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Old 10-23-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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Tire rubbing

I have a 2008 4dr wrangler unlimited..I installed 2.5"skyjacker lift kit and put 33.5, 12.5, 17" MT tires...
Looks good and drives well but I have a problem with some rubbing coming from the right front tire when turining left...no rubbing marks are visible.. am confused..
Another thing is the ESP has become very sensetive and keeps coming on...

any body..any Ideas.

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:27 AM   #2
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Are the wheels stock? You might need a wheel with different backspacing.

1992 Red YJ 4.0 with five on the floor and 33's
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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The ESP issue is common after lifting a newer JK. I think one of the only solution is to have it reprogrammed, although I've read of people installing a drop pitman arm and that solving the issue.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:28 AM   #4
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when your jeep is lifted the axle is shifted slightly to one side because of the change in the angle of the front track bar. it is probably rubbing the front splash pannel under the bumper at full turn. wheels with a different ofset may help , buying an adjustable front track bar may help , or do as i did and add another 1" of lift with a set of daystar spacers. im running 3" bds lift w/ 1" daystar spacers and 35" pro comp tires with no rubbing.
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