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Old 02-04-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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31" tires

I'm picking up my 2003 Wrangler X Monday and I'm in a small predicament, the jeep desperately needs new tires. The guy I'm buying it from runs a tire business and said he would be able to get me tires extremely cheap and install them, but I'm planning on putting a 2" lift and 31-32" tires on so I don't want to have to buy tires twice. Can I just have him put 31 or 32's on it just to drive it home? Its about an hour drive so if the worst that's going to happen is the tires rubbing in the wheel wells should I just go for it?

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Old 02-04-2011, 12:03 PM   #2

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I run 31's on my stock Jeep with NO LIFT-YET! You should be fine with 31's------- 32's???? Maybe not so much.

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Old 02-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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IF the tires rub, in an hour you could destroy the sidewalls or the tread...so do some google work and find out if the Wrangler X would take 31's as stock tire! If you aren't going to go offroading it may not be a problem at all. Or go the cheap budget boost route...while he's changing the tires, with a spring compressor he can throw in 2" budget boost-it's an easy job. I had them on my 03 rubicon TJ for a couple years, dealer put them on for me while installing the 31 x 12.5's I bought used and got the bb with the deal! Off roaded all over with that setup until I finally broke down and installed 4" lift and went to 33" tires.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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I also run 31s on a stock 05 plus 450# on the front. OK! FINE!
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #5
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31x10.50R15's fit fine. I have them on my 04 LJ now. (But only for 1 more week )
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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What load range?

Is the E range really necessary to avoid highway wobble etc considering the wieght of the Jeep?
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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I'm running 31 BFG AT's with no lift, and I haven't experienced any problems.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:02 PM   #8
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31s fit nicely on my '06 X without rubbing...but I don't have factory wheels. My wheels have around 3.5" backspacing. Without backspacing the factory wheels at full turn might rub a bit on the inside.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:07 PM   #9
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31s on my stock 06 tj, dont rub at all whatsoever at full turn left or right and can still flex um pretty good..stuffed um a couple times though
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #10
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Interesting-have 2004 unlimited all stock-just picked up 31x10.50x 15 based on some forum feedback to quote -"NO Rubbing issue" Even responses from supporting members Guess what--The Duratraks rub on hard turns

Further searches revealed-some say rub-others no problem-same model-sill trying to get straight answer

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Old 02-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #11
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re discount tire quote--"fit fine"

Yes, they do fit but the rub? Duratraks
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #12
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i'm gonna run 31's on my wrangler when i put my lift on...going to run a 3" zone lift with 31x10.5s

gonna go to discount and pick them up as soon as i can afford them...which isnt for awhile

Gonna look goofy for awhile when i have my lift on 235 tires
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
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re discount tire quote--"fit fine"

Yes, they do fit but the rub? Duratraks
If they rub, just adjust the steering stops.

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:31 AM   #14

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He or She already drove home two weeks ago so, this is all kinda pointless :P 31s wont rub unless something isnt adjusted right. 32s will rub at full turn or at flex, on road would be ok... but risky.
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I've have BFG AT KO 31's with no rub whatsoever.

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