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Old 06-13-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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So here is my Jeep showing how much my Spidertrax spacers push the wheels past the flares. The tires are Dick Cepek 31X10.5X15 on stock Canyon rims. It pushes the tires out enough that they do not rub on the control arms. I could easily get away with a 11.5, but 12.5 might rub.

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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Looks good, they don't stick out too far.

An alternative to buying wheel spacers for that problem is to simply add a washer or two on the two steering stop bolts to stop the minor rubbing you encountered. That's how most cure the minor rubbing that 31x10.50 tires can sometimes, not always, occur when mounted on the factory wheels.

Here's how... Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment

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That does look good, and thanks for posting the info on the washer trick Jerry. Was just about to buy a set of spacers for the stock wheels I traded up for my tire downsize to 31's that are rubbing a little.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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Yea I knew about the washer trick, but love my turning radius. I know it only limits it a little bit, but hey it is what I wanted and bought that along with some other stuff. I flew it under the radar with my wife cause she did not like the rubbing. Ha ha.
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Hmmm......wider is better, right? No rubbing, and stability is increased.

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Yea I knew about the washer trick, but love my turning radius. I know it only limits it a little bit...
I honestly cannot tell that it increased the turning radius. Obviously it did, a tad, but not enough to really notice. When I later installed wheels with less backspacing where I no longer needed the two washers I had under each stop bolt, I did not bother removing the washers. It still had the extremely tight turning radius that Jeeps are famous for, it wasn't affected enough by the washers to even notice.

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