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Unread 11-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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32" tires on 2" lift

Hey guys new to the site and to lifting my cherokee. I bought a teraflex 2" spacer lift and a 2.5" RE full length add a leaf for my jeep.

I have been looking at 31s and this jeep will not be doing much off roading at all, mainly a DD. I saw some cheaper MTs by cooper that are 32x11.5 however the actual measurements are 31.3". Most marketed 31s measure actually around 30.5" - 30.8" which would make the 32" coopers only about 1/2" larger. Will these work ok on my jeep since flexing wont really be typically done? They will be mounted on 15" jegs baja 8s with 3.75" BS.

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Unread 11-12-2014, 01:53 PM   #2
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Hey guys new to the site and to lifting my cherokee. I bought a teraflex 2" spacer lift and a 2.5" RE full length add a leaf for my jeep.

I have been looking at 31s and this jeep will not be doing much off roading at all, mainly a DD. I saw some cheaper MTs by cooper that are 32x11.5 however the actual measurements are 31.3". Most marketed 31s measure actually around 30.5" - 30.8" which would make the 32" coopers only about 1/2" larger. Will these work ok on my jeep since flexing wont really be typically done? They will be mounted on 15" jegs baja 8s with 3.75" BS.
It will be fine, Trim to fit.
35x12.5 on 2.5-3
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Unread 11-12-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Only thing is i dont want to trim. I dont mind removing the front bumper end caps. The jeep is a DD and will not see any offroad at the moment. Just some snow etc. So flexing will not be in the cards. Just typical street use for the time being.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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only thing is i dont want to trim. I dont mind removing the front bumper end caps. The jeep is a dd and will not see any offroad at the moment. Just some snow etc. So flexing will not be in the cards. Just typical street use for the time being.
nope.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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First driveway you hit the tires will hit the front flares and chew up fender
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Unread 11-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #6
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Well, he *could* bump stop it to all heck so it doesn't hit the fenders
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No up travel suspension would be a very comfortable ride.

Trim or GTFO would be my suggestion.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 05:43 PM   #8
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Unread 11-12-2014, 07:04 PM   #9
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No up travel suspension would be a very comfortable ride.

Trim or GTFO would be my suggestion.
Well I def know 32s without trimming on 2" would be tough. The only reason I'm considering is because the actual diameter of say the big km2 "31s" is 30.8" where as the actual size of the cooper mud claw "32" is 31.3" which the diff ends up being only .5" in the actual reality. Or 1/4" top and bottom of the tire. I see a lot of guys running 31s on a 2" lift without trimming. They may not have much flex but as I said this is a DD that will see snow at best.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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I had trouble with 31's rubbing on a 2" boost, ended up moving to 30's. Others seem to have had different experiences, but 32's seem really unlikely to work to me.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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Had to trim a 2" BB and 31" MTR combo to disconnect and wheel. Needed 4" BS wheels to turn full lock as well.

Would have trimmed if I left it a mall crawler too. Small wheel wells originally designed for 28" tires.
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Unread 11-12-2014, 09:03 PM   #12
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If you're only gonna drive it on the street I'd imagine it'll be fine.
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Unread 11-13-2014, 05:54 AM   #13
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Something your not taking into consideration with your tire measurements. Width. You are only comparing hieghts. The larger tire is an inch wider. It's not the middle of the tire that will grab the fenders. It won't rub in a straight line, it's in a turn with the tires on a 45 degree angle to the fender where those edges with grab hold of the bottom corners of the fenders. They will rub. I had to do slight corner trimming with 3" of lift and a 31x 10.50 . Had the same back spacing rim as you are going to use as well. Some get lucky with 31's not rubbing. I don't see it happening with out trimming for the 32x11.50's.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 07:10 AM   #14
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well i appreciate all of the help/input from everyone. Another question is if i was to follow the bushwacker install instructions with regards to trimming and relocate the stock fenders would that help fit these tires for DD use? I am able to get a good deal on them so thats why I am looking into it. Other than that i may just end up having to go with the 31s. At the end of the day with these particular "32s" I only need to fit about .5" extra in diameter and .7" in width from you standard 31s.
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well i appreciate all of the help/input from everyone. Another question is if i was to follow the bushwacker install instructions with regards to trimming and relocate the stock fenders would that help fit these tires for DD use? I am able to get a good deal on them so thats why I am looking into it. Other than that i may just end up having to go with the 31s. At the end of the day with these particular "32s" I only need to fit about .5" extra in diameter and .7" in width from you standard 31s.
The bushwhackers might do it for ya. Somewhere I saw a build for a mall crawler on 33s and 2 inches of lift with them. I would still extend your
Bump stops. Easy to do.
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