February 15, 2007I have 33 x 12.5 x 15's on my 87 YJ. They were on it when I got it so I am not sure if they are too big for it or not. I am not having any issues rubbing on the fenders (I put in a 2-1/2 in susp. lift), just the leaf springs. I have seen some spacers that you can put outside the rotor to help move them out. Is that the right answer, is there another answer, or are these tires just too big (I did not think there was such a thing).
Forums : Tires & Wheels : Tires Rubbing on springs (201 Views)
February 15, 2007A lot depends on the backspacing you have on your wheels, the deeper the backspace the further in your tires will set. You can get differrent rims, add wheel spacers, or adjust the stops out some on the knuckles if it is not too much.
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February 15, 2007yea either spacers or aftermerket rims, you need different backspacing
February 15, 2007They are aftermarket rims. Is there a spec for this I can look for? Do you think the spacers solve the problem or just make it slightly improved? They are only $100. New rims are a bit more than that...
February 15, 2007Well by adding the spacers it decresses your back spaceing. There for it does the same thing as changing the rims. The question really is how far out you need to go. What is your back spaceing right now. Mesure from where it bolts to the hub to the inside of the rim. If you only need a 1" or 1.5" then just by the spacers. If you need more then by new wheels. Sound about right guys?
February 15, 2007you want around 4-5" of backspacing on your rim more than likely...also, with spacers you might have to extend your studs if you get more than a 1"