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Old 09-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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32s on Stock 2005?

I have a 2005 Wrangler Sport. Can I put 32's on there without them rubbing on anything? I believe I have 30's on there right now

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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I believe the regular tjs come with 29" stock. Rubicons have 31". I'm running 32" with no problem and no lift at the moment so you should be fine.

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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I believe the regular tjs come with 29" stock. Rubicons have 31". I'm running 32" with no problem and no lift at the moment so you should be fine.
^This exactly...well, not exactly. I'm running 265/75r16 which is roughly the same as a 32x10.50, and I'm having no problems so far.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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im running a jk rubi rims (6 inch back space) with 1.5inch spidertrax adapters and 255/75/r17 which is a 32x10 and i rub on my control arms at full lock
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my is a 05 with 33x10.5x15 and dont rub and i got stock suspension. my rim is 15x8. but i want to get me a 15x10, but i dont know if its gona rub or not!. but so far im good on my 33's no need of cutting into the flares or anything. so u should be good on 32's.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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thanks guys. Now, as far as the 2" level kit:

Will there be a notable visual difference with just the 2" level? Or would I have to get a body lift to make it look a little bigger?
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I'm running the 265 x 75 x 16, on a stock suspension. The only problem I have ever had is when I make tight turns, then it rubs on the control arms. The goodyear wrangler tires are mounted on stock 2005 Rubicon wheels.
I now have a 1 1/4 inch body lift, and tummy tuck. Believe it or not it's still rubs on the control arms.
But I am not a rock crawler, I am more of a desert crawler or fire road driver but mostly a street driver.
As stated above, my tires are 31.6 x 10.43 x 16" Almost a 32" x 10.50" but not quite. I think with aftermarket wheels with a better back spacing there would be no problem with rubbing on the control arms.
I would think for Rock crawling my setup is
not so good.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:46 AM   #8
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Well I wound up getting the 2" budget boost and 32" tires. Only rode it 20 miles so far and didn't notice any rubbing or vibrations and hopefully it will stay that way.

I didn't, however, get a 5th 32" tire for my spare. Can I just use my stock 30" tire as a spare, or would that damage the jeep? Do I HAVE to get a 32" spare? And, if so, do I have to get anything extra for the mount? Or can the stock setup on the door handle a 32" tire?
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Did you really start this thread 2 years ago then come back to it like no time had passed or is this a glitch in the system? I had to look at the dates a few times to figure out what happened.. You didn't miss a beat.. Sorry, just thought that was funny..
Anyway, what 32's did you end up with? I'm also looking at new tires but will have a 2" Teraflex lift installed in a few days. I'm leaning toward the Duratracs but they don't come in a 32" size so thinking 31's. Thanks!
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Did you really start this thread 2 years ago then come back to it like no time had passed or is this a glitch in the system? I had to look at the dates a few times to figure out what happened.. You didn't miss a beat.. Sorry, just thought that was funny..
Anyway, what 32's did you end up with? I'm also looking at new tires but will have a 2" Teraflex lift installed in a few days. I'm leaning toward the Duratracs but they don't come in a 32" size so thinking 31's. Thanks!

I'm guessing it was a glitch because this was all very recent.

I got the 32" BF Goodrich All Terrain and they look great!

Still wondering about whether or not I can get away with my 30" as spare though??? And, if not, do I need any extra equipment for the tire support on the back?
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According to other threads, you can have a 32 on the tire mount with no issue.
I would suggest getting a matching 32. Why run lopsided and possibly damage your rig by running a smaller tire (even for a little distance)
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Haha.. sound good. BFG's are actually my second choice so I guess we will see.

Weight wise I don't think adding a 32" spare to the tailgate will be a problem. Maybe obscure your 3d brake light a little??? maybe..?
Running a 30" spare on the vehicle for a short time should be OK. Look at all those cars out there running that 8" spare donut tire!
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According to other threads, you can have a 32 on the tire mount with no issue.
I would suggest getting a matching 32. Why run lopsided and possibly damage your rig by running a smaller tire (even for a little distance)
Thanks man. Yeah I agree, but the piggy bank is empty so it'll have to wait. Maybe black friday!!??

