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MacCleev 04-30-2012 05:41 PM

Help out a newbie!
 
I am relatively new to the jeep world. I do a little off roading here and there but am looking to get serious this summer. I am currently driving an unlifted 2007 2 door wrangler, with 31' goodyears. There is a bit of rub when i fully turn . also, when on the trails i have bottomed out quite a bit in the more technical areas.
Therefore, to the point, i am thinking about getting a lift kit, or possibly just a body lift. As a university student you can imagine im short on money so a pretty 6"er is kinnnnda out of the question. any imput/links would be greatly appreciated.

-MacCleev

MacCleev 04-30-2012 06:18 PM

I apologize for the typo, 33"

kjeeper10 04-30-2012 06:29 PM

If its just rubbing at full turn, you can add washers to the steering stops.

Also what backspacing do your wheels have. A JK can run a 33" tire.

Body lifts :nonono:

Look into A spacer lift or a budget boost.
Cost wise around $200 :thumb:

rics1997 04-30-2012 06:37 PM

Body lifts are not that great on a JK, at least more then 1". As stated, a budget lift or leveling kit will get you up enough for 33"s. A Teraflex leveling kit with front swaybar links is only $130 and is fine for 33's.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

rics1997 04-30-2012 06:39 PM

As far as rubbing at full turn, without buying new wheels with better backspacing, you can either add washers to the steering stop or you can get hub centric 1.5" wheel spacers.

kjeeper10 04-30-2012 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rics1997
As far as rubbing at full turn, without buying new wheels with better backspacing, you can either add washers to the steering stop or you can get hub centric 1.5" wheel spacers.

:wavey:

ESP 04-30-2012 10:41 PM

31"? :nonono:

kjeeper10 04-30-2012 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ESP
31"? :nonono:

He corrected himself 33's :D

MacCleev 05-01-2012 07:28 AM

Thanks guys! helped a lot!
also, the wheels that i have are 2" offset and still rub, but after close inspection, its only on the one side :S ! Any ideas on the problem???

thanks again!
-MacCleev

kbwwolf 05-01-2012 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2319975)
If its just rubbing at full turn, you can add washers to the steering stops.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 2320014)
As far as rubbing at full turn, without buying new wheels with better backspacing, you can either add washers to the steering stop or you can get hub centric 1.5" wheel spacers.

^^^ A hint. :D

Here's a link on how to do it: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Steer Stop Adjustment

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacCleev (Post 2321881)
Thanks guys! helped a lot!
also, the wheels that i have are 2" offset and still rub, but after close inspection, its only on the one side :S ! Any ideas on the problem??



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