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Old 12-08-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Cool New Member from downunder Tyre rubs on swaybar

Hi Not new to jeeps as Ive own a few. cj's mb42 j10 ol school jeeps.
living down under parts are a arm and a leg my problem is, have a Tj 97
with a 2in body lift running 35 tyres .They are rubbing on the swaybar.
Here in Australia, a 40mm lift max by law, 35 are a no, no, but who cares
love it if some can
help out bear in mind don't really want to lift the jeep to much, and get screwed from the cops. I want to keep my 35s.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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Back spacing on the rims is real important when putting new rims and tires on the Jeep.
You need at least 4.5" of BS to clear 12.5" wide tires. Another way to get around it is by adding wheel spacers. They are sold on almost every aftermarket Jeep part web-site.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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Hi Not new to jeeps as Ive own a few. cj's mb42 j10 ol school jeeps.
living down under parts are a arm and a leg my problem is, have a Tj 97
with a 2in body lift running 35 tyres .They are rubbing on the swaybar.
Here in Australia, a 40mm lift max by law, 35 are a no, no, but who cares
love it if some can
help out bear in mind don't really want to lift the jeep to much, and get screwed from the cops. I want to keep my 35s.
a 2" BL isn't enough to clear 35s. you'll need to do an Aussie fender lift too (aka highline fenders).

as for the 35s rubbing the sway bar, what wheels do you have, whats the backspacing, and whats the exact tire size?

35x12.50R15's usually need 3.75-4.25" backspacing to clear the suspension components.

you may also check this out:
Jeep Swaybar Shifting Over Fix
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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down under again trye rub

Don't want to be a dumb Ausie mate what is back spacing thanks again
spacers around $270 here about $230 American so that might be the go
so once again mate cheers .
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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tyre size are 35x12,50 love to do a lift but the restriction here don.t want to stand out like a roo but still want the jeep look sweet as.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:56 AM   #6
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Don't want to be a dumb Ausie mate
then get smaller tires that fit your 2" BL, 32" would work.

btw, doesn't seem dumb to me to fit 35s, without the major fender rubbing issues you don't even know you have with only a 2" BL and 35s...not to mention the perspective lack of uptravel and downtravel with the stock suspension.



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what is back spacing

A geometric property of the wheel.
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

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spacers around $270 here about $230 American so that might be the go
so once again mate cheers .
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #7
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thanks mate to all jeepers in the land of the free Merry Xmas Happy New Year

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