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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2013, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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32" tires with 3" lift?


Sure this has been asked before so please don't flame me...99 cherokee with a 3" lift. Can I run 33x11.50's without major modification? Currently running 31x10.50's and seem to have some room.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-12-2013, 12:27 AM
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Define major modification. You can absolutely run 33x11.5s or even 12.5s on 3" lift. I run 33x12.5s on 2", but you need to do some serious fender trimming, bump stopping, and flattening of wheel wells. Do you want to run big tires for cheap or do you want to run a wide and low build for an intentionally low center of gravity?

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Looking for something road friendly but slightly bigger than my 31's. prefer not to trim fender flares, but willing to if needed. I like to be road capable with minor offroading for small expeditions on logging roads or camping trips.
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33s and larger need fender trimming and whacking in the pinchweld seams in the front fenders, and cut 'n fold in the rear if you want to keep it low. 33 x 10.50s on 7" wide wheels with closer to stock BS could work a little better, but doing so you run the risk of rubbing the LCAs at close to full lock.

IMO trimming is a better option so you can also go a little wider -> 12.50 wide tires on 8" wheels with ~4" BS instead of 10.50s on 7" wheels with 5" BS, for both on-road and off-road stability.

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