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Bostonshooligan 06-24-2011 04:41 PM

newbie needs help on Tire rubbing?!?
 
i was taking a tight turn today to back up and the tire was catching to something underneath, i was wondering if my tires might be the wrong ones or if the 2 and 1/2 inch lift is an issue

my tires are GoodYear wrangler rt/s
31x10.50R-15LT.

is this a common issue?

thanks

rockcrawln 06-24-2011 05:14 PM

i had this problem when i had the stock rims with the 31x10.50r15 but when i changed out my rim to a 15x8 3.75 backspace i didnt rub anymore until i went soa

kjeeper10 06-24-2011 06:06 PM

Easy fix for ya :)

http://4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html

BillyLA 06-24-2011 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1329616)
Easy fix for ya :)

Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment

I have put up with this for so long, adjusting my driving and freaking out when I turn and you have just changed my life with that link, your a hero!

rvrdvr 06-24-2011 08:29 PM

Yea I did this fix for my wife's Jeep so I didn't have to worry also!

Bostonshooligan 06-24-2011 08:35 PM

awesome guys thanks so much,deffinitaly made my day to see that its an easy fix

kjeeper10 06-24-2011 09:29 PM

:)

allen456 06-24-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1329616)
Easy fix for ya :)

Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment

Thank you, thank you. I was looking at the same issue tonight. I thout the oversized tires were rubbing on the fender wells, but in fact they were hitting the leaf springs on full tight turn. Gonna take care of this first thing in the morning. Thanks Again!

95YamJam 06-25-2011 07:56 AM

I just welded a bolt head to mine. Mine were spot welded in and really rusty. I added about 3/8" to mine.

I have 32" tires and have tons of clearance now. I did not notice any difference in turning radius at all.

60mg 06-25-2011 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by BillyLA

I have put up with this for so long, adjusting my driving and freaking out when I turn and you have just changed my life with that link, your a hero!

Now the only thing I'd be careful with is taking turns at higher speeds. Your gravity center went up with the same wheel base. You say that you got a lift on your jeep, so I'm assuming you don't have track bars and more likely sway bar. Wrangler is not the most stable vehicle in stock built. Add to it mods you have ... You see where I'm going with it? That would be the reason for me to get proper rims quickly. You wheels are not there for show or better traction only. Its your wheel base also. Temp fix is only a temp fix. You want a permanent solution which is a set of rims with smaller backspacing.

Bostonshooligan 06-25-2011 02:34 PM

where are they supposeted to go on?

kjeeper10 06-25-2011 03:45 PM

Im not going to go out a buy new rims because of a little rub with 31's. I've had this fix for 7 yrs with stockers, no problems :)

BillyLA 06-25-2011 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 60mg (Post 1330783)
Now the only thing I'd be careful with is taking turns at higher speeds. Your gravity center went up with the same wheel base. You say that you got a lift on your jeep, so I'm assuming you don't have track bars and more likely sway bar. Wrangler is not the most stable vehicle in stock built. Add to it mods you have ... You see where I'm going with it? That would be the reason for me to get proper rims quickly. You wheels are not there for show or better traction only. Its your wheel base also. Temp fix is only a temp fix. You want a permanent solution which is a set of rims with smaller backspacing.

I dont have a lift on y jeep, but i do plan on reducing the wheel size slightly once I get the cash to do it. The rims are 15's so its just a matter of fresh rubber. But i understand your concern, I'm a very careful driver when it comes to turning at high speeds, I learnt that the hard way when I first passed my test! The fix is good for now as I cant stand the rubbing noise, but it is only temporary.

kjeeper10 06-25-2011 04:31 PM

It's a jeep.. not a race car :thumb:

60mg 06-25-2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10
It's a jeep.. not a race car :thumb:

True, mine is just a bit safer :D

Bostonshooligan 06-25-2011 08:33 PM

and better equiped for almost anything life throws at you

BostonRubicon40 07-25-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bostonshooligan
and better equiped for almost anything life throws at you

Hey man where in Boston are you?

Bostonshooligan 07-27-2012 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonRubicon40 (Post 2621918)
Hey man where in Boston are you?

Im from quincy but currently reside in scituate!:punk:

US Navy YJ 07-27-2012 03:56 PM

Scituate Rhode island?

Bostonshooligan 07-27-2012 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by US Navy YJ (Post 2628594)
Scituate Rhode island?

Nah, scituate MA

SeniorJeeper 07-27-2012 05:13 PM

Hey, great town, I graduated from Scituate High!

Driller 07-28-2012 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1329616)
Easy fix for ya :)

Jeep Steer Stop Adjustment


Thanks for the info, I asked this question sometime ago and when I noticed the welded nut on the bolt I thought it was welded permanently and could not be removed. Now I see the light..Driller

BostonRubicon40 07-29-2012 03:16 PM

cool, I work in Rockland, MA.
There is a grp of guys that get together every Saturday in the south shore area for some wheeling. If interested, let me know.
Take care.

Bostonshooligan 08-05-2012 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonRubicon40 (Post 2633749)
cool, I work in Rockland, MA.
There is a grp of guys that get together every Saturday in the south shore area for some wheeling. If interested, let me know.
Take care.

deffiently ineterested :thumb:

BostonRubicon40 08-08-2012 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bostonshooligan (Post 2655243)
deffiently ineterested :thumb:

Cool. I'm traveling next two wknds but will joint the grp again last wknd of August. But look for the south shore tread. :punk:

Bostonshooligan 08-08-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonRubicon40 (Post 2664352)
Cool. I'm traveling next two wknds but will joint the grp again last wknd of August. But look for the south shore tread. :punk:

will do man!


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