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Old 05-03-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Anybody running 3" lift with 32" 11.50 tires?

Ok, I want to lift my 96 Jeep Cherokee with a Black Diamond 3" lift. But, I want to put 32" 11.50 tires on it and don't know if it"ll rub. Ive heard a lot of mixed opinions but I need someone whos done it before so I know for sure before I spend money on something thats not going to work. I dont want to trim anything and I dont do much off-roading. It's mainly just for looks and for the beach. Any suggestions?


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well, you will rub on the LCA and on the ends of the front fenders.. when turning... but they will fit.. ahh and not so sure if you should go with such a wide tire on stock wheel...
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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Well im getting new offset 15x8 rims so maybe that"ll help? I"ll trim a liitle off the fender flares if I have to. I don't know, maybe I'll have to go with 31" tires and call it done.
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I have a 3 1/2 inch lift and 31x11.5x15 and they just dont rub and but im thinking about goin to 32 or 33 and cutting fenders...so u can get them just will need to cut more out
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After seeing yours with 31"s I think I might be happy with them. They look bigger then I thought. Id rather not trim, mainly because I have no idea what i'm doing and would mess something up. Haha. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #6
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Trim your fenders some and they will fit perfectly fine. I am only sitting at 2.5in and am now running some 32s. Road driving I don't have any rubbing. I haven't had the chance to take it off road yet and see what all else I will need to adjust. It sounds like the setup and use you will be doing to your Jeep you will be fine to run 32s with some trimming and new rims of course. Do It!
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32's will probably rub on 3.5" of lift, especially during articulation. Youl may have to trim a bit off your front fenders, I don't suspect that the rear fenders may be the issue.

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Id rather not trim, mainly because I have no idea what i'm doing and would mess something up. Haha. Thanks guys.
As for that statement.... DON'T be afraid of trying stuff on your rig. MANY of us have done alot of stuff on our rigs without any prior experience. If you do your homework and search for write-ups, you'll be able to walk yourself through many many things, including fender trimming. Trimming your fenders is not as tough/difficult as it may seem, although I do agree that it can be pretty intimidating. Just read up on it and go for it. Ask us if you have questions.

Also, check your local state laws regarding tire coverage. Some states require that your tires be fully covered, trimming will make this more difficult.
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Well im getting new offset 15x8 rims so maybe that"ll help? I"ll trim a liitle off the fender flares if I have to. I don't know, maybe I'll have to go with 31" tires and call it done.
Also when you get those new wheels make sure they are 4" or less backspacing, this will eliminate CA rub while turning.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:54 PM   #9
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I started out with a 3 inch lift. Wanted to put 31s on 15x8 backspaced rims. They rubbed on the slightest turn. I removed the stock flares on the front. I left the rear ones on. That lasted only a few weeks. I was playing in sand dunes one rear popped off and the other was half off so I removed them. If you do decided to go with 32s then I'd recommend that you increase the bump stops. I didn't know about that when I put the lift and 31s on. I ended up with some extra siping on the the treads.
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I am running 4" and 32's and i can guarantee it will rub off road. It's perfectly fine on the street though. I have stock 16x7 icon wheels too. I suggest either cutting or at least going with 4" to fit those 32's. Removing your fender flares would help some if you don't want to cut but make sure you check with state laws to be sure tires outside the fenders is ok.

This is 4" and 32's

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Running 31's on an RE SF 3.5", settled in a touch under 5". With swaybars disconnected I'll stuff the wheels into the fenders so hard they rub to the point that forward travel will cease. However, I'm still on stock wheels without any changes to bumpstops.

32's I should think you'll be fine with some fender trimming. Which in all honesty isn't that difficult. I took a sharpie, traced around the outside of the front flares and used that as my cut line. The rears, just removed flares and use the cut and fold method to keep the pinch welds intact. Basically you notch between the p-welds (little dimples, easy to see with the flare off), then use a rubber mallet to pound them in and up into the wheel well. I'd recommend cleaning the backside off pretty well first and slapping some silicone or similar sealant on the backside before you start pounding the tabs back in... mainly to help prevent any rust issues in the future.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:48 PM   #12
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i have 33 x 12.50 on mine and i only cut alittle on the edge of the fender where it hit when i turned i have a backspacing of 3 1/2 or 4 so no rubbing on the inside i am planning on cutting the fenders and folding the rear fenders next week. might have alittle more than a 3 inch lift. guy i bought it from says a 3 inch.

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im running 3in lift on 31 10.5 my front fenders are trimmed, for the front i rub only at full turn on a bump...for the back i cut the crap out my tires but i folded the rear so the only rubbing i have is on the inside of the fender well. and im running stock wheels...i used 2000xjs write up and it walked me right threw
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im on 3.5in lift and 32's and i dont rub but i dont have any fender flares so ........ but i dont rub at all....
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hey nice jeep...


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