31" or 32" For Mileage - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 2
31" or 32" For Mileage

Hi to all. This is my 1st post concerning my 1st Wrangler. I bought a stock '04 Rubicon back in August 2010.....Well stock except for 32" tires. I have no issues with 32" tires other than a slight rub on a hard lock to lock turn. My Jeep is a daily driver averaging nearly 100 miles a day. Probably 80% of my driving is on the interstate at 70-75 MPH. The rest of my driving is a mix of city, highway, and offroad. Will I get better mileage with the larger 32" tires or with the stock 31" tires? I'm thinking that with the 4.11 gears I'm better off with the 32's. Thanks.

saltlife is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 878
I would say the 31's may be a lil more gas friendly but not enough to make me switch back to the 31's from 32's

You may look into deeper offset rims or a 1" budget boost depending on where the rubbing is happening

my 2 cents....for the love of rubicons dont do a gay body lift....well 1" doesnt look horrible but the 2-3" is horrible looking

__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
TexasT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 754
ou812 is right. Your rub is because of stock wheels (I'm guessing). Get some decent wheels with the correct offset and keep your own 80% driving habits in mind when you build. If you go on trails, your jeep can probably handle 80% of trails staying stock. Before you build it bigger get some good tools, an air compressor, a quality tire repair kit and even a winch. Get trail wise and after you have that experience...start building it using your own experience and your own tools.
I've seen too many new owners throw money into their new jeep and not have the experience to keep and maintain one. Experience is the best thing a new jeeper can attain.
__________________
1999 Sahara
D30 w/powertrax no-slip,D35 w/ultimate 35 upgrade OX locker,4.56 gears,Air on Board, Mile Marker Winch
Warn Lockout Hubs

FIVE GRANDCHILDREN!!!!
TexasT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
drbandkgb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Murfreesboro
Posts: 139
Welcome in to WF
__________________
Be safe or die trying...
drbandkgb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 878
If your doing 90% or better onroad use you and you want to keep the factory rims with 32's you can buy wheel spacers that will add more rim clearance
__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Newnan, GA
Posts: 2
Thanks so much for the friendly welcome and advice. I'm very pleased with the looks of my Jeep with the 32's on it and the rubbing doesn't bother me at all. It only rubs in one direction and so rarely that I can't even remember whether it happens on a hard left or right turn. My wheels are stock by the way. Since my Jeep is a DD I have no plans of altering the suspension......at least until another vehicle fills the roll of dragging me back and forth to work. You guys have been a great help. I think I'll put on another set of 32's and keep on driving. I can always lift it if I start spending more time off road. Hmmmm.......Now to choose tires. I'm liking the Cooper STT's alot. Thanks again.

David

saltlife is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTT 33x12.50x15 for 31" or 32" DFW area fancherfast Texas Jeep Forum 2 01-14-2011 01:04 PM
31" coopers (4) for sale in East Texas Geo Classifieds Archive 1 11-25-2009 01:14 PM
31" tires w/ stock 15" wheels - LET ME SEE EM! TheBostonWrangler Tires & Wheels 25 08-02-2009 08:13 PM
31" on stock setup... ab8140 TJ General Discussion Forum 14 07-24-2009 08:00 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC