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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Rear fender clearance

Can somebody do me a huge favor and do the old rear tuck test for me? I am running the 2.5" OME with .5" lift with OE YJ shackles. I am wanting to run either 265/75 16 or a 285/75 16 on a 16x8 wheel.....so basically a 32 x 10.50 vs. a 32.8 x 11. Is anyone running these sizes or close to them? I will not run anything wider that 11" wide.....so no 12.50s. So if somebody is either running a 32x11.50 15, or a 33x10.50 15, that would be close enough to let me know how much room I have at the rear corner of the rear fenders. Any help or pics would be greatly appreciated! Thanks innadvance. This is a for a 85' CJ.

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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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I'm away from my Jeep at the moment but I have 32x11.50 BFG's on it and I can show a picture with a 3 inch lift from Black Diamond looks like. Further more, a 32" tire is almost exactly the same diameter as the rear wheel opening in the tub and is the reason I used 32" tires instead of 33".

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Unread 08-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Yeah...I have been looking at yours....I had mine flexed out, but its hard to say because the OME will pretty much let the tire completely tuck into the fender if you want it to.
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Unread 08-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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Unread 08-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Nooooooo......not the B word! If it has to be 32s...then its 32s I guess
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Unread 08-27-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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I may end up going 32s because my rears rub with a 3" lift.

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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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does these help?
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #9
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In the first pic.....technically I would have another 6" or so to go into the fender well.....could it have kept going....or were you hitting fender at that point?
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #10
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I do have more room and have used it...no, so far, I never have rubbed...I do have bump stops but don't know how big they are...that is the best pic I have of what I think you are looking for
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:15 PM   #11
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Yep....that is what I was looking for. I know you have a BL is well....do you think without the BL, you would be hitting the rear edge?
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #12
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I would think yes...FWIW, the Rubicon Express guys back in the day said I could run 33" tires no problemo...I wasn't so sure about that and my trutrac's were only rated up to 32" tires so I went with the 32" size...
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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #13
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Yeah....I don't know about a 33x10.50......but definitely not a 12.50.
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Yes..without the BL you would be hitting the rear corner?
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My '80 CJ7 with 2 1/2" soft ride suspension lift and 33x12.50's never had a problem and have been all or Colorado on all the trails. Heck I've even pulled my 16' car hauler trailer (empty) with no problem.
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