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YJrenegade 03-27-2012 01:02 PM

Tire Stick Out 1" or More Farther on Driver's Side
Hi Guys,

Thanks a million for helping. Couple days ago I noticed the tires on driver's side stick out more than the passenger side. A jeeper said the rear track bar caused the problem and I just want to confirm. Or, what's the reason and cure? Here're some specs, facts, and photos below:

a. 1993 YJ, mostly city use.
b. Tires are 265-75 R15 (close to 31x10)
c. No lift (just yet!!!)
d. Body mount brushing.
e. On driver's side, the rear tire sticks out about 1" - 1.25" more than the passenger side.
f. On driver's side, the front tire sticks out about 0.75" more than the other side.

Thank you!

Jeep716 03-27-2012 01:06 PM

Have a frame shop check it. It may be twisted a little from a previous accident.

4Jeepn 03-27-2012 01:06 PM

if it was a tj I would say track bar issue... but with the YJ the leaf pack usually locates the axle left and right.. are any of the spring hangers bent.. How do the track bars look?

Xpress 03-27-2012 04:42 PM

Are you sure it's not your fenders, or the leafs flexing at all? Measure from the outside of the wheel to the frame, not the wheel to the fender.

YJrenegade 03-27-2012 05:23 PM

Hi Guys,

The jeep had never been in an accident. The springs, track bars are in thier right positions and everything looks straight. However, when I do the measurement as Xpress instrusted, I have these following interest results:

Rear Tires:
Driver side tire - 13.5" from outside wheel to frame
Passengar side tire - 13" from outside wheel to frame

Thanks Guys!

busemans 03-27-2012 05:24 PM

double post

busemans 03-27-2012 05:25 PM

did you take the trac bars off already?
you better fix that rust or your going to lose that cool guy renegade

1/2 inch is not bad. unhook the trac bars from one side of each bar and then drive around the block and remeasure it

YJrenegade 03-28-2012 12:03 AM

Good eyes Busemans that you noticed the rust. It's on my to-do list. For a 93, it ain't that bad. I'll unhook the trac bars and update you guys with the result. Just a thought, would it be possible the worn rubber body mount brushing push the body lean to the driver side?

rebelBullDawg325 03-28-2012 10:34 AM

front pass tire looks to have a good bit more lean to it (camber?)

YJrenegade 03-28-2012 03:12 PM

Could be the camera tilted when I took the photo so it didn't look straight up or a little flat may be....

XtremeJeep 03-28-2012 06:00 PM

check your allignment, measure both sides again, but each tire at the top and bottom.

Nubby55 03-28-2012 06:34 PM

The more lift you add the more the track bar pulls it to one side!

YJrenegade 03-29-2012 02:34 PM

XtremeJeep, will check the alignment and post the result.

Nubby55, the jeep has stock suspension, it still pulls out more tires on the driver's side. But it has 31", does it has the same theoy as lifted?

Nubby55 03-30-2012 12:39 AM

No not if it's not raised up between the frame and axle. I figgered {that's Southern} it was lifted to run 31"s.

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