37x 12.50R 17 tire upgrade on CUCV

mtperkins

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Starting this thread because i am venturing into the tire swap game.

Purchased:

4 ProComp 1069 rims 17x9 with 8x6.5 bolt pattern. Wheel centers are 130 MM
4 37x12.50R17 Mud tires 10 ply from EBAY.

I plan on uploading pictures to help fellow CUCV fans.

thanks,
Matt
 

mtperkins

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Do you have a good bit of lift and or fender trimming planned?
Great Question, my CUCV is stock. I am waiting for the tires and rims to arrive currently. Painting the polished Aluminium rims with high temp black paint is my first project. Being a NY truck the old girl has some rust so i snagged a TEXAS cab and box. My box is rough. I will be taking it off and blasting the frame before applying Chassis Saver.

Looking at lift kits right and body spacers currently. Thinking of calling off road designs. They seems to be on this site a lot and have experience with CUCV.

Any tips or links by SS members are welcome.

thanks,
Matt
 

Barrman

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Second the ORD dominance of the Square body.

I don't think your rear tires will have any issue fitting. The fronts will for sure. I have 35's (315/75r17) tires on H2 wheels under my Cowdog Suburban. I had to use an ORD 1 inch add a leaf plus trim the front and rear of the wheel openings in the front. The rear tires fit with plenty of clearance. I did an ORD 2.5 inch shackle flip in the rear though to make the truck level. Which it did to perfection.

If I were to do it again. I would probably just buy ORD springs that are actually curved to end up with a 2-4 inch lift and a much smoother ride.

Here is my fender trimming. Post 296 shows the truck done and there are pictures all over the thread:

 
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mtperkins

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Thinking about the Bushwhacker fender flares. Like in the picture below. not my truck. Looking at ORD spring lift. My truck is the rusty one in the other images. Don't worry about the rust i have a whole parts truck from TEXAS.
 

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mtperkins

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I ended up cutting the front fenders and welding them up. The air nibbler worked very well for this. Sense then i removed the box and have started sand blasting the frame with the high pressure washer attachment of ebay. So far so good. I purchased Chassis saver paint and did a little test plot. I like it!
 

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Hello! Great start!
Diy4x.com has a lot of stuff too for your cucv needs. Cheaper in some aspects but same if not better quality then ORD.

I have both ORD and Diy4x parts.

Under my fender flares you would see a lot of cutting on the front fenders to clear 40” tires. Right now I roll 37” which seems to work well for 95% of the trails.
 

0331king

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I won’t dispute DIYs quality as I own some of his stuff. But I have seen nothing that leads me to believe anything he makes is better than ORD. Plus ORD has done most of the research and design in the realm of “performance” square bodies. Their spec’d leaf springs are the absolute best you can get for these trucks.
 
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