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grogcummins 06-25-2013 11:01 AM

31x10.5x15 on '97 Sport
 
I know that the 31" will fit on a stock '97 Wrangler. Not sure about the 10.5 on the stock 15" rims. Any issues I need to be wary of?

Thanks.

Robertsk1 06-25-2013 11:06 AM

I had 32x11.5 on my 97 tj with the canyon style rims. Those rubbed bad when I would make relatively sharp turns.

Now i have 31x10.5 duratracs on the same rims and they don't rub on the control arms as bad, but if I max out the steering (which you shouldn't do anyway) they rub. Depending on your backspacing they may or may not rub more or less. There are ways to correct this such as adjusting the steering stops with washers so you can't turn sharp enough to a point where the tires rub. As for rubbing on the fender at full articulation, I cannot say because I've always had it lifted.

Hope this helps.

Atthehop 06-25-2013 11:18 AM

Have you added a couple of washers to the wheel stops. I run BFG AT 10.5s on Canyons and a couple of washers stopped the rub and you never miss anything on full turns.

Robertsk1 06-25-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3897550)
Have you added a couple of washers to the wheel stops. I run BFG AT 10.5s on Canyons and a couple of washers stopped the rub and you never miss anything on full turns.

I know it's a viable option I just haven't got around to it. I probably won't get around to it either since all I have to do to prevent the rub is not max out my steering

scott howard 06-25-2013 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Robertsk1 (Post 3897558)
I know it's a viable option I just haven't got around to it. I probably won't get around to it either since all I have to do to prevent the rub is not max out my steering

If you forget or hit a rock/rut while turning and damage your side walls you will wish you took the half hour to prevent the problem.

PiePuncher 06-25-2013 02:00 PM

You need to adjust the stops. It takes 5 minutes w an impact wrench, if that. It will not affect your turn radius much if at all

Holton345 06-25-2013 02:18 PM

I have used 31x10.5 BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA/KOs on stock Eco rims with a stock suspension for nine years with zero rubbing of any sort, ever, even at full lock.

Atthehop 06-25-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Holton345 (Post 3898070)
I have used 31x10.5 BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA/KOs on stock Eco rims with a stock suspension for nine years with zero rubbing of any sort, ever, even at full lock.

Your wheels must have had less back spacing than stock wheels. But like we said if you have rubbing a few cents for washers fixes it easily.

Holton345 06-25-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3898308)

Your wheels must have had less back spacing than stock wheels. But like we said if you have rubbing a few cents for washers fixes it easily.

Nope. Stock Eco rims, as I said. Zero rubbing.

Blu2002 06-25-2013 11:36 PM

Running stock Ecco rims with 31 x 10.5 Yokohama's with half tread. Had to put washers on one side as my passenger wheel was rubbing the lower arm on hard turns. I do need an alignment so that may have something to do with it.

boosh71 06-26-2013 04:17 AM

31s on my factory 15x8s here. Had to add a washer to the steering stops on each side to prevent rubbing. I plan on aftermarket wheels with less back spacing in the future. I believe you need at least a 6.5" wide wheel for a 10.5" wide tire. I'll have to check when I get to work tomorrow (tire shop).


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