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32x11.5 on NTs & spacers?

Right now I have 31x10.5s on 15x8.5 with 3.75" back space, and NTs. I think that the tires are sucked in way to much. I want to go with taller tires, and more width.

I'm wondering if any one is running 32.11.5s on 8.5 wheels with spacers?
I'm afraid that if I went with 10" wheels I couldn't air down. and if I got wider tires I'd rub with out more offset.

I hate NT axles!

EDIT: Title should read 32x11.5-15 on NTs & spacers

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Plenty of us are using 32"/11.50s, but you will need at least a 2.5" lift to avoid rubbing when you flex the suspension.

I also use 1-1/2" spacers, which put my narrow tracks only about an inch narrower than wide-tracks, overall. 1/2" narrower per side.

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I'm on 2.5 spring and 3/8" shackle now. So I'm right around 3" total lift. I've got Moser 1 piece in the AMC 20. I'm also swapping in a T176/D300-4:1 combo.
My biggest concern is the back spacing and how close to the springs the tires are in front and how close the tires are to the inner fender out back.
Also concerned about exposing the discs to rocks in the front if I use spacers.

How exposed are your discs? are you on 8" wheel or 10" I'd go 10" but I don't want to lose the bead.
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I'm using a 8" wheel, with 4" backspacing and the spacers. 32"/11.50 tire.

Absolutely no problems, anywhere, and the outside of my tires lines up perfectly with the outside of my flares. It just looks right.

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I'm using a 8" wheel, with 4" backspacing and the spacers. 32"/11.50 tire.

Absolutely no problems, anywhere, and the outside of my tires lines up perfectly with the outside of my flares. It just looks right.

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Good news there. who made your 1.5" spacers?
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