It probably will, but it will be really tight. It may rub in corners if your wheel becomes even slightly out of ture and I know for sure that any mud or debris that gets caught in the side lugs will hit the arch. I personally would run a tire larger than a 2.3 in the 03 forks, thats' why I sold my 03 Jr.T, bad tire clearance, among other reasons.
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