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i have a 93 yj with stock 15x8 inch aluminum rims (the ones with 5 holes) i want to go to a 31x11.5 tire . is this going to rub ? and if so what options do i have for off setting my rims without buying new ones ? is their such a product that will bolt on over my hubs and has a new set of bolts on it giving me another inch or so distance ?
 

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The creatures you are talking about are wheel spacers. They are usually an inch thick and have new studs built in to them.


Problem is they run around $200.00 per pair.
Unless you really love your wheels you are better selling them and buying new ones with the corrrect backspacing.

I know more about TJs then YJs, but IMHO 4.5" backspacing on an 8" wheel would be good. This will maximize turning radius while keeping the tread under the flares.
 

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JIMMY JAMES said:
i have a 93 yj with stock 15x8 inch aluminum rims (the ones with 5 holes) i want to go to a 31x11.5 tire . is this going to rub ?
Yes . :eek: You will rub. A lot.

I'm still working on my setup, but with stock wheels and 11.5 tires you will definately make a ton of funny noises when turning your tires too hard.
 

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Another option is to simply adjust your steering stops so the wheels don't turn all the way left/right. You may find that the larger turning radius isn't that bad. I didn't have any complaints when I was running 11.5's on my YJ.

FWIW, my current D44 isn't setup to allow my wheels to turn all the way, either. Why? Well, originally I did it to leave enough tie rod clearance for my diff cover. But now that I'm high steer and don't have tie rod clearance issues, I still left it as is because it also minimizes stress on the axle shaft u-joints.

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