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Old 10-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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32x11.5 on stock wheels?

Will 32x11.5 fit under my 2005 TJ if they're mounted on my stock aluminum wheels or will they rub the rear spring perch? It has a 2.5 inch lift with 31s now, but I'd like to go up a size. I don't want to spring for new wheels and I can't run wheel spacers in my state.

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Old 10-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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I bought my TJ with 32x11.5 tires on stock Jeep rims (they were 15x8). Was also running OME 2" suspension lift.
Had no rubbing on the rear spring perch (even with mild off-roading) but it was very close.
Had to put washers on the front steering stops to stop front tires rubbing at full lock.

Different tire manufacturers will have slightly different sizes though - mine were Nankang Mudstars.

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've done some research on several tires that I'm interested in and the 32s seem to be just shy of an actual inch wider than the 31s. I'll have to check exactly how much space I have available. Were the washers hard to add?
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I've done some research on several tires that I'm interested in and the 32s seem to be just shy of an actual inch wider than the 31s. I'll have to check exactly how much space I have available. Were the washers hard to add?
I'm looking at 32's as well and like the Cooper Discoverer STTs. What brand tires are you considering?
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I'm looking at 32's as well and like the Cooper Discoverer STTs. What brand tires are you considering?
I'm looking at BF Goodrich All Terrain TA, Goodyear Duratrac, Kelly Safari TSR, and Falken Wildpeak. Not sure what I'll end up with.
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They also make a 33x10.5 a little taller but more narrow
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Just for because, here's my Jeep when I ran 32X11.50 Wildpeaks on stock Canyon wheels with 2" lift.

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When I bought my jeep it also had 32x11.5 on stock wheels.
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Note that unless the rear axle's track bar length has been adjusted with an aftermarket track bar or a trackbar relocation bracket, the axle will not be centered when you have a suspension lift. That means the rear tires will be closer to the spring perch on the driver's side than the passenger side. With an 11.5" wide tire, that puts the driver's side tire's inside sidewall very close to the spring perch.

This is also true with the front axle but the axle will shift towards the driver's side instead. But the issue is more important with the rear axle, keep an eye on the driver's side tire's inside sidewall to make sure it has enough clearance.

Aftermarket wheels give more inside sidewall clearance since they don't have as much backspacing as the factory wheels do.
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Note that unless the rear axle's track bar length has been adjusted with an aftermarket track bar or a trackbar relocation bracket, the axle will not be centered when you have a suspension lift. That means the rear tires will be closer to the spring perch on the driver's side than the passenger side. With an 11.5" wide tire, that puts the driver's side tire's inside sidewall very close to the spring perch.
I should note that in the pic of mine above I also had 1.5" wheel spacers on it to alleviate this issue.
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Note that unless the rear axle's track bar length has been adjusted with an aftermarket track bar or a trackbar relocation bracket, the axle will not be centered when you have a suspension lift. That means the rear tires will be closer to the spring perch on the driver's side than the passenger side. With an 11.5" wide tire, that puts the driver's side tire's inside sidewall very close to the spring perch. This is also true with the front axle but the axle will shift towards the driver's side instead. But the issue is more important with the rear axle, keep an eye on the driver's side tire's inside sidewall to make sure it has enough clearance. Aftermarket wheels give more inside sidewall clearance since they don't have as much backspacing as the factory wheels do.
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I did my research before getting my lift and read about the rear axle being offset after the lift, so I got the track bar relocation bracket with my kit. Ideally I need an adjustable track bar in the front now.

Sounds like if I go with anything other than the 31-10.50s I have on it now I'll have to look for a good deal on some aftermarket wheels. Maybe I should start saving my pennies.
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I should note that in the pic of mine above I also had 1.5" wheel spacers on it to alleviate this issue.
Thanks. I was going to ask that question.

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