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2007 Voo Doo Blue FJ
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I'm running my 305/70R16 tires on my TRD wheels which are the same that you were running, 16x7.5, and I personally like the look and feel. So yeah it's just personal preference.
And the reason he brought up the 305/70R16 tire when you asked about a 33x12.50 one is because they are the same size basically. One is just metric and the other is not.
So you can run the 33x12.50R17 tire size on a 17" stock wheel, but you may need to to modifications like the body mount chop. Just keep that in mind. And there may also be rubbing on the upper control arm. So that can either be solved by getting a more low-profile, aftermarket uca or you could get wheel spacers. I personally went with wheel spacers to achieve a wider stance as well as clear the uca.
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Way too much sidewall bulge. I would not go under a 9" wheel with 12.5" tires. Steering response on the road will feel like you are steering with bungee cords, the tires will be directional (follow ridges in the road) and the tread will wear prematurely in the center. Go with 285's or get wider wheels.
Oh man, this is the first I've read of 12.5 inch tires not being a good or safe fit for the stock width 7.5 inch wheels.
Now I have to do some of my own thinking, wanted to stick with my '12 TT Wheels, but I also wanted some big ol' 12.5 width tires. Gotta look into new wheels... many questions. How much to spend, what to do with old wheels, how wide, backspacing calculations, stick with 16 or go to 17... Argh! My life just became more difficult. Chaos!!!
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser TTSE Auto - All Pro Sliders, Icon Stage 1 Suspension, Total Chaos UCAs, Road Armor Titan Front Bumper, MPAC Side Rack, Expedition One Wiper Fluid Bottle, TRD Cold Air Intake, Body Mount Chop, Halo Projector Headlights
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You'll be fine. Few tires actually will measure true to width and many folks have ran 12.5" wide tires in the past on narrow rims. Ideal no, dangerous...hardly from what I've seen. Mfgs usually provide a recommended wheel width for their tires, most seem to be 9" or so for 12.5" tires in 35s or larger. Few folks actually run wheels that wide. Most wheels folks tend to run are 8-8.5" on 12.5-14" wide tires.
Lifting does not remove the body mount from the path the tire takes up and down in the wheel well. Lifting does not move that path around the body mount. Lifting only sets the starting point of that path partially below the body mount giving the illusion of clearance. Only alignment and/or body mount chop can increase tire clearance between the body mount and tire.
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