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post #1 of 5 Old 07-24-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Possible Issues with 32x11.5 Tire on Stock Wheels

I am currently running 31x10.5 tires and a 2" BB. I am planning on purchasing new tires in the next week and would like to move up to 32x11.5. I have a set of stock aluminum canyon rims (15x8 with 5.5in backspacing I believe) I don't have any issues with clearance or rubbing as of now but I just want to make sure that I wont run into any issues with the larger tires. My main concern is if the backspacing on the rim will work for the larger tire. Any input from experience with the issue is appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 11:19 AM
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Chances are they will rub the spring perch in the rear

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-25-2013, 05:44 PM
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Agree, chances are they'll rub. I have 32s and I did buy new wheels. I bought a set of five American Eagle alloy wheels for under $400 (plus they're made in the USA). 4.5" bs or less would be good.

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mine just cleared the rear spring perch by about 1/2 inch. I did rub the control arms up front when turning. Had to put a couple washers on the steering stops to compensate. Finally got wheel spacers and took off the washers, but it worked fine without the spacers.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-29-2013, 04:38 PM
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I have that exact setup right now. Stock, you'll rub on hard turning. Not going to be a serious issue, but it makes hard turns, parking, ect a little bit of a pain.

I installed a set of 1.25" spacers to deal with it, and it works just fine now.

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