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Old 10-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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31 or 32" tires

On a Jeep that sees occasional off-road time which tire would be the best?

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On my tj. I've ran 31" good year mtr's and have 32" BFG km2's on right now. You have to Consider the fact it's technically only .5" taller ride height than a 31" because half of that inch is on the top side. So for the occasional wheeler I'd honestly say just go for 31" they will be cheaper, lighter, and depending on how well your jeeps gearing is it will have better pickup too

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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I was asking because I regularly cone across sets of 32s that are in good condition and the same price as a new set of 31s. 33s are more than I would like to go with on a daily driver.
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I was asking because I regularly cone across sets of 32s that are in good condition and the same price as a new set of 31s. 33s are more than I would like to go with on a daily driver.
If you can get nice 32" I'd go for it. Like I said I've run 31" and 32" and really I notice practically no difference between the two driving. They just give me slightly more lift and get me through what I want to do with them. It's also my DD so I didn't wanna go too big either.
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Had to ask. I have talked to a few of the sellers and it seems that after purchasing the required lift the 32s didn't cut it and they went bigger. If after everything settles I am only looking at. 5" lift i would lean towards 31" tires and a warranty.
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if the bottom of the tire gets .5" and the top gets .5" what do the front and back get?
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Had to ask. I have talked to a few of the sellers and it seems that after purchasing the required lift the 32s didn't cut it and they went bigger. If after everything settles I am only looking at. 5" lift i would lean towards 31" tires and a warranty.
Yeah. I wouldn't blame you there. My next set of tires will probably be 33" or 35" tho
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if the bottom of the tire gets .5" and the top gets .5" what do the front and back get?
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With the number of 4WD light trucks (pretty much all of them from the factory) that come with 31x10.5xr15 I would and do prefer to stick with those. They are everywhere, on sale all the time, and if you ever destroy a tire and just need a used single to match your others you can usually find one that matches yours without much trouble.

Too many positives for your ride to sit .5in higher imo.
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I'd personally go with 30" tires for a DD rig. Something that looks pretty aggressive but can perform well offroad.
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just got an 88yj...has 31z on it.nothing to aggressive.but did good on the deer hunt...so i think 31z are what we will stick with,just gey a 3ply sidewall with good knobbies. .our jeep is stock geared so the 2.5L dont wana see 32z....33z and DEFF no 35z..lol
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I already have 30s on it. They have handled everything with ease but they are also am aggressive MT. I as looking originally at grabber AT2 a 31x10.5.
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i would go with 32s. i run 32s i have great pickup and top speed. then again my jeep runs better than many considering i have no problem holding 70 up a hill under 3000 rpms :]
just doesnt look at nice as some of your guys jeeps
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On a Jeep that sees occasional off-road time which tire would be the best?
I am running 32's with a 4" suspension lift ,I think it looks good and gets through everything I need to .Click image for larger version

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I am running 32's with a 4" suspension lift ,I think it looks good and gets through everything I need to .Attachment 75636
i like the look of your jeep. looks clean. im on stock suspension and sone 32s hahahaha and it still doesnt rub anything
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I've got a 95 yj with stock suspension and just put on the 31" 10.50 15 bf goodrich all terrain t/a ko's. Looks like the tread may rub on the front leaf springs on a real tight turn. other than just not turning it lock to lock any suggestions? I'm running the stock steel wheels and they are the 15X7's. thanks in advance, Driller
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I've got a 95 yj with stock suspension and just put on the 31" 10.50 15 bf goodrich all terrain t/a ko's. Looks like the tread may rub on the front leaf springs on a real tight turn. other than just not turning it lock to lock any suggestions? I'm running the stock steel wheels and they are the 15X7's. thanks in advance, Driller
hmm i do have 1/2 wheel spacers...i know mine would rub the leaf without . i would say just avoid that point where they rub until you lift ( if you plan too)
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I am running 32's with a 4" suspension lift ,I think it looks good and gets through everything I need to .Attachment 75636
I have my jack in the same place. it rattles like a bitch. I need to wrap the handle in something to keep the noise down.

As far as the tires go, I just purchased a set of 31" Falken WildPeak AT. The price was too good to pass up and I knew I wouldnt hit any real issues with them.
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I have my jack in the same place. it rattles like a bitch. I need to wrap the handle in something to keep the noise down.

As far as the tires go, I just purchased a set of 31" Falken WildPeak AT. The price was too good to pass up and I knew I wouldnt hit any real issues with them.
As you see I wrapped my handle with a
bungee cord seems to work well,the rubber isolators are cheap enough and all but the bungee could always be handy for other things as well .
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I have it bungeed as well. I need to wrap it in an old towel or something.

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