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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 05:45 PM
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Help.......trying to get tires to fit

My brother recently bought a 97' Wrangler in which we just installed a 3.5 inch RE lift. He is now eager to stick some 33" tires on there, but the tires we have tried just don't fit. We first tried 12.5's, which did not come close.. Then I pulled off one of the 31 10.5" wheels on my stock TJ and those rubbed the frame on his as well.
Can anyone tell me if this should be the case... We were under the impression that we would be able to fit a fairly wide 33" tire with this lift...
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 06:00 PM
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Re: Help.......trying to get tires to fit

Which wheels are you using? Are you trying to use stock wheels? The back spacing on stock wheels will rub on control arms and the frame when turning because of the 5.5" of back spacing, try some wheeling with 3.5-4" of backspacing, they should do the trick.

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