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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Pic Request: 32 inch tires with 3 inch lift

Okay so I may have been a little to trigger happy today and I decided to pull the trigger on a brand new set of Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 tires in a 32x11.50x15 size.

Currently I have a 3 inch OME lift on my Cherokee (with 3.5 inches in the rear) with 30 inch tires.

I don't wheel the thing at all, I just use it for snow, trails, and some light off roading. Unlike a lot of guys however I like the stock fender flares and would prefer not to cut them if I don't have to.

My wheels are 15x8 Ravine wheels and I've got 1.5 inch wheel spacers as well which means I should 4" of backspacing if I understand the whole backspacing thing correctly.

Am I screwed? Did I order too big of a tire to fit under what I've got? Like I said, I like the stock fender flares so I don't want to trim if I don't have to. If I need to go an inch or two taller I will to avoid trimming.

I'd love to see some pictures of what 32s look like on a 3 inch lift.

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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Maybe try longer bump stops? And possibly adjusting the steering stops?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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Please read this.

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Unread 10-17-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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Im running 4.5" on 32s, but still may be able to help. I still had my flares when first installed and they rubbed in the back lower corner of the flare when turning. Im running Cragars that are 4" backspacing just like your setup. I feel that with just trimming to the back area of the flare it would have been just fine for road use, or occasional offroad use with swaybar connected. I know you are on less left but it wasnt lack of uptravel causing the rubbing as much as an anemic wheel opening in front and back of the front flares. With creative trimming to the flares you should be fine.

Heres a throwback to my rig back when I was running that setup. Rear is only about 4", so just imagine the front a little lower and its pretty much exactly what youll be looking at.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Here is a picture from back in the day with a 3" RC lift and 32" tires.



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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the input guys. I guess I won't be as worried as I was before. I've got 3.5 inches (I accidentally wrote 3) and if I have to I'll do some fender trimming. I know a lot of guys hate the stock flare look but I actually really like it.

I don't care for the flat flares and I'm not a fan at all of the bushwackers so I want to do everything possible to keep my stock flares.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Pumping iron, please post a picture of your jeep when you are done, thats what I want to do, 32's, ravines, and i had 3.5 maybe i am at 4.5 now with acos and 1"shackle... my jeep is green, thanks.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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I'll certainly post a picture! Tires get here Tuesday and I'll have them on the rig sometime this week!
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