oversize tires & problems with YJ gearbox - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 13
oversize tires & problems with YJ gearbox

Good morning everyone. I have a question about wheel spacers. I'm running 285/75R16's on my stock rims. Despite assurances from another Jeep website that I would have no problems with them, I find they rub against the front torsion bar on full crank of the steering wheel. Would the 1.5 " aluminum wheel spacers be a good solution? Also do they cause any extra strain on the axles, drivetrain, etc.? I also find my Jeep popping out of 1st & 5th gear. The dealer offered to adjust the (inner?) shift boot. I think this a more widespread problem with the tranny than a shift boot. I had an 04 Wrangler that didn't have this problem. Any similar experiences of fixes?. I'm thinking the syncros are bad.

Dudar228 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: somewhere....
Posts: 11,188
Welcome. i dont know anything about wheel spacers but... check the tires and wheels section of the forum.

redjeeper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-07-2011, 05:34 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
blkrubi88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clayton NC
Posts: 24,320
Welcome!
__________________
I can only please one person a day and today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking good either!



CHRIS
blkrubi88 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,792
Welcome to WF.
Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
NHrubicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 844
Images: 1
Stay away from 'spacers'...it's not worth the hassle, and you will pay more for spacers than just ordering some basic steel rims with 3.75" backspacing...that should take care of the problem with rubbing. I have an 03 Rubicon and a 94 YJ...YJ is running 31's now and we had to switch rims from 'stock' to backspaced to cure the rubbing. Rubicon is running 12.5" 33's on 15 x 8 rims, same backspacing and no rubbing.
NHrubicon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #6
Sponsoring Vendor
 
Ibuildembig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fruitland, Missouri
Posts: 8,483
We run um and love um. They are necessary if you wanna run the stock wheels and a big tire. Your not gonna get a set of wheels for 120 bucks. Also, a YJ doesn't have torsion bar.
Ibuildembig is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
YJjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Romney WV
Posts: 1,608
Images: 3
I just got 4 spacers for my jeep and paid about 200 for em. ( spider trax) I havent had any problems with em or istalling them. I would recommend em.
Welcome to the forum though and good luck.

__________________
No longer a jeeper, BUT I will return!
YJjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
tranny problems , wheel spacers

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deal on 16.5 wheels and tires ghendrix6 JK General Discussion Forum 13 12-30-2010 01:27 PM
Mixing Tires KillerSloth TJ General Discussion Forum 6 08-17-2010 05:44 PM
Need tires but debating... Bignuke TJ General Discussion Forum 35 01-28-2010 05:46 PM
Are the tires in the US the same than in Germany? nicolas-eric General Jeep Discussion 7 08-27-2007 04:13 PM
Small tires (205,215,225) Willis YJ General Discussion Forum 11 07-13-2007 07:00 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03 PM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC