View Full Version : Major W/E score and fit ?
02-12-2007, 09:49 AM
Wifemate scored big this weekend at our annual Winter Convention for the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Assocation. She was holding the winning raffle ticket for a set of 4 Super Swamper SSR's in 35-14.50-15. :D :D :D Fast look in the mags last night when we got home was around $295 each. I "only" wound up with a dandy adjustable stinger for the reciever hitch with integeral 2 and 2 5/16 ball mounts.:D
We are still in somewhat of a daze over her good fortune.
A huge "THANKS" to Olympic 4x4 for donating the tires to Winter Convention.
What is needed to mount these bad boys on the 81 chero W/T. Right now it is stock suspension with 31's. Hoping to get away with a 2 !/2 lift, and what backspacing are you running on a 10" rim for 35's. This thing is not wheeled hard and don't flex it very hard at that. Opinions appreciated. If I have to go to 4 " lift it won't work, as she won't be able to get in and out of it.
02-12-2007, 11:33 AM
The width on those things will be the deal killer for you. At 12.5 wide you prolly coulda fit them with 2-3" of lift, but those extra coupla inches are likely to cause trouble with the edge of your flares. I assume you don't want to cut the flares.
I can't answer for back spacing with 10" rims, IIRC stock on 7" rims is 3.75" backspacing.
Oh, and YOU SUCK!
02-12-2007, 12:41 PM
I don't think you'll be able to fit those without a 4" lift, and with the extra width you'll be tight on space, even with less backspacing they might be too close to the front springs. You'd have to adjust your steering stops which would of course increase your turning radius. They would likely rub the flares and the body even in moderate flex, never mind they will ride awful on the road compared to m/t radial, very noisy, but not as bad as regular Swampers. Imo it wouldn't be worth it to try stuffing on those tires if you're not going to make full use of them offroad, you'd only spend more money on the Jeep, get less mpg and have slower acceleration. Now if you found someone willing to trade a new set of 33's, then that would work out pretty nice.
02-12-2007, 12:45 PM
Yep, figgered it is a royal pita to get them on without at least 4 ", and that they might be going on the market fairly soon.
02-12-2007, 12:55 PM
We run 35X14.5"s now on an 82 J-10 4" spring and 2" body, plenty of room for width of tires, the 38 X 17's that used to be on there needed spacers or offsets on the rear to clear the springs.
02-12-2007, 05:19 PM
Ive got 36x12.5 sxs on 15x10 rims with 4in backspacing. I had to trim the fenders just a little bit with the 6in. Bjs lift. Mine is a full time trail rig and gets beat on hard. Steerin is fine though with this backspacing altough yours will be a little worse with wider tires. Also your mpg and acelleration will suck with 35s on stock gearing. I regeared to 4.88s on mine and the acceleration is great but mpg is between 6-8 i think.(odometer is off) Also ssrs are pretty smooth tires for swampers but still wont ride as good as you average radial mt.
02-12-2007, 06:08 PM
Yep, more of a pita than I need, up on the for sale page.:mad:
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