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sara36
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject: tire rubbing Reply with quote

Could someone pleae help me? I recently had a 2 inch lift done on my Jeep Wrangler. Then last week had 31/10.5 tyres put on. Every time I do a full lock turn on the left passengers side the tyre rubs against the lower control arm, if I do the same on the other side - there is no problem. Do not know why this is happening on one side and not the other. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Sara
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adjust your steering stops by putting a washer or two underneath them. You're essentially lengthening the stop and preventing the wheel/tire from turning as far. You will lose a small bit of turning radius but it will prevent the tires from rubbing on your LCAs.

Because you're only getting the rubbing when turning left, then you only need to adjust the stop on the right side.

Here's some pics of where they're located. Lay on the ground in front of your vehicle. Look at the lower edge of the knuckle.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: tire rubbing Reply with quote

The suspension lift I went with was a OEM old emu 2 inch lift kit and the tyres
I had fitted are Goodyear Silent armor 31/10.5. I was told I would have no
dramas with rubbing with that size tyre. My jeep is 2003 limited edition
with the sliding windows on the hard top.

Is there anything mechanical that could have caused that side to rub against the lower control arm?? Or is it quite common to just add a couple of washers to rectify the problem?? I just don't what cover up a mechanical fault
elsewhere.

A big thankyou for getting back to me and taking the time to adding the photos. Kind Regards Sara.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lift adds up and down dimension on the suspension, the 31" tires are wider. They were correct in saying the tires would not rub on the fenders, but you would still need to adjust for tire width. After market wheels would adjust for width if the backspacing was different. I have stock wheels and 30" tires, I rub on my LCA's. It is a very common problem and the most practical fix besides new wheels is adding washers until it does not rub. Remember all verhicles handle lifts differently, it is trial and error when adding after market suspension components. Some may add a lift and have no rubbing or needed adjustments, while others need slight adjustments up to major modification until it runs smooth. Good Luck!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: tire rubbing Reply with quote

Thanks for the update!! I feel better knowing it is not major mechanical fault... Thanks again Sara.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: tire rubbing Reply with quote

sara36 wrote:
My jeep is 2003 limited edition with the sliding windows on the hard top.

Sliding windows in the hard top....that sounds interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: sliding windows Reply with quote

I understand the hard top with sliding windows come out 2003 for awhile.
Can send photos of the hard top if you interested!!

Sara..
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Bump Stops Reply with quote

I am trying to undo the stop on the sterring. Do I need to jack the car up first? Seems like the nut is on really tight........

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hose it down with PB Blaster, wait a day and repeat this 2-3 times then try it again.

A spray penetrating oil product to loosen up stubborn bolts,nuts and stuff!

Works great, smells terrific and makes neat stains on all your shop clothes!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Bump Stops Reply with quote

sara36 wrote:
I am trying to undo the stop on the sterring. Do I need to jack the car up first? Seems like the nut is on really tight........

Cheers, Sara

No, no jack needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. No jack needed. Just nuke it with some oil.
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