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Old 07-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Tire rubbing...what are my options?

I am gettig some tire rubbing on my 09 unlimited Sahara. I have wrangler duratracs and at full turn they are rubbing. I do not have very much experience so what are some of my options to fix this? I am not looking to get a huge lift or anything too drastic because it's my DD

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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What size tires? What wheels? Where do they rub? Options are many... if you are rubbing on the plastic front air dam, just trim it back so there's no contact. You can add a washer or two to the steering stops if it's rubbing at full lock on the thingies that I can't remember what they're called..... :-/ You may have to add spacers or new wheels if they are rubbing in the rear, depending on the width of the tires.....

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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what size tires are you running? any lift?
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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What size tires? What wheels? Where do they rub? Options are many... if you are rubbing on the plastic front air dam, just trim it back so there's no contact. You can add a washer or two to the steering stops if it's rubbing at full lock on the thingies that I can't remember what they're called..... :-/ You may have to add spacers or new wheels if they are rubbing in the rear, depending on the width of the tires.....
^^^ This.

Trimming the air dam is straightforward. Lotta folks just remove it altogether; it doesn't do anything.

Here's a link on how to add washers to the steering stops if that's the only place you're rubbing: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Steer Stop Adjustment
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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Trimming the air dam is straightforward. Lotta folks just remove it altogether; it doesn't do anything.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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I have some 33 wrangler duratracs with the stock 18 in wheels. I have no lift on the rig right now. I am getting rubbing in the front on a bar towards the inside front of the tire, not any of the plastic. Its not a terrible amOunt of rubbing but it does get to me
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #7
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A bar?

Is it rubbing at full lock? That's what you said in your first post. If so, see post #4 re adding washers to the steering stops.

If it's hitting your sway bar links or something like that you'll need spacers or new wheels, as Inferno Girl said in post #2.
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and if you need a reference for which bars are which, there's always this
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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Ok ya it's hitting the sway bar. Sounds like I need to buy some spacers which ones do you guys recommend??
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I'm having the same thing going on
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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Lol

I was thinking double post.

SpiderTrax no doubt. You don't want a cheap wheel spacer holding your tires on

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