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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Tire size help

I have a 2000 tj. I am installing 2" budget spring spacers and front tube fenders with minimal flare. I plan to run a stock wheel, what is my limit on tire size? Also recommendations on wheel change. Should I go with a 16 for more tire options or something with a different spacing to stay away from tire rub? I would like to run an AT tire.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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31x10.50x15 should fit fine... with swaybars attach iirc.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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i have a 3.5 on my tj with no sway bar. i run 31s and they rub a little in the front at full flex.
id recommend 31s, tjs look foolish with giant tires and no lift
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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On my TJ I have a 2" BB, 32/11.5/15 on 8" wheels. I get no rub when turning sharp. I have yet to flex it, but I did extend all 4 bump stops to prevent the tires from chewin on the flares during flex. Most places I have read say a 11.5 or wider tire will rub when turning unless you get a wheel with more offset.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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I would like to stay with a narrow tire. 9.5 0r 10.5
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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33s easily fit on my tj with a bb and trimmed flares. Aftermarket wheels though.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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I had 2" lift with 31x10.5-15, stock Rubi Flares, never Rubbed when disconnected.
With Tube fenders maybe 33's I'm guessing.


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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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i have a 3.5 on my tj with no sway bar. i run 31s and they rub a little in the front at full flex.
id recommend 31s, tjs look foolish with giant tires and no lift
Really?

With the right fenders you don't need much lift to run big tires. My jeep has 4.5" springs which have sagged down to about 2.5" with the sbc. Flat fenders front and rear with 35s. My last tj had 2.5" springs and I added 1.25" coil spacers up front to level it out. No sway bars, 32s and stock fenders rubbed a pinch at times.

The only pic I have on my phone of my old one in 32s


This is the new one on 35s. The front is actually a touch lower than my old jeep. I want to drop the rear down to 2.5" springs so it sits level.
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