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Old 02-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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33x10.5x15 rubbing

First post here, new to the jeep world just installed 3.25 inch lift by RC on my new to me 04 TJ. I know it's not the best lift out there but will serve its purpose for what I will be using it for. I installed BF Goodrich all terrains 33X10.5X15 on the stock rims (2004 Columbia edition) I'm getting a little rubbing when turning hard. What should I be looking for to solve the issue, I'm thinking wheel spacers but am not sure if that's the best route. I haven't had the chance to see where it's rubbing yet cuz it's to damn cold right now. Thanks in advance for the help

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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I had that problem with 31's with no lift and i found a good deal on rims with more backspacing that is one way to solve the problem.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Use washers on the steering stops.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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Don't quote me 100% but two things come to mind, there were posts on adding washers to the steering stops. second was that a 4" lift was needed for 33" tires for clearance or the flairs cut...Good luck and hope someone chimes in with more experience....
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Don't quote me 100% but two things come to mind, there were posts on adding washers to the steering stops. second was that a 4" lift was needed for 33" tires for clearance or the flairs cut...Good luck and hope someone chimes in with more experience....
I have the same lift with 33 12.50 15's no rubbing but i have 3.5" backspacing on my wheels
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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Use washers on the steering stops.
X2. Spend $.50 and buy some washers to install behind your steering stops. Takes about 5 minutes to install.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Yep, washers behind the steering stop bolts will fix it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
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Don't quote me 100% but two things come to mind, there were posts on adding washers to the steering stops. second was that a 4" lift was needed for 33" tires for clearance or the flairs cut...Good luck and hope someone chimes in with more experience....
The 4" lift you hear with everyone talking about with 33s is ideal for off-road usage if he is only going to do some light trail riding and dd use out of his Jeep it should be perfect and he can do a 1" BL and have 4 1/4" of lift enough for 35" tires with flate finders and can do a TT with the trans and t-case to help with pushing everything up out of the way...

Sounds like a good start to me...
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:24 AM   #9
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He says it rubs when turning hard. He also says he's running the stock wheels. The tires are rubbing on the front lower control arms. He can add washers to the steering stops to cure his issue.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #10
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Ill try the washers today and see how it goes, thanks for the help

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