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Old 04-15-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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What tire size with cut-out flares?

Hi, I was wondering how big of tires I can fit on a YJ Wrangler with a basic 2" lift(1" shackle and 1"body) plus I was thinking the Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares. I would like to still have some suspension travel, but don't need tons. Any info would be great

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I have close to that setup minus the bushwacker flares plus a 2.5" lift. I have stock flares trimmed and raised.

I run a 32x11.5x15 tire on offset rims with 1.25" spacers. No rubbing at all. I MIGHT not rub on 33's but it would be close. I don't have bump stops either to limit up travel.

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I think he's saying he has stock springs with 1" shackles and 1" BL. If that's the case, you can surely fit 31's but I wouldn't go bigger than that.
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Oh, yeah your right. LOL!

I ran 32's with just a 1" body and 1" shackle and flares trimmed and mine rubbed at hard full flex off road but were ok on the street. I then raised the flares so they might have cleared then but I did the 2.5" springs at the same time so....

Also I have no bump stops so if you had the 1" bl and 1" shackle with some opened up flares and maybe a small bumstop extension you MIGHT be ok with 32's but 31's would fit for sure.

IIRC i had 30's on mine with stock everything with trimmed fender flares and saggy springs and had no issues so 31's might go on with just the shackle lift and some fender flare work. 31's are only a 1/2 taller.

Also my 32's are not on stock rims so they have an 3.75" offset vs the ?5.5"? stockoffset. I also had to add to my steering stops so the tires would not rub the springs.

Lotsa different ways to do things.
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I have 31's with just a 1" Body lift. If I trim my flares I know I could get 33's under it. The only problem would be gearing at that point. I hear after 31's it can get hard on the clutch. But I don't speak from experience. Here is mine on 31's with a 1" bl.

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I have 31 x 10.5's on stock sagging springs with only trimmed flares and its fine on the road and on the beach. I plan to do a 2.5" lift with 1 1/4" lift shackles and believe ill be able to fit 33 x 12.5's under it. It depends on what your planned use is. On road it's fine, and on the beach's I'm not flexing. I just want to be high enough not to drag my bellypan through the sand and have the wide tires to not dig down into the soft sand. What is your plan for your jeep/what do you use it for?
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Thanks guys, I haven't bought my YJ yet, but I plan on getting a 92-95 with the 4 cylinder. Gas mileage is important to me, I have a 2005 F250 5.4 V8 running 39.5 Irok's that just eats up the fuel like crazy! I would like to get around 17mpg minimum if possible out of my Jeep? So is this possible with the lift mentioned running 31" Radial Mud Tires, and a light foot? Thanks Guys!
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Also, Is there a mpg difference between the hard top or soft top?
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I only drive my jeep in town and i get about 19 mpg with the 32's. I shift on the shift light.

Not sure about hard vs soft top mileage. If I do drive it on the hwy it gets about 15 mpg. LOL!
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Thanks guys, I haven't bought my YJ yet, but I plan on getting a 92-95 with the 4 cylinder. Gas mileage is important to me, I have a 2005 F250 5.4 V8 running 39.5 Irok's that just eats up the fuel like crazy! I would like to get around 17mpg minimum if possible out of my Jeep? So is this possible with the lift mentioned running 31" Radial Mud Tires, and a light foot? Thanks Guys!
My jeep pictured above has 31's and i get around 17mpg average.
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Do you notice much difference with the 31's over stock tires on the highway? Does it lower the rpms much?
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So will the stock axles running 31's handle lockers F&B?
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Some say no. I have a locker in my d35 with 32's and it's doing fine. Just have to be a little carefull. I daily drive mine and offroad it. So far after 4 offroad trips it's doing great.

Front is fine with a locker.

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