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post #1 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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another tire width thread

I have been reading for days on the 10.5 width tires at 31" of height. I cant find anything about having a 11.5" width with spacers. If i add a 1.25" wheel spacer or larger will i be able to fit the 11.5" width with out major rubbing or any rubbing at all. i don't off road i just like the aggressive look. this jeep will just be an on road vehicle.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 11:43 AM
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You should be fine with 11.5s if you put on spacers.

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do you think the 1.25" spacer is enough or should i go to a 1.5"
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I'd do 1.25. Remember, only 1/2 of the extra width of the tire will be on the inside.

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do you think there will be an rubbing on the fender flares?

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do you think there will be an rubbing on the fender flares?
Probably not if you aren't going offroad.

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I have 1.5 spacers with 31s. Gives me huge space around the tires. You should have no problems either way.
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what if i decided to run 32x11.5r15 with stock wheels. would i need a 1.5 inch spacer or would a 1.25 work? Going up that extra inch on the tire, would it cause any issues. remember this is just for the road. I know I could put on a BB but im trying to see what i can get with stock.

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what if i decided to run 32x11.5r15 with stock wheels. would i need a 1.5 inch spacer or would a 1.25 work? Going up that extra inch on the tire, would it cause any issues. remember this is just for the road. I know I could put on a BB but im trying to see what i can get with stock.
Spacers help with rubbing on control arms and swaybar links when turning. They don't help with rubbing on fenders from having tires with too large a diameter. Stick to 31s with no lift.

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ok I just changed what im doing. I ordered a 2" bb, im thinking of doing 33x10.5 tires. Will this work on my stock rims? If I want to go with 12.5" width would i need new rims? with like 4 bs?

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ok I just changed what im doing. I ordered a 2" bb, im thinking of doing 33x10.5 tires. Will this work on my stock rims? If I want to go with 12.5" width would i need new rims? with like 4 bs?
With 33s and BB you'll probably want a small BL also.

For 12.5" tires, you'll want to be net 3.75-4.25" BS area. Either by buying new wheels or using spacers.

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