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    In need of new tires and want to go with bigger tires, but at this time do not have funds for new rims. Will 32x11.50 on wrangler ravine wheels have any rubbing issues? I also thought about going to a 33x12.50 with wheel spacers. How safe and reliable are wheel spacers?

    Currently my tj has 31x10.50 with a three inch lift.

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    spacers are fine. i chased the B1k with 42's and never had an issue. mine were no name aluminum 5x5.5 1.5" thick spacers.


    btw dont get all hung up on "hubcentric" if you do buy them. and if anyone else wants to add in about hubcentric i ask this, why are the lug nuts conical?

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    A set of steel rims will run you about the same as a set of wheel spacers, so stick with a 10.50" wide tire like the 33"x10.50"x15" BFG AT and there are others, or like I said, get steel rims with 3.75" backspacing if you want to go up to a 12.50" wide and unless your 31's are shot you would have a set for street use and another set for hitting the trail with and unless you also plan on re-gearing, you will find a serious lack of on road performance running a heavier, larger diameter tire with your stock gears.

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