|10-05-2008 12:09 AM|
Here is an example. My jeep when I bought it with a factory wheel 15x8 with 5.25'' backspacing and a 31.10.5 tire.
Here is what it did to the tire......
You can see where the rubber bumpers pressed into the tire. As a result the tire is now CRAP. I mounted it to the jeep and set it on the ground and the side wall bubbles out in those locations and is very thin.
|10-04-2008 11:19 PM|
|Jma20a||a 31x10.5 will fit, anything wider might have an issue. my friend was able to fit a 32x11.5 with just enough room. a 33" tire or a tire wider will need a spacer ot new carrier|
|10-04-2008 11:16 PM|
|10-04-2008 11:13 PM|
|Jma20a||with a 31" tire you shouldn't have to do anything with the stock tire carrier. if you go upto a 32 or 33" tire you should then need to look at n adapter for the tire.|
|10-04-2008 10:48 PM|
As long as the tires are the same size you are good to go! They don't need to be the same brand.
As for modding the stock tire carrier for a 31x10.5 there are a couple ways to do it.
1. You can cut/shave down the rubber bumpers that the tire rest against. FREE.
2. You can buy a different tire mount like the factory one that pushes the mounting surface out farther. ...such as this, exp....Olympic 4x4 Products 707-401 - Olympic 4X4 Products Heavy Duty Tire Carrier for 76-06 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7, Wrangler YJ, TJ, Unlimited & Cherokee XJ - Quadratec
3. An after market bumper with a tire carrier.
4. An after market body mount tire carrier. Such as this....,exp,.... Bestop 61960-01 - HighRock 4x4™ Oversize Tire Carrier for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
|10-04-2008 08:54 PM|
I have a 99 wrangler sport with 31x10.5 tires basically pretty stock otherwise. So I have a couple questions?
Found out that my spare was a differant size them my drive tires. The drive tires are 31x10.5 BFG Baja. I replaced the spare with a diffeant brand 31x10.5. Does the spare need to be the same brand a make or just the same zize to be a spare.
Second question is what can I do for a tire carrier as the stock mount on the door one a little tight. Is tehre a way to do a somple mod to the standard tire care without replacing the whole rear bumper with a oversize carrier.