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Stu272 01-10-2012 09:24 PM

Tire Questions Jeep
I just bought a Jeep and I noticed that if I turn the wheel all the way the tires rub on the leaf springs. The tires are Goodyear Wrangler with the dimentions of 31x10.50r15lt. I know that these aren't the stock tires but I think they are the stock rims. Any suggestion on what to do to solve this problem. I also want to add that the tires that are on the jeep now, have very low tread and are going to need to be replaced soon.

banks316 01-10-2012 09:29 PM

To fix this problem you either need wheel spacers or new wheels with a different backspacing. Getting new tires wont help unless you go back to stock size.

daddyjeep 01-11-2012 03:39 PM

There is a stop on the passenger side knuckle that can be adjusted to limit the distance that your tires turn. It is just a bolt with a lock nut. Wheels or spacers will also fix your problem as banks316 mentioned. Back when I had 31's I put 1/2" spacers on and still had to adjust my steering stops a little.

okjeeping 01-15-2012 08:37 AM

Get new wheels with shallow back spacing. You can do spacers but it almost costs the same.

FishHunt 01-15-2012 09:19 AM

Get new spacers...that's what I did when I purchased my jeep... The 31 x 10's that the prior owner put on, rubbed. JC Whitney has them. I think I paid 79.00 per pair? Search on line for the best price.

Ricola 01-15-2012 10:16 AM

I like the new time idea. I got some sweet time at discount tire, $80 a pop. I run 31s no rub ... My wife has 33s with spacers and they rub...

Ricola 01-15-2012 10:17 AM

Rims dam auto correct!!!

yeaup-yeaup 01-15-2012 10:37 AM

I would look into new tires an rims. I picked up a set of 4 33x12.5 on dick Cepek rims for around 1200$ from tire rack. Came mounted and balanced. Got home put em on no rub.

copleydad 01-15-2012 12:44 PM

I just don't turn the wheel that far anymore. Works like a charm, and didn't hardly cost me anything.

Trashmouth 03-05-2012 11:05 PM

regarding tire size
Hello everyone. First time on this forum & I am enjoying reading all this info. What's the largest & tallest tires I can fit on my stock rims.Everything is stock & I don't want to put a lift on it & change anything. 95 with 4.0 auto. thanks.

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