I now have 38's...I have 355 gears and a modified 302..retired her from the lawn biz about 3 years ago...now she is just a fun toy for the weekends:o
My bronco is an 82 model

AVRECON
01-25-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by cajuncutter
In my younger years I did cram a set of 36 inch buck shots under my fenders(worn down:rolleyes:...as long as I had no passengers I was ok but when loaded down it was wild....go down the highway and hit a dip you would hear the tread hit the top of my fender wells in the rear:D After that i decided to just lift tha dayum thing and be done with it...I now have 38's...I have 355 gears and a modified 302..retired her from the lawn biz about 3 years ago...now she is just a fun toy for the weekends:o
My bronco is an 82 model
KEWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
How bout post a pic of that thang!

cajuncutter
01-25-2002, 02:37 AM
I do not have any pictures with the worn out buckshots on it however I have lots after the lift and 38's..i do note have a scanner but I will work on it...
BTW
HAPPY MARDIS GRAS!!!!:jester:

Ray&Christine
01-29-2002, 10:51 PM
I have a 88 full size Bronco, I put P265 70 15 tires on it with no rubbbing problem. When I bought it used it had 30 9.50 15? I think.The original sticker on the door says the stock tire are P235 75 15 . Some Broco came stock with 31 10.50 15., but I believe these came on the ones with the heavy duty front suspension with the quad shocks on the front end.

Ray

Mykster
02-21-2002, 02:22 AM
If you go to the Skyjacker.com site you should be able to order their catalog for new products. Do believe it's available on their site. In the back of the catalog it shows applications for how big of tire you can put on you rig. If you need a body lift to fit the 38" Swampers or if it will fender trimming. It's got all of that.

Scotlawncare
02-21-2002, 06:33 PM
38's on a bronco will require a 6" sus lift and 3" body lift to keep from rubbing finders. Just a 3" body lift will not alow any bronco to run 38's without using cutout fender flairs. I had an 88 f150 which is the same as the 89 bronco. I ran 33's fine but a 3" body lift is the same as a 4" sus lift. 35's will be tight with just a body lift. 38's will no way fit.