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Old 12-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Okay, I have a 200 Wrangler.

It's got 31's on it, well on a hard turn (right or left) it rubs in the inside frame I would say. (I cant see it as i'm inside the vehicle) Well, here soon I plan on getting new 31's from BFG and some 15" cragar black steelies. Now what would be better to stop the rub?

1.1" body lift
2.2.5" suspension lift
3.1.125" wheel spacers.

I'm looking for the cheapest fix as of now.. The tire has plenty of flex room under the flare but is rubbing inside on the frame. I'm guessing a spacer? I saw the thread for the adjustment but that just covers up the problem and prohibits sharp turns..

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Old 12-30-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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Sounds like new wheels are in your plan anyway so rather than getting spacers, just get the proper backspacing. I'm not sure what that would be for 31's but 33's usually call for about 3.75. If you've got plenty of room for flex, then it doesn't sound like you need more lift.

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Old 12-30-2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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Is a 200 wrangler 50 better than an f150 ford ? I would say it's 2000 better but that's just me.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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Really?I have heard the same thing
but there are 100 guys on here that claim
they get no rub at full turn with 31s on stock rims
HHA

Sorry but too your quest
X2 get the craigers with 3.75 BS forget the spacers
and those rims will wrk for 33s if you go bigger
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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Yep, only 50

Alright, will do. I'll have pictures up tomorrow of the side of the jeep and I'm going to do some measurement. I think it has a slight lift, but i could be wrong I'll have you all critique it tomorrow thanks!
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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A washer or two under the steering stops is the cheapest fix. Past that, wheels with 4" backspacing would work fine. I doubt lifting your body or suspension would do much of anything if you're rubbing on the frame.
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I'm pretty sure mine rub at full lock with 31x10.5R15 BFG's on stock wheels...but I can tell you the only time I've EVER turned my Jeep to full lock was when making a u-turn in the driveway at work because I was too lazy to back up. Full lock is a seriously tight turn. lol
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:36 AM   #8
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I have 31's on Cragar Soft 8's with 4" backspacing and have no rub at all on a stock suspension.
Before the Cragar's though, I had stock Canyon wheels, and still had NO rub at all. Now the PO of my jeep may have adjusted some things under it, but I am one of the 100 people listed above that have NEVER heard my tires rub at full lock or any other time.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #9
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I went from stock to 32's w/ 2.25BB and now rub against the swaybar at full lock. I have stock Cherokee steel wheels.

I'm probably gonna go with spacers so when inspection time rolls around, I can take the spacers out and have the tires still completely covered by the flares. With the spacer, I figure I'll have atleast 1" outside the flair, and that doesn't go very well with PA inspection laws

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Old 01-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
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31 goodyears on a 99 SE and 31 Michelins on 99 Sahara
stock suspension / no lift

both rubs on full steering lock

added one washer to steering bolts stop (done on the SE)
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I have 31x10.5x15 on stock rims and added a 3/8 inch washer behind the steer stop (9/16th socket) no rubbing. I want to get cragar black steelies but and not sure what to get 15x7 or 15x8 ...what are the stock wheels on a 1999 sport? thank you, tommble
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:41 AM   #12
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Alright thanks everyone! I think im going to get my cragars or whatever steel wheel I like, and get them 15x8.5 (8) and run my 31x10.50's on it and see what happens. I'll make sure to get under 4" of back spacing on these wheels.
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You will be better off getting wheels with different backspacing. I was one of the ones with no rubbing with 31s and stock suspension. Now that I put the lift on, my front axle has been pushed a little to the driver's side and I get rubbing on full right turn. My tire rubs the lower control arm on the passenger side. I will get different wheels soon and possibly an adjustable track bar.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:23 PM   #14
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I did the 3/8" washer trick today. Stopped the rub and only needed one washer on each steering stop.
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I have 31x10.5x15 on stock rims and added a 3/8 inch washer behind the steer stop (9/16th socket) no rubbing. I want to get cragar black steelies but and not sure what to get 15x7 or 15x8 ...what are the stock wheels on a 1999 sport? thank you, tommble
Could someone who has done this fix take a pic of the steer stop and post!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:07 AM   #16
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TJ Steering Stops

Posted in the NEWB fact. But nonetheless there ya go.

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