Iam not sure if the answer is obvious, or if I should have paid more attention in geometry. I have 30" tires, I want to install 31" tires, but if all Iam gaining is 1" will it fill the wheel well with a noticeable difference? I have about a 5 1/2" average space between the tire and the flare. I guess Iam having a hard time invisioning what it would look like, and if it would be worth spending the money. Thanks, Scooby
Theoretically, yes it's only .5" of difference.... BUT - you can get allot more tehnical than that - different brands of tires measure out differently, even different tire sizes of the same brand and make run different true dimmensions, plus you could be comparing the worn tread of your current tires to new tread.... So you could spreadsheet the whole thing out - then find out your margin of error is bigger than the numbers you are dialing in...
So just do it - it should turn out just fine.
If you don't like it, you could always add a 1" BL to it - We tend to like stock Rubicons on the 31's better with a 1' BL. just jmo....
I thought about doing that with my LJ instead of the 2" BB and 32s to save some bucks. Then I saw an LJ just like mine, even black, with 31" BFG ATs, same as I was gonna get, and it didn't look that much different than mine with the 30s I have on now. With the LJs length I really need a minimum of 2" and 32s to look decent I think.
It's not that big of a price jump to get the BB and 32s. That would be my suggestion FWIW.
Location: im in Ga. for now but gettin ready to go over seas
hey 31s are good thats what i put on mine the main thing is the type of tread you get AT is good for high way drivin and ok for muddin MT which is what i got give it a very aggressive look works great for road travel and of course great muddin tire but you loose alittle turn radius you can still turn all the way but when you do the tread rubs but to me the pros outweigh the cons by far hope that helps