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Old 02-06-2011, 10:06 AM
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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.
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Welcome. i dont know anything about wheel spacers but... check the tires and wheels section of the forum.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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