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Old 04-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Tire question on stock Rubicon wheel

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I'm in the process of adding a lift/tires/bumpers to my 04' Rubicon. I am going with the 3" Teraflex lift kit and want to run the stock 16" Rubi wheels. I am leaning towards BFG MT KM2's in 33"s. Is it possible to run a 11.5" wide tire WITHOUT any rubbing (at all)?

Also, any opinions on the ARB front/rear bumpers?

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ARB bumpers are big and wide. I'd look into AtoZs stubby bumpers. you might rub a little on the control arms with a 11.5 wide tire on the stock rubi wheels on a TJ. if you rub on plastic cut and bump stop

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Hey guys....new member here.

I'm in the process of adding a lift/tires/bumpers to my 04' Rubicon. I am going with the 3" Teraflex lift kit and want to run the stock 16" Rubi wheels. I am leaning towards BFG MT KM2's in 33"s. Is it possible to run a 11.5" wide tire WITHOUT any rubbing (at all)?

Also, any opinions on the ARB front/rear bumpers?

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Its going to be really close on the tires but I would have to say NO. Not without any rubbing "at all". I know a couple on rubicon owners that have run 285's without rubbing. But most the time you are going to need a wheel spacer or a rim with just a little more backspacing.

ARB makes great stuff. Never owned one of thier bumpers because they were just not the style I was after. But they are great quality.
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Thanks for the quick responses!

Since I want to keep the stock Rubi wheels and would prefer not to run spacers, I guess I need to look at 10.5" wide tire then.


I seem to be having a little trouble figuring out exactly what winches will work with the ARB bumpers. The ARB site does not appear to list the info. I have a Warn X8000i. I am wandering if the winch will fit.
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My 285/75's rub the tiniest bit on the passenger side but that is because my axle is shifted over, if it was squared up it would not rub. Been that way for 18 months and it has rubbed the powdercoat off my Teraflex arms, but that's it. Stock lowers, who knows. And this is on Moabs, no spacers.
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You have found a 33x11.50x16" BFG MT KM2?
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You have found a 33x11.50x16" BFG MT KM2?
Maybe a 33.1x11.3x16?
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Zone 3-inch lift with stock bumpers. Moab rims with 285-75-16 BFG MTs and no rubbing. Axle centered and two washers on each stop. No spacers used.

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