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Unread 05-14-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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32x11.50r15 BFG MT's on Gamblers will I need spacer?

Just wondering what the backspacing on the gambler rims are. Will i need to add a spacer to be able to mount these tires?

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Unread 05-14-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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5.25" backspacing on Gambler wheels.They will rub in the rear without wheel spacers.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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how big of a spacer will i need?
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32x11.50 tires will barely rub in the rear, if at all, with 5.25" of BS. If they do, the skinniest wheel spacer you can find is all that would be needed, though I've only seen 1" spacers which is way more than could possibly be needed.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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If your axle is perfectly centered by your track bar it will be fine. I have 32x11.5 BFG's on my Ravine wheels and I had them on my grizzly wheels before on my old TJ.
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I have the Spidertrax spacers on my Canyons (same BS) and they are 1.25. Granted, I'm running 33x12.5, but I know I have no rubbing issues. You may also want to adjust your steering stops if you have rubbing at full turn. see www.4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html on steps to do this.
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Although, not your size - I have just started running 33" x 10.5" BFG MTs on my Gamblers. Streetwise, I haven't experienced any rubbing on the rear perches or front lower control arms (however that may be a result of a washer on each steering stop, when I used to run 31” x 11.5 mud terrains). After I break-in my new differential gears after 500+ miles, I'd like to run disconnected and articulate to see if any rubbing occurs on the typical problem areas.

I currently like the tucked-in look with the Gamblers and do not experience instability issues on the highway. The Sahara flares are flushed with the widest part of the MT tires. I also like the facts that when it rains and the roads are wet, I can keep dry if my windows are down. No water sprinklers…no muddy sides.

As such, I would like to avoid adding spacers if possible, but time will tell…
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would these work?

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And what size bolt circle would i need?
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would these work?

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And what size bolt circle would i need?

I would rather consider these spacers over the JCWs. Then there's the ever popular Spidertrax spacer option.
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would these work?

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And what size bolt circle would i need?
I'd rather run those than the usual 1" and thicker spacers like Spidertrax sellls. You only need a tad more clearance so the one at http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/I...D:100000222851 would be ideal. Sticking your tires out an inch or more than is necessary with traditional spacers just isn't necessary or even good, at least in my opinion.

You may want to find some "ET" (extended thread) lug nuts though, as the description mentions. 5/16" less engaged thread than stock probably isn't all that significant however, there's plenty of thread so 5/16" less may not make a significant difference. ET lug nuts are easier to find and install than longer wheel studs are, that's for sure. If you decide you want some, the thread size you need is 1/2"x20. They're all over eBay, just look at your wheel's stud openings and determine if you need flat or conical ET nuts to match the base of the lug nut mounting surface.
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Thanks for all the useful info guys, Its been real helpful. One more question how much space do i need? I can fit my fingers between the tire and spring perch in the rear is that enough? Will it rub if i get in a bind?
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Teddy, did you just say "to the top"? I like seeing that from someone right in Mississippi State's backyard!
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Teddy, did you just say "to the top"? I like seeing that from someone right in Mississippi State's backyard!
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hehe Go Dawgs

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Unread 06-02-2008, 11:06 AM   #15
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The tires will probably work ok on the street but offroad..
I put 33 x 10.50's on Gamblers and they were too close to the upper rear spring perchs for my liking so I added Spidertrax 1.25" spacers.
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