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Old 06-06-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Rubbing at full turn - Ideas?

I recently had a new drag link installed along with synergy's front track bar, track bar and sector shaft brace and their steering stabilizer relocation bracket with a new Fox SS. The issue I noticed is when at full lock turn to the right the tire/wheel will contact the lower control arm.

Just to give you some info on my rig. It is a '13 JKU with a 2.5 RK Max Travel lift (includes LCAs) and running stock wheels/tires for now.

Any thoughts on what exactly needs adjusting? The steering wheel appears to be centered, it drives and tracks straight, steers easy, etc. No rough steering as far as I can tell. Could it be my steering stops that need adjusting or something with the drag link?

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Old 06-06-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Does it hit in both directions? I would check steering stops as well as if the axle is centered (if it only hits one way).

This seems weird especially since youre running stock wheels and tires. A real scary thought is that the left CA was put on the right side and the right CA on the left. Hope that is not the case though.

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Does it hit in both directions? I would check steering stops as well as if the axle is centered (if it only hits one way).

This seems weird especially since youre running stock wheels and tires. A real scary thought is that the left CA was put on the right side and the right CA on the left. Hope that is not the case though.
The LCA are in the right orientation. The mechanic that installed the front end components I described is a friend and I asked him several times to make sure the front axle is centered after the install. I believe he did this, but I will double check. Like mentioned the jeep drives great and tracks straight going down the highway.

I thought it seemed weird since also since I am currently running stock wheels and tires. I don't know why the steering stops would be off at this point since I don't think he would have messed with them and I didn't have issues before. But we'll check them out.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:10 PM   #4
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I think it may be the fact that the control arms are higher which placed them in the bigger arc of the tire and possibly the new arms are bigger than the rectangle stock arm. It's normal that the passenger side rubs more, or even that the drivers side doesn't.

Turn the wheel full right and look at where the tire is hitting the arm, now picture that arm being a little lower. The arc of the tire should decrease rapidly away from the arm.
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The RK arms are bent more up then in. Stock wheels will almost always rub with such high backspace. That or bring the stops out.
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The RK arms are bent more up then in. Stock wheels will almost always rub with such high backspace. That or bring the stops out.
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the stock control arms bend inward, but the RK arms do not. You'll rub until you either get wheels with less backspacing, or get wheel spacers, or put some washers on the steering stops.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #7
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Alright. Thanks guys. I've got my new wheels purchased (4.5 backspacing). Actually purchased about a month ago. I'm just waiting on the funds for the tires.

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