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post #1 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need new rims for 31 inch tires?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 05:52 PM
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Not to mount the tires, but rims with less backspacing may resolve issues with tire rubbing. 31" is the range where it could go in either direction for rubbing depending on the tire. Some are fine and others have issues.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm putting a 3 in lift tomorrow so if I threw 31's on stock rims would I be good?
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 06:13 PM
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With 3 inches you should be good with 31's, might rub on full steering lock on the control arms, but you will find out.

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 08:15 PM
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Assuming they're 31x10.5x15R the tires will fit the rims very well and hold a bead if you air down to low psi offroad.

They WILL rub stock control arms at full lock unless you adjust your steering stops out or put spacers on.

You could also consider stock WJ Lower Control Arms which bolt up with a minor bushing modification. They have a bend in them to clear the tire when the steering is fully locked.
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Buy aftermarket rims with 4" backspacing vs stock 5.25". You will clear your stock arms with that extra 1.25" offset.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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If I got wheel spacers would that make a difference? Thanks for the help also their bf Goodrich ATs
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-15-2013, 09:11 PM
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If I got wheel spacers would that make a difference? Thanks for the help also their bf Goodrich ATs
Yes, wheel spacers can be substituted for new rims. However, at $220 for a set of good spacers a set of aftermarket rims is not too far off.

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