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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Tire Size Question

I am currently running 315 70 R15's with a 2.5" spring lift. The tires are too wide for my 99% pavement driving. I've read a lot about 32 11.5 15's on this site and am wondering if I would notice an improvement in stability and handling with a little shorter, thinner tire.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Well you won't need to change a lift kit for the 32" tires. I have 32"x11.50's and love the size as it looks correct and in portion with the CJ wheel well openings. There not as heavy as a 315 or 33" tire but they track better then the 33" tires I had on the Jeep previously. 32" tires fit just under rubber wheel lip moldings too, making them legal in many states that frown on tires that stick out beyond the wheel openings.

As far getting better handling, that may or may not be noticeable for you as it depends on the condition of your suspension and steering components.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, Keith. My current tires are such balloons and I've been meaning to go a little smaller for a while. I am thinking the 32's should be perfect.
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Thanks, Keith. My current tires are such balloons and I've been meaning to go a little smaller for a while. I am thinking the 32's should be perfect.
Don't forget rim width makes a difference as well. 12" rims will shove the sidewalls out while lowering the tire height. A 9" or 10" rim will skinny up the tire quite a bit. You didn't state what you have so I don't know if this is a problem or not, just something to look at.
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