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Unread 10-10-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hmmm...thinking of putting 33" Tires on stock wheels. Have 1 question first?

Not will it rub....but what is it rubbing?

I have a 2" AEV Spacer Lift. Does this satisfy the rubbing problem to put 287/70/17 Duratracs on? I see that the sticky says I should be good...but I've been told otherwise.


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Unread 10-10-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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If you install a wider tire and don't compensate with either a different wheel or a wheel spacer to push the tire away then your tire could end up rubbing some of the suspension components.

The other type of rubbing occurs when your Jeep flexes its suspension without a lift and it typically rubs the fenders, bumper or body.

Clear as mud?

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Unread 10-10-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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We need something on the sticky along the lines of what he just said. It should also say: If it rubs the suspension a little, you'll need wheel spacers and if touches the fenders a little you'll need extra bump-stop or flat fenders.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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We need something on the sticky along the lines of what he just said. It should also say: If it rubs the suspension a little, you'll need wheel spacers and if touches the fenders a little you'll need extra bump-stop or flat fenders.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:27 PM   #6
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I'm running a 33x12x17 on a stock rubicon rim with a 1.5" leveling kit plenty of fender clearance and a 1.5" wheelspacer spidertrac no rubbing front or rear.. Let me tell you I had the tires on about 4 days without the wheel spacers and my front rubbed like **** on the sway bar link... once I got the spacers on sweet fine no problems even at full lock. Without the 1.5" lift it rubs the fender wells even on the slightest bumps... remove your rear splash guard and it gives a little bit more room.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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Don't forget about the front air dam
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
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Oye...maybe I will just go with the new wheels then. Seems almost more of a hassle to use stock wheels. Although I do like the look of them.
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Same amount of hassle whether you use the spacers or the proper backspaced wheels. If you like the stock wheels just get the spacers and you're good to go!
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