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Old 12-02-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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I have the TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift and the Black Rock D-Windows with the 33x12.5x15 Goodyear DuraTracs. The tires stick out about 2" past the stock fenders and I knew this could be an issue when I bought the wheels. When TeraFlex installed the lift they would not put my OEM Rubi wheels/tires back on. I am not sure why though. I kept the OEM wheels because I knew i would need to slap them back on to pass inspection since UT requires the tires be covered by the fenders.

My question is why do you think TeraFlex would not put the wheels back on after they lifted my Rubi? When I put them on today I could not see that they would rub at all. Perhaps in a full flex situation but not during city driving from what I can see. Are they just covering their butts or am I missing something obvious and could cause damage somehow for the 2 miles to the inspection station and back?

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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Factory wheels have more backspace than the aftermarket wheels. Your after market wheels push the inner lip out farther (and away from things it could hit). I'm not familiar with the details of the TF lift, but more than likely there is a potential clearance issue with one of the steering components. You'd want to test carefully, making sure you cycle the steering and inspect at various angles.

Do they drive it for the state inspection or just look at it?

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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With your stock wheels/tires on, go look at the lower connection points for your rear sway links. I believe that when your suspension flexes offroad, the tires are going to be very likely to contact those sway links unless you've added spacers. That's my understanding of their "rule" on that issue.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
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I have the TeraFlex 2.5" coil lift and the Black Rock D-Windows with the 33x12.5x15 Goodyear DuraTracs. The tires stick out about 2" past the stock fenders and I knew this could be an issue when I bought the wheels. When TeraFlex installed the lift they would not put my OEM Rubi wheels/tires back on. I am not sure why though. I kept the OEM wheels because I knew i would need to slap them back on to pass inspection since UT requires the tires be covered by the fenders.

My question is why do you think TeraFlex would not put the wheels back on after they lifted my Rubi? When I put them on today I could not see that they would rub at all. Perhaps in a full flex situation but not during city driving from what I can see. Are they just covering their butts or am I missing something obvious and could cause damage somehow for the 2 miles to the inspection station and back?
how about a photo of the jeep with the 2.5 lift and the stock 32" tires. I am thinking of going this route but a little worried it will look funny.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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how about a photo of the jeep with the 2.5 lift and the stock 32" tires. I am thinking of going this route but a little worried it will look funny.
It will. Lol
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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It will. Lol
I hear that a lot but I am a glutant for punishment and I want to see for myself LOL
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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I hear that a lot but I am a glutant for punishment and I want to see for myself LOL
I remember seeing this thread

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pic...es-199627.html

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You cannot instal rear factory wheels with the extended swaybar links unless you have spacers. If you must, you can remove the swaybar links and mount them on the inboard side of the lower mount point so they clear the tires.
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You cannot instal rear factory wheels with the extended swaybar links unless you have spacers. If you must, you can remove the swaybar links and mount them on the inboard side of the lower mount point so they clear the tires.
I'd like to see a picture of what is in the way. I installed a 2.5" RC spacer lift with extended sway bar links and ran my stock Sahara wheels (no spacers) for a month or more with no issues. Is the TF lift different?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #10
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I remember seeing this thread

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pic...es-199627.html

Hope that helps.

awesome, believe it or not I like how they sit. That is the look I am going for. thanks jeff
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I'd like to see a picture of what is in the way. I installed a 2.5" RC spacer lift with extended sway bar links and ran my stock Sahara wheels (no spacers) for a month or more with no issues. Is the TF lift different?
There is nothing in the way. It's just that the upper portion of the longer swaybar link will be pressed against the sidewall of the tire when mounted in the factory position. I'll get a pic up later.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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i would find a different place to get it inspected. if teraflex did the install, give them a call and ask them where folks usually go. or just drive around and ask. thats what I did when i needed my inspection. id just pull up, and ask "does this look like it would pass?" if they said no, next!
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DS rear TF extended swaybar link mounted inboard in order to fit stock wheels. Pictured is with aftermarket wheels with 4.5" backspace and 35" tires.
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How about getting some plastic/rubber sections and velcroing them around your flairs to cover your wheels until you get the inspection. get some 4" lengths and velcro to the underside of the flairs essentially extending your flairs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #15
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DS rear TF extended swaybar link mounted inboard in order to fit stock wheels. Pictured is with aftermarket wheels with 4.5" backspace and 35" tires.
The sidewalls definitely came pretty close but there was still about 3/8" clearance. I also turned lock to lock in the driveway and couldn't see any place it might make contact. Max flex is about the only way I could imagine it would rub but that was more than I could test in the driveway. Either way it drove fine for the 1.5 mile round trip to the inspection station down the road. I promptly put the Black Rocks back on and immediately the Jeep looked less anemic. I suppose I will hang onto the wheels and just make it a yearly ritual at inspection time.
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My rear links hit the factory mounted weights on the stock wheels (the kind that stick onto the lip of the rim, not the inside of the wheel). That was the only place. I drove it about .5 mile to my tire shop with a decent whack,whack,whack sound. Without the weights there, it would have been close, but doable.
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awesome, believe it or not I like how they sit. That is the look I am going for. thanks jeff

You can do something like this... stock Rubi wheels.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2982670


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