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pipkns 10-26-2013 03:58 PM

Tires
 
I have acquired some tires for free and I am wanting to know if they will fit on my 96 Cherokee. They are 32 by 11.5. My Cherokee has stock supension and rims. Any help would be appreciated

89GerberXJ 10-26-2013 04:35 PM

No for 32/11.50's you will need a lift kit about 3"-4" or you will rub. Plus you need to make sure you have a rim at least 8" wide to hold them. Your stock rims are only 6"-7" wide

rugsucka 10-26-2013 09:52 PM

You COULD trim and bumpstop to run those, but is a lot of tire for stock suspension.

Stock rims are 7" and those tires will bulge, but you CAN run them. It is no different than people running 12.5" tires on an 8" rim - very common and preferred wheeling to avoid separating a bead if aired down to low PSI.

The issue with stock rims and those tires is that they will rub the lower control arms when turning hard. You can turn out the steering stops at the expense of turning radius, but those are pretty tall for stock backspacing.

You could run spacers or swap for less backspacing rims, but then the lack of lift would be even more noticeable as you push the tires out and then the fender will want to rub even more.

A small lift of 2-3" is a good combo with a bit of trimming and proper bumpstopping for 32's.

JeepN4KC 10-26-2013 11:16 PM

This is a perfect example of getting the cart before the horse.


Or a perfect excuse/reason to lift that mofo.

Tom95YJ 10-27-2013 12:40 AM

They will fit with a 2-3" lift. But it would require Trimming the fenders and extending the bump stops.

Motorcharge 10-27-2013 11:11 AM

4 Attachment(s)
If you address backspacing/bumpstops and trim you can run em at stock height. I did and would again.

edit: here's pics

First is untrimmed with just the flares removed. Second is trimmed. Third and fourth are flexed without the rear sway and trimmed. Trimmed you get about as much up travel as stock anyway and you still get your diffs off the ground more than stock.


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