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Deep6 08-20-2013 12:03 AM

horizontal clearance issue on rear axle...tires/springs
 
Hi Everyone,
I took ny jeep in for an oil change recently (I used to do my own but I don't have a garage any longer) the mechanic noticed that when the jeep is on the hoist that the rear left tire is rubbing the springs and on the other side theres abiut 1.5" of clearance...I suspect this is abnormal but want ro be certain, and if it is odd how to start identifying the issue.
Thanks

wa_troop 08-20-2013 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Deep6 (Post 4098944)
Hi Everyone,
I took ny jeep in for an oil change recently (I used to do my own but I don't have a garage any longer) the mechanic noticed that when the jeep is on the hoist that the rear left tire is rubbing the springs and on the other side theres abiut 1.5" of clearance...I suspect this is abnormal but want ro be certain, and if it is odd how to start identifying the issue.
Thanks

Track bar? Control arms?

Water Dog 08-20-2013 10:15 AM

Is this a lifted Jeep? Sounds like you need an adjustable track bar.

UnlimitedLJ04 08-20-2013 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deep6 (Post 4098944)
Hi Everyone,
I took ny jeep in for an oil change recently (I used to do my own but I don't have a garage any longer) the mechanic noticed that when the jeep is on the hoist that the rear left tire is rubbing the springs and on the other side theres abiut 1.5" of clearance...I suspect this is abnormal but want ro be certain, and if it is odd how to start identifying the issue.
Thanks

what tire size? wheel backspacing? lifted? adjustable rear track bar?

Deep6 08-20-2013 10:23 AM

no spacing to my knowledge a pair of 31 baja claw mtzs...and no lift.

UnlimitedLJ04 08-20-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Deep6 (Post 4100004)
no spacing to my knowledge a pair of 31 baja claw mtzs...and no lift.

your wheels inherently have backspacing. you need to figure that out to make sure the wheels are appropriate for the tires.

but assuming that's not the issue, it sounds like something is bent/broken/missing. either the rear track bar itself is broken (or missing), or the bracket has ripped off the axle. if the bracket has ripped off the axle, it usually takes the upper control arm mount with it. if the rear track bar has been removed, then some moron has ruined your tires due to ignorance of basic geometry.

crawl under there, take some pictures and post them up, so we can help. or just crawl under there and figure out what the problem is yourself and fix it.

Deep6 08-20-2013 11:07 AM

bottom line is it should be a symmetrical spacing correct?


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