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Unread 03-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #31096
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Waiting on my lift from kolak then there will be no rubbing got one question though what type of wheel offset should I run to stop rubbing on my lca I'm running stock wheels now

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Unread 03-19-2014, 10:10 AM   #31097
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For everyone who says rubbing is such a huge deal, just wait a couple months until I throw some pizza cutter 32s under mine with no lift. Then we'll find out what it takes to fix the rubbing
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Unread 03-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #31098
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Idk why you want to put 31s or 32s under a stock zj you won't be able to flex at all and will most likely destroy the tires just lift is or stick to stock size tires til you lift it I see that a lot where I live all these jeeps with huge tires and no lifts more on wranglers and you can see where the fender flare has a semi circle worn in it from the tires but most of the jeeps around here are mall crawlers and never see mud or dirt I watch them all the time slowing down for rail road crossings and potholes I cross the same tracks every day with my lower car and don't even attempt to slow down lol.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 11:48 AM   #31099
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Idk why you want to put 31s or 32s under a stock zj you won't be able to flex at all and will most likely destroy the tires just lift is or stick to stock size tires til you lift it I see that a lot where I live all these jeeps with huge tires and no lifts more on wranglers and you can see where the fender flare has a semi circle worn in it from the tires but most of the jeeps around here are mall crawlers and never see mud or dirt I watch them all the time slowing down for rail road crossings and potholes I cross the same tracks every day with my lower car and don't even attempt to slow down lol.
It'll flex fine, lol. I've flexed it with my snow tires on (235/70R16) and done some measuring. There's enough space to fit 235/85R16s under there. They won't hit the fenders easily as they're still skinny. They'll be on stock wheels, so they won't be pushed out a bunch either. They'll probably rub the LCAs at full lock, but I don't mind giving up a bit of turning radius. They'll stuff perfectly in the rear. In the front, I think I'll need adjustable CAs to pull the axle back a 1/4 inch or so to keep them off the fender liners. They should just fit when stuffed. Worst case, I do a little trimming or other work to make them fit, and if it's really bad, I sell them and get some 215/85R16s (skinny 31s) as those will fit effortlessly with room to spare.

They'll also only be on for wheeling trips, as I have 2 other sets to run for street use in summer / winter. In addition, for the couple of times a year it gets wheeled, I absolutely refuse to lift my DD. It drinks enough gas, etc. as-is.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #31100
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There's enough space to fit 235/85R16s under there. Worst case, I do a little trimming or other work to make them fit, and if it's really bad, I sell them and get some 215/85R16s (skinny 31s) as those will fit effortlessly with room to spare.

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Are you aware that 215 & 235/85R16 only come in Load Range E(10 ply rating)?
Why would you want 10 ply?
You don't have a 1 ton ZJ.
Don't even mention increased puncture resistance.... That's a bunch of B.S.
Stiffer tires don't flex enough and are more prone to puncture, rather than flex around an object.

I see it every day at work.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:35 PM   #31101
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Are you aware that 215 & 235/85R16 only come in Load Range E(10 ply rating)?
Why would you want 10 ply?
You don't have a 1 ton ZJ.
Don't even mention increased puncture resistance.... That's a bunch of B.S.
Stiffer tires don't flex enough and are more prone to puncture, rather than flex around an object.

I see it every day at work.
I don't particularly want a load range E tire, but in the tall, skinny sizes that'll fit under my ZJ without a lift or lots of trimming, there's no choice. As long as they don't self-destruct on the trail, it'll be fine. If it rides like crap, no big deal, the only time they'll see pavement is driving to or from the trail.

Not to mention, a 215/85R16 is only rated for about 400 lbs more than my current summer tires and my current A/Ts (109 load rating, 2271 lbs per tire, they ride fine, the A/Ts have held up fine off-road, etc.). The 235/85 is a bit stiffer, rated for about 800 lbs more than any of my current sets.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #31102
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[QUOTE=McCloudsZJ;21371657]Says you... Mr Dewalt and Mr BFH say otherwise.

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The truth, these tools keep me on 33s with a 4.5" lift and no scrub unless I'm fully flexed out.. I don't have bump stops either
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Unread 03-19-2014, 03:11 PM   #31103
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Decided I'd finally get around to wrapping my steering wheel. On the top of the steering wheel, there are a few spots where the leather has been worn down and on a hot day or even if you drive with your left hand at 12, it gets kind of sticky. So I decided to wrap it with 100ft of black paracord. MAN, it took longer than I thought.

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Unread 03-19-2014, 04:10 PM   #31104
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I have no idea what they look like, but I'm almost thinking of taking my 2" BB and cutting them in half to make them 1". I'm still going to get a 3.5" RC lift and dont want 5.5"... 4.5 it can probably handle. I'm borrowing a set of KM2's in 255/85r16 (I think. Better double check). And would like to fit them with no cutting on the stock niner wheels. I guess bumper trimming is OK.

I would otherwise just go with 265/75s if I could afford them now.

Going crazy doing all this research. Probably won't have time to correct anything before heading to moab.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 04:36 PM   #31105
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255/85 should be a nice size. Pretty much a 33x10.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #31106
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I have no idea what they look like, but I'm almost thinking of taking my 2" BB and cutting them in half to make them 1". I'm still going to get a 3.5" RC lift and dont want 5.5"... 4.5 it can probably handle. I'm borrowing a set of KM2's in 255/85r16 (I think. Better double check). And would like to fit them with no cutting on the stock niner wheels. I guess bumper trimming is OK.

I would otherwise just go with 265/75s if I could afford them now.

Going crazy doing all this research. Probably won't have time to correct anything before heading to moab.
Backspacing is going to kill on tires that wide. Bumper trimming is going to need to happen with 33's flexed.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #31107
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Yea there is always that option. I have seen all these noobs on here talking about fitting 32's on their stock ZJ's without banging and cutting and saying they fit "just fine". Perhaps they should specify "street use only".
The thing is not all 31's are actually 31's. Many of them end up being more like a 30.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 06:08 PM   #31108
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Backspacing is going to kill on tires that wide. Bumper trimming is going to need to happen with 33's flexed.
Wide or tall? They're only about 10" wide...
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Unread 03-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #31109
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Did a compression test today because 3&4 cylinders were misfiring and it would smoke when i first start it up but quits after about a min and never does til i start it again. #4 plug was wet with antifreeze when i pulled it out. Compression test showed all 8 between 125 and 130psi so im thinking its just the intake gasket and not head gasketa because it doesnt have the symptons of head gaskets.

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Unread 03-19-2014, 07:47 PM   #31110
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After I finished my honey-do list, I began the process of disabling the alarm. Got it mostly done before I had to stop and get ready for work. Will have it finished tomorrow and then I'll tackle the VIC. Got it out already, just gonna go over the solder joints. It only works intermittently, and when it does the “Service 4wd switch" comes on. Of that doesn't work I'll just find a cubby for it.

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