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Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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After drooling over every Jeep, lifted or not, I finally folded and bought myself one. Luckily I found a used 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4door that was lifted already. Please excuse my lack of knowledge concerning lift kits, but as far as I can tell, there are Terraflex and Pro Comp kits on it with 35" tires. I will post pics when I take a few so I can have help from you all with the details
Aside from introducing myself, I have a question...

I took my Jeep out to Half Moon Bay and Big Basin and was making sharp right and left turns while driving through the hills. Each time I made a sharp turn i felt a grinding while I tried to brake and accelerate and also heard a grinding noise as well. I had my mechanic friend check it out before I bought it and the only issue was a loose front end sway bar that should be replaced but since there are three it wasnt dire.

Can anyone guess as to what this drag, grinding, brake/acceleration issue is while making sharp turns???? Help!

Thx. Jaime

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Thanks for your reply. How can it be fixed? get smaller tires? or is this just something i have to deal with?
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Could be tires rubbing. You're pretty close to me if you're hanging out in Half Moon Bay and Big Basin (I'm in Silicon Valley).

I'd be glad to help you out and wheel with you!
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Could be tires rubbing. You're pretty close to me if you're hanging out in Half Moon Bay and Big Basin (I'm in Silicon Valley).

I'd be glad to help you out and wheel with you!
Thanks for the offer! I'm about to head down to LA for a week. I'm worried that the tires could rub the brake line. Would that be more obvious than the grinding that is happening at the moment? Know anyone in LA that might be able to help me out?
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Check the plastic air dam under the front bumper.
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Thanks for the offer! I'm about to head down to LA for a week. I'm worried that the tires could rub the brake line. Would that be more obvious than the grinding that is happening at the moment? Know anyone in LA that might be able to help me out?
You could hit up a few people in the CA forum.

Or, there's a bunch of shops down there from EVO, to Full Traction out in Bakersfield. I believe AEV is down there too.

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