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Larger wheel holes needed for larger wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Mkniss4, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Aug 30, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Mkniss4

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    Hey, I was told if you have larger wheels and tires it would be a good idea to have wheel holes enlarged and add larger diameter studs. Is this true? Do you have any idea who could do something like this?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2016 at 1:07 PM
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    C2T

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    Would you tell us what you are driving along with what size tires you have and are going to (or thinking about going to)??

    If we are talking about a Wrangler, the basic answer is NO. I am running 35" on a 2012 JKU and also ran 33" on an 08 JKU. I have cohorts who have all sorts of variations of Wranglers and Cherokees on everything from 31s to 38.5s and not one has done that. The dealers who sell upgraded Wranglers don't do that either. There can always become a point where this might be true but, IMHO, if you are creating enough torque to break the lug bolts...you need a whole other axle, not just studs.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2016 at 8:31 PM
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    If you enlarge the wheel holes you are making the flange weaker. I would not suggest this. It is already engineered for optimum strength. I agree with Richard.
     
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