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Old 01-30-2013, 05:22 PM
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Fixing to buy new wheels/tires and had a quick question. I've noticed that my wheels sometimes rub the sway bar ( 33x12.50's) I was hoping a new wheel with less backspacing would help/eliminate this problem. Any suggestions? I was looking at getting just plain black steelies. Thanks!

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Also, would a 15x8 vs 15x10 wheel make any difference?

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I have Dick Cepek DC2 15x8 wheels the backspacing is 3.65", mine don't rub at all even at full turns.
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Adjust the steering stops. you will lose a little turning radius, but it's better than having bump steer and stressing the steering box.

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Less backspace may help, this would put the centerline of your wheel further to the outside, so it will hopefully clear the swaybar when turning.

Another option is wheel spacers, which also accomplish this, but I have heard mixed reviews on wheel spacers for offroad applications. Definitely do not go with the cheapest brand you can find if you use them.

as far as 15x8 or 15x10, x8 would give more clearance.

Also narrower tires is an option.

Maybe a less agressive tread pattern that has less tread over the sidewall.

any of these will bring the tire farther away from your swaybar. How many inches do you think you need to let your tires turn all the way?
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I need new tires anyways, so I think I will start off with wheels that have a 3.75 bs to see if it cures my ills. I was looking at this deal on quadratec...dunno how much of a deal it is though.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92609_230X_P4_PG.htm
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It seems like a good price but the tires don't get great reviews for off road performance. Reviews - Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain Tire Reviews by Offroaders.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Review Engine Powered by ReviewPost

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