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Put bigger tires on1988 jeep wrangler 31x10.50x15 now they rub against the springs. what can i do?

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SOURCE: can i put size 31 tires on my 1994 stock jeep

Not really.There is not a lot of room in the inner guard area and when turning they will rub.Without lifting the springs,you can't put to much larger tyres on.Hope this helps

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