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Old 02-24-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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What is the most economic way...........

to put 32" tires on a stock 2002 Sport? What do I need to have enough clearance so they do not rub? Just looking for the easiest way to do this. Does not look like there is alot of off roading in the future, just regular driving with the chance of pulling a pop up tent camper. Going for the look more than anything else. Thanks, Scooby

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I had 32" Pro Comp MT's on with no lift. They only measured 30.5" and on a soft 8, I had no issues. If anything, do a 1.25 body lift and you'll be good to go. My 2 cents

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to put 32" tires on a stock 2002 Sport? What do I need to have enough clearance so they do not rub? Just looking for the easiest way to do this. Does not look like there is alot of off roading in the future, just regular driving with the chance of pulling a pop up tent camper. Going for the look more than anything else. Thanks, Scooby
Yep, the cheapest way would be a body lift and some cheesy steelies. Wouldn't look good, but its the cheapest way

But if your after "The Look" the black steelie with some mall terrains on it is the ultimate poser set up.
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Yep, the cheapest way would be a body lift and some cheesy steelies. Wouldn't look good, but its the cheapest way

But if your after "The Look" the black steelie with some mall terrains on it is the ultimate poser set up.
mall terrains. It'll look decent.
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You can go cheap or good, if you do the body lift please save yourself some problems and do the motor lift too, when the body goes up so does the radiator and fan shroud while the fan stays in the same spot, see what I mean. I did 2" spacer lift and used 07 rubi shocks and it cost me less than $100, the shocks I got from a guy who had his rubi lifted brand new out of the box by the dealer, they had -0- miles on them or whatever mileage they get between the assembly line and being rolled off the truck at the dealers lot.
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Yep, the cheapest way would be a body lift and some cheesy steelies. Wouldn't look good, but its the cheapest way

But if your after "The Look" the black steelie with some mall terrains on it is the ultimate poser set up.

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I have read before that you call some tires "mall terrains", but Iam not sure what that means, could you please clear this up for me? Thanks, Scooby
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You can go cheap or good, if you do the body lift please save yourself some problems and do the motor lift too, when the body goes up so does the radiator and fan shroud while the fan stays in the same spot, see what I mean. I did 2" spacer lift and used 07 rubi shocks and it cost me less than $100, the shocks I got from a guy who had his rubi lifted brand new out of the box by the dealer, they had -0- miles on them or whatever mileage they get between the assembly line and being rolled off the truck at the dealers lot.

Are the Rubi shocks longer? I like the idea of a 2" coil spacers and Rubi shocks for $100.00! This would work for 32" tires? Thanks again, Scooby
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how many times have you asked this?

if you do a body lift you do not have to do a MML. and don't listen to the people that say you should do a MML to avoid messing with the radiator and fan shroud. putting the brackets on for the fan shroud is far easier and less time consuming than a MML.

i don't think that TJ rubi shocks are any longer. just get a BB with shocks and be done with it. if you don't wanna shell out the money for new shocks then get shock extenders/BPE's from rocky road outfitters for like $60 (pair of front and rear). the shock extenders with coil spacers would be very cheap and would let you keep the stock shocks and a stock ride.
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how many times have you asked this?

if you do a body lift you do not have to do a MML. and don't listen to the people that say you should do a MML to avoid messing with the radiator and fan shroud. putting the brackets on for the fan shroud is far easier and less time consuming than a MML.

i don't think that TJ rubi shocks are any longer. just get a BB with shocks and be done with it. if you don't wanna shell out the money for new shocks then get shock extenders/BPE's from rocky road outfitters for like $60 (pair of front and rear). the shock extenders with coil spacers would be very cheap and would let you keep the stock shocks and a stock ride.

Sorry, I guess I did not read the limitations for the board.
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how many times have you asked this?

if you do a body lift you do not have to do a MML. and don't listen to the people that say you should do a MML to avoid messing with the radiator and fan shroud. putting the brackets on for the fan shroud is far easier and less time consuming than a MML.

