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Old 04-07-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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tires rub when turning

i am running 31's on stock shackles. when i turn sharp the tires rub badly to the point if i am going slow i believe it would stall out. will a 1.25" shackle lift cure this problem? thanks.

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Old 04-07-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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Backspacing on your wheels or adjust (shim) your steering stops.

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They do make spacers that bolt to your lugs, then you bolt your wheels on them.

I've heard of favorable results using these, though I've never tried them myself.
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If your gonna wheel it you should stay away from wheel spacers IMO. Yes a 1.25" shackle lift should fix the problem but replacing the springs might be what you want to do. Where is it rubbing, on the fender flares?? What are ya gonna do with this thing?
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If your Yj is like mine, then it is rubbing on the springs. That's where mine rubs on the stock springs and 31s. I am not sute if a shackle lift will fix it. I think the thing to do is adjust the steering stops.

Spacers will probably fix that issue, but I have no experience with them. I have heard mostly bad things though. I haven't heard many good things about shackels either though.
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must be bad stuff. i have 31's all else is stock. i have no problems at all. i'm confused.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:06 AM   #7
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Shakles won't fix your issues. You need more back spacing or less turning radius.

Wheel spacers are not a bad way to go. I run a set of spydertrax all the way around. You just have to make sure they're tight (use lock tite and check em about a week after you put em on)

Or you can add a couple washers to your axle on those limit bolts.
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must be bad stuff. i have 31's all else is stock. i have no problems at all. i'm confused.
Your wheels may have less backspacing and therefore you don't rub on the springs.
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hey there dare. ever think that maybe the fish are the liars? lol where and when are the fish biting? and what type are they?
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must be bad stuff. i have 31's all else is stock. i have no problems at all. i'm confused.
No. I don't have bad stuff. You probably have different wheels.
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thanks guys for the response it is not rubbing the fenders it looks like it is rubbing the springs. i guess that would be adjusting the steering radius. if so how do you go about that? i mainly use the jeep for transportation at the hunting camp.
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Side note, the limiter screws on the axle may be tack welded from the factory.

Mine are, & I'll address that when I get bigger wheels.

Stock jeep rims are backspaced really deep, & I'll use ones with less backspacing when I do it.

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