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Old 12-04-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 TJ with stock suspension. My wife gave me Dick Cepek DC-2's 15x8 for my birthday. I am going with BFG ATO tires and was wanting to know what the largest tire I can run is. I may add a small lift in the future but dont have the cash for both tires and lift now. Any ideas?

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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31's will be the tallest you can run with stock

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Old 12-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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31's will be the tallest you can run with stock
X2, 31x10.50 is max for an unlifted TJ.
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31 with stock fenders if you want to cut 33s are a good fit and if your really adventurous you can get 35s to fit. IMO look up DIY highline conversion
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31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
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I was thinking that same question. I need to get the no season tires off the TJ I just bought. I will be lifting but that seems like a summer project. I know on past trucks I have used wheel spacers to stop the tires from rubbing on the frame and stuff.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #7
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Here's what a jeep looks like with no lift, 31x10.50x15s on DC2s. it will still look good with a lift on it too. I just got my DC2s in Sept. I really like them!
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31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
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New rims! Or small lift like a coil spacer. Wheel spacers are an option but not a good one!
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:46 PM   #9
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A washer or two behind the wheel stops. Turning radius loss is minute.
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31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
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I was thinking that same question. I need to get the no season tires off the TJ I just bought. I will be lifting but that seems like a summer project. I know on past trucks I have used wheel spacers to stop the tires from rubbing on the frame and stuff.
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New rims! Or small lift like a coil spacer. Wheel spacers are an option but not a good one!
Hard and expensive fix to a simple and cheap problem.

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A washer or two behind the wheel stops. Turning radius loss is minute.

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:43 AM   #11
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That's the correct way to fix it if u wanna rig it and tear it up ur jeep not mine lol
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Rig it and tear it up, you do know thats why it's called a steer stop adjustment right, it adjustable. rigging it would be wheel spacers.
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I said there not a good idea The adjustable stop is taking away from ur turning so that's also a rig job rims or lift are the only real fixes
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The OP isn't gonna have a problem with those wheels/tires rubbing suspension or steering stops. those wheels have 3-5/8 backspacing.
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31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
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Don't turn to lock? If it's just a rub, I'd not worry about it for how infrequently it likely occurs.
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Maybe this is the wrong place to ask but I have always wondered why some Jeeps can run 31's no problem in stock configuration and some can not?

I ran 31's for about 4.5-5years before lift and never rubbed, what is different that some people can and some can not? Is it year specific?

Don't really need to know --just wondered?
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Here's what a jeep looks like with no lift, 31x10.50x15s on DC2s. it will still look good with a lift on it too. I just got my DC2s in Sept. I really like them!

Thanks for you help...I actually looked at pics of your jeep to get an idea of how far the tires would stick out. I don't have a leagal issue with that in my area.

Just curious...what tires are you running? it looks great!
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Maybe this is the wrong place to ask but I have always wondered why some Jeeps can run 31's no problem in stock configuration and some can not?

I ran 31's for about 4.5-5years before lift and never rubbed, what is different that some people can and some can not? Is it year specific?

Don't really need to know --just wondered?
There are several things that factor into it. Not all 31 inch tires are the same height. Some vehicles springs may have sagged more then others. You also have to consider what the other person considers "no problem". For some, it means no rubbing whatsoever in any situation. For others, it means they rub slightly at times, but they can live with it.
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Maybe this is the wrong place to ask but I have always wondered why some Jeeps can run 31's no problem in stock configuration and some can not?

I ran 31's for about 4.5-5years before lift and never rubbed, what is different that some people can and some can not? Is it year specific?

Don't really need to know --just wondered?
No it's more than likely the rims they use and the back spacing they have.
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There are several things that factor into it. Not all 31 inch tires are the same height. Some vehicles springs may have sagged more then others. You also have to consider what the other person considers "no problem". For some, it means no rubbing whatsoever in any situation. For others, it means they rub slightly at times, but they can live with it.
Very true
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Thanks for you help...I actually looked at pics of your jeep to get an idea of how far the tires would stick out. I don't have a leagal issue with that in my area.

Just curious...what tires are you running? it looks great!
Thanks, They are GoodYear Duratracs listed as 33x12.50x15, but when I measured them they're actually 32x11.50x15.
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Here's another place where tires can rub. next to the rear spring mounts.
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For less then 100$ you can buy a 1&3/4" spacer and run 33's.
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For less then 100$ you can buy a 1&3/4" spacer and run 33's.
I've got a lift like that and want to run 33s but it seems as if I'm facing a lot of opposition to it with people on the forum saying it wouldn't be good offroad like that and others saying I could fit 33s into stock if i wanted to
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I've got a lift like that and want to run 33s but it seems as if I'm facing a lot of opposition to it with people on the forum saying it wouldn't be good offroad like that and others saying I could fit 33s into stock if i wanted to
Well I have a 4.5 inch rubi exp super flex lift with an 1&3/4 spacer and my jeep does wonders. I haven't had no problems off roading on roading or pulling my trailer
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I've got a lift like that and want to run 33s but it seems as if I'm facing a lot of opposition to it with people on the forum saying it wouldn't be good offroad like that and others saying I could fit 33s into stock if i wanted to
We just want you to be aware of the possibilities, some people have had bad expieriences with wheel spacers, others haven't ever had a problem. If you go that route just be sure to go with good quality spacers and check your torque on your spacer mounts after 50 miles.

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