i don't think that TJ rubi shocks are any longer. just get a BB with shocks and be done with it. if you don't wanna shell out the money for new shocks then get shock extenders/BPE's from rocky road outfitters for like $60 (pair of front and rear). the shock extenders with coil spacers would be very cheap and would let you keep the stock shocks and a stock ride.
My BL came with no brackets for the fan shroud and was impossible to get a drill in there to move the shroud. I found the mml to be a quite simple job.
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My BL came with no brackets for the fan shroud and was impossible to get a drill in there to move the shroud. I found the mml to be a quite simple job.
Yes, two people, floor jack, couple of pry bars, some scrap 2x4's, 15 minute job. Also you don't have to futz with the shifter either.
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I have read before that you call some tires "mall terrains", but Iam not sure what that means, could you please clear this up for me? Thanks, Scooby
Mall terrains is just another name for All terrains. Since they are made mainly for mall cruising many (like myself) call them Mall Terrains. They would go perfect on a set of black steelies

To help, here is a couple pictures of MALL Terrain tires






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BFG AT maybe a mall terrain, but after killing my Pro Suck MT's in 5 months, I cant wait to get the bfgs. that is all
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its not "mall terrains" I see them as "balls terrain"..
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Mall terrains is just another name for All terrains
SUV Tires are mall terrains.

SUV Tires



ATs


See the difference?
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SUV Tires are mall terrains.

SUV Tires



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See the difference?
SUV tires are street tires.

All Terrains ARE MALL Terrains.
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and how do you get to the mall?

anyhow to the original question, if you're not planning on going with bigger tires than 32s, i'd get 1" coil spacers and thats all. 25 bucks a pair makes it cheaper than a bl. 50 vs 80 or 90 and you wont have any gaps to cover.
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The expensive part of him going to 32's is not the lift. That is cheap and easy. His problem is the 11.5 tires and the rubbing they are going to cause. With factory rims and their 5.5" backspace is not going to be enough to stop the wheels from rubbing. he either needs different wheels (cheasy steelies) or a set of wheel spacers. Either way its a big added expense.
If money is that tight Scooby I would just go with a set of 31X10.5 MALL Terrains (like I posted pictures of) on your factory wheels. You will need no lift or anyhting at all and most of the people at the mall wont know the difference between a 31 and a 32.
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and how do you get to the mall?

In your case, on MALL terrain tires

or are you runing street tires now?
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but people can tell stick on armor at the mall.
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In your case, on MALL terrain tires

or are you runing street tires now?
actually on my 35s not 33s
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actually on my 35s not 33s
35" mall terrains or street tires, they must be making them speed bumps you "wheel" on big now days
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actually they are ALL TERRAINS
thats a 3-4 foot speed bump as you call it.


When my gf uploads pics from the weekend trip i'll post few more pics.

But those 35s handle the 2 feet of snow out in the country great.

btw i didnt know you go through mud, snow, sand, rocks and other stuff to get to the mall.
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Mall terrains, I see. Don't get all defencive Trip. For some people mall terrains are the perfect choice. Like when all your "wheeling" is done in the city and on the streets.
If your going to spend all your time on the road running around town there is really no need for a mud tire. Your better off them rather then having to listen to a mud tire when all your after is "the Look". Which is why they created the Mall terrain.

You should take that thing to an off road park at least once. If nothing else to get some pics
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I am ditching my MT's for Mall Terrains only because I do 1000 miles a week back and forth to work and school and MT's wore down to fast. I need a tire that will get long wear. I'm going to miss the sound of the mt's howling down the road.
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I am ditching my MT's for Mall Terrains only because I do 1000 miles a week back and forth to work and school and MT's wore down to fast. I need a tire that will get long wear. I'm going to miss the sound of the mt's howling down the road.
I have 45K on my Mickey Thompson MTZ's right now and still have 11/32'nd of an inch of tread left. Enough to make me to about 50-55K. But I will change them out in about a month or 2 for new ones.
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I didn't know the MTZ got that kind of milage. Damm, wish I researched first.
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You should take that thing to an off road park at least once. If nothing else to get some pics

once it warms up i will. the problem i have now is its over 100 miles to get to the CLOSEST offroad park.

i took it around my gf grandfathers farm through those small dirt roads today.

got some mud on it but it was just too frozen.
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once it warms up i will. the problem i have now is its over 100 miles to get to the CLOSEST offroad park.

i took it around my gf grandfathers farm through those small dirt roads today.

got some mud on it but it was just too frozen.
I feel your pain. I wish I was that close to a place to wheel. The closest one to us (Omaha, Nebraska) is Tuttle Creek ORV in Randolph Kansas. 195 miles from my driveway to the park entrance. We go every chance we get though. In the summer its every month for a weekend in the winter its about every other month. The snow and cold makes it like all new trials.

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