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post #1 of 8 Old 04-30-2015, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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First post / Tire size question

Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, long time lurker, I have learned alot from this forum already and look forward to becoming a contributing member. I am somwhat new to the jeep world and appreciate any information you guys give me. I am not very tech savy so bare with me


I have a 2006 TJ, no lift. I currently am running 31x10.5 on 15x8 aftermarket wheels with 3.75 backspaing. I recentlly had a little accident and got to replace all my fenders to the bushwhacker flat fender flares that apparently add 2.75 inches of clearence with some of the insurence money. I only do light offroading currently.


My question is can i fit a 32x11.5 or a 33x10.5 on my set up? I would not mind some moderate trimming if need be but dont have the money to dump into the jeep right now for anything besides tires.

What is more of the problem the height or width trying to fit bigger tires on a non lifted wrangler?

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-30-2015, 06:46 AM
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The outer corner of the tire hits either the plastic flare or the metal fender. I depends if that corner can tuck up into the pocket of the flare or not. If your sheet metal fender hasn't been trimmed/raised, there's not much to be gained. I would stick with the 31x10.5 and enjoy the ride.

High clearance skid plates will do more for you than bigger tires.

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I would be more concerned about your gear ratio to be able to turn those larger tires with out causing too much strain on the engine.
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-30-2015, 08:42 AM
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I would stick with the 31s until you lift it. What would be the purpose of say 32s or 33s if you cant even turn the steering wheel all the way without rubbing? Offroad you will be extremely limited and you will have no room for axle articulation unless you don't mind your tire going through your fenders. Gas mileage will also plummet. I don't see any benefit, lift it first.

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-30-2015, 10:29 AM
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32x11.50s would fit fine for street only use or you could simply add a 1.25" BL.

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32x11.50s would fit fine for street only use or you could simply add a 1.25" BL.
For your uses I would agree with Boggieman. You would most definitely want to get bumpstop extensions however - if not, you hit too big a bump and you'll be breaking your fenders.

Honestly I would just keep the 31" and have fun.
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For your uses I would agree with Boggieman.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-30-2015, 01:27 PM
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I'd go with a body lift as well, or a budget boost if you aren't a fan of body lifts to run 32s. Will you have serious problems on the stock suspension and 32s? No. Will you rub slightly? Most likely.

Gas mileage will drop wether you run a lift or not with the bigger tires, so that's not a worthwhile point.

My vote is 31s and stock suspension, or 32s and a body lift.
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