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Old 03-15-2021, 12:05 PM
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Tires rubbing?

Was wondering how you guys run larger tires on your vehicles and I know many have lift kits but thats not my issue.

When I bought my 74' Cherokee it has 31x10.5 -15" tires and the rubbed the frame when turned sharp?

You guys use spacers or off set wheels?

Running 235/75-15's now
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:04 PM
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My truck is very different from yours but so I can't really answer exactly. But you did ask:
Originally Posted by mwood65
...You guys use spacers or off set wheels?
I got my wheels used on Craigslist for dirtcheap. $125 for 5 matching steel wheels. The backspacing on mine are terrible because they were from a Datsun mini-truck. I run spacers in the back, and have run them for a couple years, no problem. Lots of people hate spacers but I have not really had any problems with them. I found my spacers, also on craigslist, for cheap. I think I paid $25 for two, inch and a half spacers from a Tundra. Then I had to do dump 10 more bucks for 12 metric lugnuts at Costco. I now mave SAE lugnuts in the front and metric in the rear.

All that to say: Yeah, I run spacers in the back. I have a completely different wheel well than you so the sizes are not important.
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Old 03-15-2021, 01:19 PM
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I've read repeatedly about 10.5" tires rubbing on full lock. You could go down an inch on the width of the tires to 31x9.5 from what I've read.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:24 AM
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There should be a stop on one of the knuckles you can adjust. The size of the tire does limit the turning angle. I would note that rubbing against the frame at full lock is not particularly harmful, just annoying.
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