33 inch tyres?

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kashi123's picture
Joined: 06.11.2003

Will 33 inch tyres fit on my 300 GD without a suspensionlift? and will this bring my G to a compete standhill on hills?



mortinson's picture
Joined: 05.11.2003
Location: Old beehive, Madrid, Spain
33 inch tyres?

I believe that the 31x10.5 R15 were the biggest tyre one could fit with the 15-inch rim in a standard GWagen without rubbing the tyre. These are what I had fitted to my W 460 300 GDS, and I was very pleased with the relaxed cruising brought by the higher gearing and also with the gain in free hight underneath the diffs. However, I believe, as you quite rightly pointed out, that this was also the limit in preventing the fifth gear in becoming totally redundant on anything but the flatest of roads.

If your G is a 5-speeder and even if I'm wrong and you can still fit the 33-inchers, I'd still go for the 31s.


peter perfect
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Joined: 07.11.2003
Location: Bahrain
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33 inch tyres?

I have 33x12.50x15 BFG muds on mine and they rub on full lock on the outriggers, I have a 40mm lift but they will fit without lift but when off-roading they might rub up inside arch. If you have 230 or diesel you will notice difference up steep hill, lock it into first gear and welly it,

merlin's picture
Joined: 09.02.2004
Location: Norfolk uk
Peter perfect. What rims?

I note that you say 33 12.50s will go with no lift. Is this with stock rims?