And with the spare: yeah I've read the same thing. But, just by looking at the setup for the stock tire, it looks like it JUST fits in there perfectly - just under the 3rd brake light. So I don't understand how a 32" tire could squeeze in. I guess I'll find out soon enough
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:09 AM   #14
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Thanks man. Yeah I agree, but the piggy bank is empty so it'll have to wait. Maybe black friday!!?? And with the spare: yeah I've read the same thing. But, just by looking at the setup for the stock tire, it looks like it JUST fits in there perfectly - just under the 3rd brake light. So I don't understand how a 32" tire could squeeze in. I guess I'll find out soon enough
a 32" spare will fit fine, it'll be tight on the 3rd brake light and rub the bumper when the gate is closed but that also helps take the weight off of the tailgate. I would also not run a 30" spare with a 32" tire. That would only cause problems with the axle. Instead just pick up from harbor freight a tire repair kit and ac air compressor for under $20. I just picked them up to keep in my jeep even though I run 32s including the spare. It just isn't matching so I'd prefer not to use it and just patch the tire on the spot.
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Stack 1/2" washers under the 3rd brake light. The factory bolts are long enough. Add as many as you need to clear the 32" tire.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #16
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I'm guessing it was a glitch because this was all very recent.

I got the 32" BF Goodrich All Terrain and they look great!

Still wondering about whether or not I can get away with my 30" as spare though??? And, if not, do I need any extra equipment for the tire support on the back?
My mechanic tells me that the smaller spare is ok for an emergency - get you home on the road use. It is NOT ok for 4wd off-road use. If you are going to go off-road, you should have the appropriate spare.
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I don't know about a HF tire repair kit. I've had some cheap sets bend on me trying to get through car tires in the past. I picked up a very sturdy ARB kit from 4 wheel parts. Worked excellent on 2 of my ATV tires last trip...multiple times.
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Stack 1/2" washers under the 3rd brake light. The factory bolts are long enough. Add as many as you need to clear the 32" tire.
Do you mean disconnect the 3rd brake light and then put the washers in place? (sorry I just want to make sure I understand you right).

And I don't really do any heavy off-roading. Maybe I will some day but haven't as of yet (as far as using my stock 30" as a spare).

for that matter... do you know how much I could sell my stock rims for? I could sell 4 or even all 5 and put the money towards a 32" spare tire i guess
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If you take the spare off, youll see the third brake is mounted on the carrier. You'll need a 1/2" socket to remove the 4 light mount bolts on top of the carrier. Once out, put some washers under the brake light and put the bolts back in. When I had the third brake light,I used 4 washers on each bolt and it cleared fine.

As for price on rims, what style and it all depends on your area market.
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If you take the spare off, youll see the third brake is mounted on the carrier. You'll need a 1/2" socket to remove the 4 light mount bolts on top of the carrier. Once out, put some washers under the brake light and put the bolts back in. When I had the third brake light,I used 4 washers on each bolt and it cleared fine.

As for price on rims, what style and it all depends on your area market.
Awesome thanks I'll try that when I get the tire... some day.
The rims are original Jeep alloy rims. 15" that had 30" tires on them. Very good condition
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I have a 2005 Wrangler Sport. Can I put 32's on there without them rubbing on anything?
No...you'll rub something when flexed unless you increase your bumpstop i.e. limit your up travel. I have 32's w/ and OME 2.5 kit. I also had to adjust the steering stops a tad.

I can't believe this thread went this long without correct info. According to Jim Allen's book I keep next to the can, you need about 2". Quadratec thinks so too.

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No...you'll rub something when flexed unless you increase your bumpstop i.e. limit your up travel. I have 32's w/ and OME 2.5 kit. I also had to adjust the steering stops a tad.

I can't believe this thread went this long without correct info. According to Jim Allen's book I keep next to the can, you need about 2". Quadratec thinks so too.

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ha thanks. I wound up getting a 2" Budget Boost, 32" tires, and finally went with aftermarket wheels: 15" with a 3.75" backspace. So far so good it seems. Haven't rubbed at full turn.

Only put about 100 miles on it so far. The only thing I've noticed is that the stick shift shakes a little bit in FIRST gear... and only when I apply a certain amount of gas. Not sure what that's about???
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ha thanks. I wound up getting a 2" Budget Boost, 32" tires, and finally went with aftermarket wheels: 15" with a 3.75" backspace. So far so good it seems. Haven't rubbed at full turn.

Only put about 100 miles on it so far. The only thing I've noticed is that the stick shift shakes a little bit in FIRST gear... and only when I apply a certain amount of gas. Not sure what that's about???
Drop the tcase down with 2 washers on each bolt

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