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I recently changed my stock 29" tires to 33" duratracs. To prevent any issues with rubbing I also got new wheels with a 4.5 backspacing. Everything was fine the first three weeks now all of a sudden I hear a loud clicking noise when my steering wheel is turned all the way to the right and I'm backing up.
What is happening? Why did this happen all of a sudden and it was fine the first 3 weeks? Is it rubbing against the mud flaps?
 

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Did you trim your air dam and fenders?
 

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That actually does sound like fender liner or air dam to me, like plastic bending. Maybe see if you are grazing your control arm?
 

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Hmmm. An idea. Maybe get some bright ugly colored chalk, chalk up your tires, recreate the sound. See where the colored chalk rubbed off.
 

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good idea, i will try it tomorrow. So you think the tire is rubbing on something? how come it was okay the first two weeks after changing tires :S
it's likely that it is rubbing plastic somewhere on your inner fender. Something could have came loose or it's just slowly sunk down over time who knows
 

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Did I miss something? Lift? You put 33's on. If you are not lifted then you are rubbing the air dam. Same thing happened to me, but not 33's (285/70/17s) with 4.5 BS. You will not see it when you are stopped. In reverse at full lock the jeep will crouch in front, you are rubbing the air dam in the left front. Get someone to drive it for you to see where to trim or just remove the air dam like most everyone does.

And if you don't have a lift you are going to hammer your rear fender flares with those 33's, so get bump stops or coil spacers quick before you go off road, don't ask me how I know!
 
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