I have a 2006 stock TJ with the 15"x8" canyon rims. I would like to put a set of BFG All Terrain TA's on it in the 32"/11.5"/15" size. I do some very moderate off-roading.. Does any one have pictures of this setup or ideas on any problems I may encounter?
31x10.50 is the largest size tire that will fit on a stock TJ without significant rubbing. You would experience rubbing, especially on the rear tire's inside sidewall against the spring perches with the factory wheels, with 32x11.50 tires.
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just bought a 02 w/32x11.50's has after market steel wheels drives good no rubbing in turns, however I have'nt had a chance to go off road yet trying to get my stuff together to lift 4" can't stand a lowrider jeep
I've been running 32" Kumhos for about a year on my '02 with no lift and Canyon wheels. No rubbing in the back but they will rub the control arms at full turn if you don't add some washers to the stops. That said I don't off road much and most of the off pavement driving I do is on old forestry roads. Never bottomed out against my fenders or anything but there is only about 5" between the top of the tire and the bottom of the fender so it wouldn't take much to cram a tire into the fenderwell. I was told the Canyons are the widest factory wheel that Jeep offered so the 10.5s fit the factory rim. Good luck.
I currently have a 2" BB with 32's on stock Columbia edition rims. They rub the control arms at full turn but do fit w/out rubbing the fenders. So like others have mentioned you wont have much luck with 32's unless you get some new wheels or spacers. I hate the way my 32's look stuffed up inside those fenders. So the BB is coming off next weekend to make room for the RE 3.5 SF.
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I was talking to the lift specialist at my local Jeep dealership today. He told me that 32x11.5R15 would need a 2" lift. 31x10.5R15 will be fine, might have a little rub at full lock, depends on the tire. He also told me that I would probably want new rims if I went to 11.5" width (my stock alloys wheels are 15x8, 5.5 BS).
Sport01, can you send me pics of your Jeep with the 32" tires as I am considering going to 31" or 32"....and a 1" coil spring spacer....I know that the 31" tires should work with the stock height, and I think that the 32" tires may work with a 1" spacer??
<--- The pics in my Jeep Profile are at stock height with 32x11.5 Mud Terrains on aftermarket wheels. I've made some changes since these pics, but yeah, they will definitely rub with any kind of off roading at stock height.
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IMO if you're gonna go thru the motions for a 1" bbl you might as well do the 2" instead and be totally happy with the results, and not have to worry if 32"s will fit or rub when you go over a speed bump or when the voices tell you to go offroad. & there are other choices, if you're already planning on buying new wheels consider 16x8 wheel (the Rubicon has a option with 16x8 wheels so they will fit with a 2" lift) and going with a 265/75R16 tire which measures out to 32x10.50x16 it gives you the hight you're looking for without going wider than 10.50", tire cost is a little more in metric sizes. take a look at pics on bing.com or check out your local used jeep lots and see what impresses you.
32" BFG MT's on JK Moab's with 1.25" Adapters/Spacers. Stock height, but I dont do much hardcore wheeling. Just some light trails or beach. Rubs the control arm at full turn, but I will adjust the bump stops when I think about it. I just dont turn it all the way.
Check my profile for pics & specs for my 2" BB lift / 32.5"x11.5"x16 tires & wheels. The wheels were only about $60 each. You can get them at Pep Boys or order them online for next to nothing. Or you can go the Cragar soft 8s like so many others do.
32x11.5 on a stock Tj will be a nightmare offroad. Onroad, you'll have problems with curbs & speedbumps. Like others said, it's not just the front you'll have to worry about.
Yahaha- I couldn't find a goodyear duratrac tire size listed that matched 32x11.50x16, or 275/75R16. was that a typo? perhaps you meant 32x11.50x15, 285 or 265/75R16? Just wondering, I too am doing a 2" Skyjacker hydro lift and 265/75R16, and I like the way yours turned out.