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For years I have heard that you can't use the rear tire and wheel on the front of a Trooper (for all those who have a rear spare that can't use it on the front) Well; today, I was messin around in tha garage and decided I'd like proof that it wouldn't work. So I swapped them; and to my surprise; THE REAR TIRE AND WHEEL DOES FIT ON THE FRONT. I checked all the pertinent areas where it MIGHT encounter a problem and couldn't find any. There is at least 3/8 clearance all around. But there is one thing that might make a difference though. I replaced my rear stock "Far East" tires with Maxxis BigHorns (AT26 X 11R14) It might be that the Far East tires bulge a bit more on the sidewall; thus interfering with the coilover spring. Personally; I may go ahead and use spacers in the front. The only drawback is that my flares won't be sufficiantly wide enough to protect you from the roost off the front tires. Without spacers; the sidewall is in the same alignment as the original front tires as the wider rear wheel is all offset on the inside. Anyways; they sure look nice on the front. I'm definately going with the same size on all 4.

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The problem you run into is when you turn the wheel the rim hits the tie rod

Awwwwwww!Yer right. I was so excited about the find that I forgot to check the steering. Oh well; It seems like a 1.5" spacer will do the trick huh?

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Awwwwwww!Yer right. I was so excited about the find that I forgot to check the steering. Oh well; It seems like a 1.5" spacer will do the trick huh?

Strike that.....It won't work. See thats why i'm not a professional mechanic. Live and learn :blink:

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