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09-28-2010 11:59 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
Ok guys I spend a few min looking for some washers and went to install them and theres already washers on there. guess the PO tried it already.- Ill just have to watch out until my tires go so I can get some proper bs rims
The factory welds one washer in place there, you are likely just seeing that one.
09-28-2010 11:50 AM
jgorm Mine rub. I just back off the steering wheel a touch when i hear contact. My solution is to get new wheels with better backspacing.
09-28-2010 10:34 AM
jdslkhfg
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Originally Posted by Ricktor View Post
I can certainly understand that having been a Computer "Guru" with my own business and having ALL my family and extended relations ask me to "fix" their computers "real quick"... lol Not that I didn't, just made them wait a bit longer while paying customers got done... Sorry, off topic totally.

Actually, that's almost the exact analogy I was going to use to help everyone understand how my uncle felt. Good call.
09-27-2010 12:13 AM
bobjenkins Ok guys I spend a few min looking for some washers and went to install them and theres already washers on there. guess the PO tried it already.- Ill just have to watch out until my tires go so I can get some proper bs rims
09-26-2010 04:46 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
... just wondering if that quick fix with the washers would help
It would take all of 2 minutes and a washer or two to know.
09-26-2010 04:45 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by T2000J View Post
Had the same problem I could take the same pic on my jeep . I put spidertrax spacers on problem solved . It was a toss up should i should'nt i . I can say I like them they give the jeep a wider stand and it handles alot better on the road .
Thanks I know spacers or rims with proper bs is gunna help just wondering if that quick fix with the washers would help
09-26-2010 09:07 AM
T2000J
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post




Had the same problem I could take the same pic on my jeep . I put spidertrax spacers on problem solved . It was a toss up should i should'nt i . I can say I like them they give the jeep a wider stand and it handles alot better on the road .
09-26-2010 07:16 AM
Ricktor
OT comment

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Originally Posted by jdslkhfg View Post
As for my uncle, he kinda hates everyone always asking him car questions. He doesn't mind if you use his garage or his tools, but just don't ask him to do it... unless you want to pay him, which i dont
I can certainly understand that having been a Computer "Guru" with my own business and having ALL my family and extended relations ask me to "fix" their computers "real quick"... lol Not that I didn't, just made them wait a bit longer while paying customers got done... Sorry, off topic totally.
09-26-2010 02:01 AM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
33;s 3 inch lift, Ill try to get a pic up tomorrow only when turning, the sidewall towards the back of the tire is rubbing
09-26-2010 01:28 AM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
Bob, do they rub when you turn or all the time? What size tire? How much lift? Pics of where they rub?
33;s 3 inch lift, Ill try to get a pic up tomorrow only when turning, the sidewall towards the back of the tire is rubbing
09-25-2010 07:17 AM
InfernoGirl
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Originally Posted by bobjenkins View Post
Jerry mines rubbing on the body , will that link help me out solve my prob?
Bob, do they rub when you turn or all the time? What size tire? How much lift? Pics of where they rub?
09-25-2010 12:37 AM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Jerry mines rubbing on the body , will that link help me out solve my prob?
09-25-2010 12:13 AM
jdslkhfg Wow, thanks for all the support everyone! I wasn't expecting this response. I was able to remove the steering stops, and after two washers on each side the noise is gone.

As for my uncle, he kinda hates everyone always asking him car questions. He doesn't mind if you use his garage or his tools, but just don't ask him to do it... unless you want to pay him, which i dont
09-23-2010 05:21 PM
Gumpy2030 I bet your tires are rubbing against your lower control arms. Mine did the same thing when I was running 32x11.5 on stock rims. I have since changed rims and backspacing and the problem is solved. Adjusting those steering stops will also fix your problem from the sound of it.
09-23-2010 04:03 PM
Jerry Bransford Click on Jeep Steering Stop Adjustment
09-23-2010 04:02 PM
jeepmedic4 X100 on what they all said.
09-23-2010 03:51 PM
KBR97 Agreed on what they said...its most likely the tires rubbing the swaybar at full turn.
My TJ did it with 32x11.50 tires and my buddies did it with 31x10.50 tires.


BTW just curious...You said your uncle is a mechanic right. Why wont he look at your Jeep and try to help you out??? Not trying to be nosey but it just seems odd...hes your uncle.
09-23-2010 01:40 PM
530ktm ^^^^^^^^^^^ Agreed again.
09-23-2010 01:33 PM
mrcarcrazy
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
What size tires and what wheel? Add a washer or two to the steering stops and it should stop the rub. Your tires are likely too wide for the backspacing on your wheels...
what she said.

and welcome to the forum.
09-23-2010 12:27 PM
InfernoGirl What size tires and what wheel? Add a washer or two to the steering stops and it should stop the rub. Your tires are likely too wide for the backspacing on your wheels...
09-23-2010 12:18 PM
jdslkhfg
Wierd rubbing noise when turning to extreme

Hey Everyone,

New to the forums, just bought my jeep this past weekend. It's a 2001 Wrangler SE with 68,000 miles. I don't have the service manual yet, and I plan on at least attempting all my repairs first. My uncle is a mechanic and although he won't look at it, he told me if i know what it is and get the parts, he'll help me do it.

There is a weird rubbing noise that I've noticed. This noise only happens when I turn the wheel all the way either right or left, typically done when trying to make a very slow tight turn, like turning around in the driveway or something similar. It happened the first time when I was backing up, and it sounded like it was coming from the rear, but it's hard to tell as I kinda hear it everywhere.

The noise doesn't sound that bad, and at first I thought it was just the tires rubbing against the inside of the wheel well when turned at an extreme angle. However, when I lock the wheels left or right, there doesn't seem to be any contact upon visual inspection.

The obvious answer is "just don't turn that far" as I don't really need to and now that I know about it, I avoid doing so. I'm more worried that it could be the beginning of something more serious though and I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this noise or if perhaps this is just something this model does. Any thoughts your suggestions you can provide would be great.

tl;dr During slow turning movements, jeep makes rubbing/vibrating noise when wheel is turned as far left or right as possible.

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