Rubbing Issue, after accident... - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
Rubbing Issue, after accident...

My JK was recently involved in a front end accident on the drivers side. The damages included the front bumper & fender, the front drivers side wheel & the bracket on the axle that holds the lower control arm was bent. The body shop fixed the bent bracket on the axle by bending in back (which saved me a ton of money) rather than replacing the axle. The jeep drives fine, no pulling or leaning. Everything felt ok, until yesterday.

So now my question. Yesterday I installed a set of 35" tires on 15" wheels with the correct 3.75" backspacing. I now have an issue with the front tire rubbing the frame (drivers side only) behind the wheel. But this only happens @ full turn. Its also only on the drivers side. Passenger side has no rubbing issues.

Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing the rub?

I appreciate any advice

-tfb

toofewbullets is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: LA
Posts: 1,316
Do you have any lift?

__________________
2014 Anvil JKU Mutt
landi jeep is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned that i am still running on the stock suspension ( flat flares, trimmed pinch seam & rubi rails, stubby front bumper). Also, the lower control arm was replaced on the drivers side.
toofewbullets is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
C.L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North NJ
Posts: 2,235
Your track bar/bracket was probably tweaked when you got hit. The axle is sitting slightly to the passenger side, which lets the driver tire rub frame at full lock. You can bend the bar/bracket back, or get an adjustable.
C.L. is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
I'm thinking thats probably what it is. Will look underneath in the morning and see how the track bar looks. Thanks for the reply. I will update this
toofewbullets is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 10:20 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: LA
Posts: 1,316
My guess would have been the air dam, but you clarified all of that. Let's see the update on the track bar.
__________________
2014 Anvil JKU Mutt
landi jeep is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
I still can't identify the cause of the rub. Visual inspection doesn't show any signs of bending in either track bar bracket (axel / frame). Does anyone have a stock measurement between the 2 brackets? Im really scratching my head on this one. Also, I am ready to install a TF 2.5 coil lift that arrived today. Im concerned about what affect this may have, as lifting the jk will alter the angle of the track bar (shifting the axle some more?)... scratching my head
toofewbullets is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 85
UPDATE** - Today I took an accurate measurement from the outside of the wheel (using a straight edge) to the frame on both sides. Both measurements were identical, which tells me that my axle is indeed centered and the problem is not related to the track bar or track bar brackets.

I then measured from the tire to the body seams in the wheel well. - This measured 4.5" on the drivers side & 5" on the passenger side.

The wheel on the side that was hit (drivers), is sitting back further in the wheel well.

What could cause this?

The lower control arm bracket was straightened and new control arms ( upper & lower ) were installed after the accident.

toofewbullets is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC