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Tneal36 12-04-2011 02:30 PM

tire rub
 
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?

Palmers2000tj 12-04-2011 04:29 PM

31's will be the tallest you can run with stock

Jerry Bransford 12-04-2011 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Palmers2000tj (Post 1798298)
31's will be the tallest you can run with stock

X2, 31x10.50 is max for an unlifted TJ.

Irongrave 12-04-2011 07:05 PM

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

simonmeridew 12-04-2011 07:12 PM

31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
simonmeridew

matt_rad73 12-04-2011 07:47 PM

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.

TJNewbie 12-04-2011 09:35 PM

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!

Tolbert887 12-04-2011 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by simonmeridew
31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
simonmeridew

New rims! Or small lift like a coil spacer. Wheel spacers are an option but not a good one!

TJWenatchee 12-04-2011 10:46 PM

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

arcountryboy 12-05-2011 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simonmeridew (Post 1798807)
31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
simonmeridew

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt_rad73 (Post 1799000)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tolbert887 (Post 1799700)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJWenatchee (Post 1799756)
A washer or two behind the wheel stops. Turning radius loss is minute.


This^^^^

Instructions. Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment

Tolbert887 12-05-2011 08:43 AM

That's the correct way to fix it if u wanna rig it and tear it up ur jeep not mine lol

arcountryboy 12-05-2011 09:58 AM

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.

Tolbert887 12-05-2011 10:14 AM

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

TJNewbie 12-05-2011 03:54 PM

The OP isn't gonna have a problem with those wheels/tires rubbing suspension or steering stops. those wheels have 3-5/8 backspacing.

computeruser 12-05-2011 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simonmeridew (Post 1798807)
31x10.5x15 tires rub a suspension member on extreme left and right lock to lock in my 2004 wrangler. What to do?
simonmeridew

Don't turn to lock? If it's just a rub, I'd not worry about it for how infrequently it likely occurs.

jp2611 12-05-2011 06:37 PM

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?

Tneal36 12-05-2011 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie (Post 1799520)
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!

s14sh3r 12-05-2011 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611 (Post 1801804)
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.

Tolbert887 12-05-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611
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.

Tolbert887 12-05-2011 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s14sh3r

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

TJNewbie 12-05-2011 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tneal36 (Post 1802244)
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.

TJNewbie 12-05-2011 09:20 PM

Here's another place where tires can rub. next to the rear spring mounts.

Tmstar05 12-06-2011 05:30 AM

For less then 100$ you can buy a 1&3/4" spacer and run 33's.

DeFazio 12-06-2011 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Tmstar05
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

Tmstar05 12-06-2011 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeFazio

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

TJNewbie 12-07-2011 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeFazio (Post 1806067)
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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