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Old 04-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers and tire idle issues?

I looked around for an answer before posting. I hope I didnt' miss anything. This is my first post!

I'm planing on getting a 2 inch coil spring replacement lift on a Wrangler TJ with 31x10.5 tires and factory aluminum 15" wheels. This isn't set in stone. I read that I will have tire rub issues and will need wheel spacers or replacement wheels with less backspacing.

I imagine that moving the tires out, even a little, will cause the tire to take a different path when turning. I think they call this idle?

Will this wear anything out, or more importantly, cause handling issues on pavement?

Is there a way to prevent this?

Thank you in advance for any insight.

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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31 X 10.50 tires even if you put them on factory rims with no off-set will not require wheel spacers. If you go to 12.50 width on factory rims however,you will definitely need the spacers. I just found this out the hard way!
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