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post #1 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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32"s on WJ with 3" lift?

Tried searching, couldn't find much.

I have an IRO 3" lift on my WJ. I'm currently running a 245/70/16 tire, and am thinking about bumping up to a 32". I imagine I'll have to trim the bumper a bit, and possibly extend the bump stops. Thoughts?

I'm currently using a 16" wheel with 4"BS. Would it be better to use a 15", or would the 16" give me a bit more ground clearance at the cost of bumper modification?


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 11:03 AM
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rim size wont change the height, its the tire that does that. and i had 32 inch bfg m/t on 5.75 or 6 inches of backspacing and i just had to barley trim the front bumper, i only had a 2 inch lift

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Ah. I wasn't sure if there'd be more clearance if I stayed on a 16" wheel, vs a 15".

I'd imagine then that with a 4" bs, i'd be rubbing more.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 11:31 AM
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I'm running the same rims with the IRO 3". IRO states you can run the 265 75-16's on STOCK RIMS. I ended up settling for the 265 70-16's and still had plenty of trimming to do because the backspacing pushed the tire out farther increasing the contact with the fender and bumper on turns. Had I stayed with the stock rims I could see how the 32's would work. I have a 3/4" coil spacer on the front too.

I still rub, but I am waiting for warmer weather to get out and do some more trimming. The MTR's I am running are not helping with the rub as they are 30.9".

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 11:35 AM
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I just put 265/75/16s on my wj with 4" of lift and front long arms (axle centered) and 16x8 unique 297s. No rubbing and no trimming.
At flex (going from driveway to road at angle) and wheel turned slightly there is about 1/4" space between tire and pinch seam.
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 11:47 AM
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the less backspacing you have the more it will sticj out. You should be fine with the 32s

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 01:39 PM
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i am running 32.25in on 4in of lift with a 3/4 spacer up front and mine are rubbing with stock bs i'm trimming a good amount

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 04:57 PM
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I've got the IRO 3'' with 265x75 r16 with the stock rims and the only rubbing I get is on the rear shocks. With front sway bar disconnected some rubbing on front bumper.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-16-2010, 05:29 PM
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These are 17" rubicons on 255/75/17 tires, 3" IRO and only took about 2 inches off the front bumper and no rub in back. Not wheeling material tho.

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