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Old 08-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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1.5" spacers with no lift, whats rubbing?

I feel myself sliding down the mod slope. Put Teraflex disconnects on my sahara. No lift. 33" nitto grapplers. Had big time contact with the links when they were disco'd so I bought 1.5" spidertrax spacers. On the trail driving straight and going over some whoops i'd hear a solid grind/rub. I assume its rubbing on the fenders but couldn't find the point of contact. I also noticed that after wheeling there is still contact with the swaybar links as they've lost some paint.

Am I right in thinking the wheels are contacting the fenders while going straight down the trail?

Is the teraflex disconnect rubbing a known deal? I assume the only fix is a lift?

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its always best to completely remove the links all together. tires are known to get popped on links that are tied up. my 1.5" wheel spacers at full lock would rub on my links.

and yes, your fenders are probably rubbing.

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its always best to completely remove the links all together. tires are known to get popped on links that are tied up. my 1.5" wheel spacers at full lock would rub on my links.

and yes, your fenders are probably rubbing.
Unfortunately thats not possible with the new teraflex design.... well it is but that would completely negate the purpose of QD since you'd have to remove a bolt. I probably should have gone with JKS.

will chopping the fenders help with the rubbing?
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Yes. You can easily chop up the fenders to get rid of your rubbing.

I had to chop my stock fenders up when I went to 35's first. Only had 2 inches of lift and I had the same exact problem as you.

When I went to 37s I had to chop both fenders and then I went up in lift and I still rub. But that's another story.

If you cut your stockers your rubbing will most likely be gone. The only other thing your tires could rub on is the stock air dam. But with 33's and no lift, it's most definitely those fenders.
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and flat fenders look good! trim them, sand down the edges, and throw some door edge trim on them for ten bucks.

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