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Old 01-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Tire Range?

Hey guys, I'm a newbie to the Jeep community and the forum, so bear with me a bit. I just bought myself a 97 TJ with some offroad mods on it, etc.. and the 32x11.5 tires rub up against the frame if I max out the steering, is there any cure to this? I don't want to part ways with my 32's\

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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You might be able to fix it by adjusting your steering stops. It'll keep you from turning too far but reduce your turning radius. Otherwise you could use wheel spacers (around $125) or buy new wheels that keep the tires further away from the jeep. The problem is that those wheels have too much backspacing so when you put wider tires on there it hits stuff.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Here is how to adjust your steering stops which is basically adding a few washers under your steering stop bolts that will slightly increase (not reduce) your turning radius... not enough to be a big deal though. Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment

The better fix as mentioned above by InvertChaos is new wheels that don't have so much backspacing. 3.75" of backspacing will fix it. Less than 3.75" (like 3.25" etc.) will make your wheels stick out unnecessarily far & make your TJ look like a skateboard.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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I need to buy two new front tires, they're starting to bald, so I can't really be shelling out money for new wheels at the moment.. I'll give this steering stop adjustment a try and hopefully that gets rid of it. Thanks guys!
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