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Hey everyone, I've got an '87 Bronco II with everything factory. I want to put the largest possible tires on it without lifting anything. I've got some 30x9.5's on it right now, and they're looking like it's already maxed out to me. I'd like to get some 31x10.5's, however, 33x12.5's would be my dream tires. I'd be willing to smash in my fenders a little bit if necessary, but I'd rather not. Just trying to see if anyones got bigger than 30x9.5's really.

Oh, and I don't want the tread design to be too aggressive. I really like the tread on a 33x12.5 BFG.

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Hey everyone, I've got an '87 Bronco II with everything factory. I want to put the largest possible tires on it without lifting anything. I've got some 30x9.5's on it right now, and they're looking like it's already maxed out to me. I'd like to get some 31x10.5's, however, 33x12.5's would be my dream tires. I'd be willing to smash in my fenders a little bit if necessary, but I'd rather not. Just trying to see if anyones got bigger than 30x9.5's really.

Oh, and I don't want the tread design to be too aggressive. I really like the tread on a 33x12.5 BFG.

33's will rub put a 3 inch body lift on it or you might can get by with just a 2 inch body life but you will have to lift it or cut the fender wells , that is unless you like the rubbing sound when you turn .. goodluck

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What do the 33's rub against? and will 33x12.5's fit without modification?

they will rub when you turn sharp in either direction the sway bar and the fender well and the radius arm i think but if you flex it out it will rub inside the fender

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Thanks for all the info, but I really don't want to modify my Bronco II much, especially not a lift. Does anyone know the max tire size without any mods or rubbing. I've got 31x9.5's and I'm about to get some Interco 30x10.5's or 11.5's. What I'd really like is a 31 inch tire, but I'm not sure if it'll fit w'o mods.

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Thanks for all the info, but I really don't want to modify my Bronco II much, especially not a lift. Does anyone know the max tire size without any mods or rubbing. I've got 31x9.5's and I'm about to get some Interco 30x10.5's or 11.5's. What I'd really like is a 31 inch tire, but I'm not sure if it'll fit w'o mods.

yeah i have seen a bronco II with some 31 inch by 12.50 bfgoodwrench allterrieans and he had no problems just a little rubbing when he was extreamly flexing but yeah i would go as far as 31x14 for that extra grab , 31 will fit with no mods, i have seen it but it will be close... 30 inch Suoer swamper would look nice or so,me thornburds i bought some from a guy that had them on his broncoII and they looked good 30 inch thornbirds they are loud though but look real bad ass they where 30x11.50 i think

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I've seen tons of 31's on Rangers, they fit no problem. I'd say thats pretty much the biggest you would want to go without mods, 33's are the biggest for a fullsize Bronco so those would be out for your baby bronc

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Yeah, I really love those Interco Thornbirds. I'd like to get some 30x11.5's or 31x11's from them. Do you guys think if I get an offset wheel, if that'll fix the problem. Oh, and does anyone know where I can find the most offset wheel?

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If you plan on wheeling with your bronc I'd steer clear of those thornbirds. I know a few guys that bought them just because they look cool and aggressive, but in reality they suck offroad. Ask anyone on here I bet they will agree. (well preferably someone that has experience with them) BFG Mud Terrains perform way better than those 'birds. If I were you I'd look at Super Swamper TSL's, SSR's, Iroks, Bfg Mud Terrain, Mickey Thompson MTZ, Dick Cepek Mud Terrain (Cant remember the name but this is close), Or Procomp Mud Terrain. Even Mickey Thompson Baja Claws are a far better tire than thornbirds. They are all pretty close in price as well, Any of those I am sure you will be more than satisfied with.

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If you plan on wheeling with your bronc I'd steer clear of those thornbirds. I know a few guys that bought them just because they look cool and aggressive, but in reality they suck offroad. Ask anyone on here I bet they will agree. (well preferably someone that has experience with them) BFG Mud Terrains perform way better than those 'birds. If I were you I'd look at Super Swamper TSL's, SSR's, Iroks, Bfg Mud Terrain, Mickey Thompson MTZ, Dick Cepek Mud Terrain (Cant remember the name but this is close), Or Procomp Mud Terrain. Even Mickey Thompson Baja Claws are a far better tire than thornbirds. They are all pretty close in price as well, Any of those I am sure you will be more than satisfied with.

yeah i was gonna say they are really just for looks not as much for off road ... but they do look killer on a broncoII and they dont do terribly bad off road but for you money you really cant beat it... you can get some boggers but they are pretty expensive

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Thats a very common size for the local B2's here. I can think of a quite a few that have no problems with that tire size. They are running BFG All Terrains though not Mud Terrains.

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Thats a very common size for the local B2's here. I can think of a quite a few that have no problems with that tire size. They are running BFG All Terrains though not Mud Terrains.

i got some 31bfg all terrieans on my dads bronco they are the best on gas the mud terrieans are little worse on gas if your gonna go with something get some BFG all terrieans i cant disagree with Yardape he is right they do hae pretty good preformance in snow and trail for your money there about 145.00 a piece

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Yes. If you can find 31x11's you might be able to squeeze those on. I cant recall seeing any that size but anythings possible. I know the 10.5's will fit, as for 11's well I dont really know.

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Hey everyone, I've got an '87 Bronco II with everything factory. I want to put the largest possible tires on it without lifting anything. I've got some 30x9.5's on it right now, and they're looking like it's already maxed out to me. I'd like to get some 31x10.5's, however, 33x12.5's would be my dream tires. I'd be willing to smash in my fenders a little bit if necessary, but I'd rather not. Just trying to see if anyones got bigger than 30x9.5's really.

Oh, and I don't want the tread design to be too aggressive. I really like the tread on a 33x12.5 BFG.

 

 

 

I hear the clutch may not be able to handle 30 x10.5.

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Yeah, i ended up putting 31x10.5's on it. Had to cut the fender wells a little bit to accomodate the size. It's really hard on the clutch, especially since I have 3.45 gears. When I go off-roading, I'll just pop it in 4 low and everything's fine.

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whatever you do please do not get a body lift. not only does it throw your whole geometry off but it also lifts the center of gravity making the car even more dangerous. also you get no benefit whatsoever other than being able to carry bigger tires. [-(

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any bigger and you have to look at your back drive shaft I when up to 32 BFG Muds and had to have a extended drive shaft made

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I just bought a 3 in suspention lift for my bronco2 and I was wondering what a good tire size would be. I was thinking of 31x10.5 but it sounds like you can put those on a stock bronco2...what tire size should I go with then?

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