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Froggystyle
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: tire rub need fix Reply with quote

I have a 97 TJ Sport that i am lifting 4" thru Rough Country. I purchased 15X8 wheels to mount my 33X12.50's on.

Morron from quadratec knew what rig they were going on and said nothing. so.. my delema is..
people are telling me that I will have lugs hit the lower arms only during air down AND sharp turns. one guy said that since the kit i am using is not a long-arm kit but a kit with longER arms i wont have a problem.

another guy said i should get a wheel with 3.75 BS not an option since i already have the new wheels and they arent offered in a 3.75BS anyhow.

my question is this..

what problems will i have (if any) during what condition?
and.. if i will have rubbing to what extent and how can i cheaply fix this?

also do they make a 1/2" doughnut like spacer to put on b4 i mount wheels? or i read on here about a washer on a bolt fix for 11.5's

waitin with a pencil for a solve to this problem
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much backspacing do your wheels have if they don't have 3.75"? More often than not, 15x8 alloy wheels in the Wrangler bolt pattern have 3.75" of backspacing.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it says they are 15X8 5X4.5 with 4.0 Backspace

if you have a quadratec catalog they are cragar wheels part#92601.204
series 343 Chrome Sixer

not sure if that helps or not . it says on the invoice they have a 4.0 backspace
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's only a 1/4" more backspacing. Take a step back and breathe deeply to relax.

Worst case, you have to add a washer or two to your steering stops. Wait until you get everything installed then check for rubbing anywhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green
cool deal.. i was afraid that i was going to have a huge problem.

now if i could get my heater to change to vent i would be golden*pointing to my other thread

thanks alot for the info
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just installed the 4"X-series kit from rough country on my 97.
it came with upper and lower control arms, but that shouldn't directly affect the rub.

first, i'm assuming you did in fact install the trackbar relocator bracket, or get an adjustable trackbar. if not, that might cause more rubbing on the passenger side.

i also installed 33's with 15X10 with 4.0" backspacing. i don't have any rubbing.

what could possibly be happening is that since your running the 12.5" wide tires on a somewhat narrow rim, it's causing the outer edges to buldge a little instead of being flatter on the wide wheels that i have.

either way, it's nothing to freak out about. i agree with adjusting your bumpstops and that'll clear it up.

just incase you haven't gotten an alignment done, have that done first. it may clear up any little issues.
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