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Old 11-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Help with fender flare coverage please

I'm looking at MT Classic II 15x8 with Cooper STT 32/11.5R15. I know the MT wheel has less backspace than is ideal but choice is limited over here unfortunately and they do look good!

My question is whether a 7" fender flare will provide full coverage of the tyre. It's pretty strict here and basically the tyre can't hang out the flare. Does anyone have this setup?

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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The 7" flares will completely cover the tread of a 33x12.5" with 4" of backspace... you should be fine!

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have the MT Classic locks with 33/12.5/15 trail Grapplers and with a 7" flare I get just a bit sticking out so the 11.5 should be well covered.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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My recommendation would be get different wheels with more appropriate back spacing. I regret mine.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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32X11.50X15 Cooper STT's on 15X8 wheels with a 3.75" BS on factory non-Rubi flares. Looks like a 6" flare would do fine.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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Stock Rubicon flares before



7" flares after





Like I said mine are 33x12.5 and the backspace is 3.625" on the classic locks. The wheels with 4" backspace will be fine.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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Second one in line, the red one...

33x12.5x15 mounted on 4" back space rims with Rugged Ridge 7" flares.
Fully covered, Amazon has them for $154.
Rugged Ridge 11608.11 7" Fender Flare Kit for TJ Jeep Wrangler 1997-2006 - 6 Piece : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:12 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. Looks like these are the way to go. I'd prefer not to have to, but the Police are pretty uncompromising over here with any kind of modified car so I don't want to be getting pulled over every time I drive the thing. I'll be importing from the US too. Prices over here are ridiculous. Thanks again.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Looks like these are the way to go. I'd prefer not to have to, but the Police are pretty uncompromising over here with any kind of modified car so I don't want to be getting pulled over every time I drive the thing. I'll be importing from the US too. Prices over here are ridiculous. Thanks again.
Would it still be considered legal if you trimmed the downward overhang off of the outer edge?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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There are all kinds of parameters. Distance from wheel, percentage of circumference, etc! It's all in legal speak too which never helps. The main rule is that if you look down from directly above, you must not see any tread. Sidewall and wheel is sort of OK, but even then it can only be about an inch visible.
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There are all kinds of parameters. Distance from wheel, percentage of circumference, etc! It's all in legal speak too which never helps. The main rule is that if you look down from directly above, you must not see any tread. Sidewall and wheel is sort of OK, but even then it can only be about an inch visible.
Wow, that sucks. Where are you?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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England!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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I have the 7" flares on my 97 with 15X10's, 3.75 backspace and 33X12.50 Toyo MTs. They're right out at the edge, but still covered.

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