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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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New tires Rub, what now?????

I just mounted up my new 33x12.50 MTRs and they rub! Not bad but only when I turn all the way to one side, they are hitting the spring. I cant afford new wheels now.

What do you think of wheel spacers? How much back spacing needed for these tires to clear, dont know what my present wheels are?

How will I know if I need no wheel lug bolts? ( how much tread is safe?)

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

There should be steering stops some where, on tj's they are on the knuckle, it's a little bolt that's sticking out you sould be able to adjust that to get the right width. Wheel spacers in my mind are a waste of money, they are usually $150 for a set when new black steelies are only $35 a piece and you don't have to worry about things such as too few of the threads sticking out or things like that, if you have nice aluminum wheels throw them on e-bay and get the steelies with the proper back spacing (now that's my oppinion, some people like the look of aluminum wheels)

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

Here are the steering stops that Andy was talking about. On the CJ, they are in front of the axle and behind the tie rod. I look a little for wheels with less backspacing and the least I could find was 3-3/4". I've heard from others that you can get custom wheels with the backspacing you want but it might be more than a set of spacers. I think in the 1-2" range of spacer should be all right. Just check your front wheel bearings periodically to make sure they are good.

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

when I first put my tires on they rubbed also. It doesn't seem that bad to just not turn the wheel all the way. THe only time you are really in this situation is in a parking lot. Anyhow After I got smart I welded on some bolts on the knuckles since the old ones snaped and that made it so the wheel could be cut all the way without it rubbing.

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

I adjusted the front steering stops and they dont rub in the rear any more, but we took the CJ out wheelin' yesturday, and when we got by I noticed the rear tires are rubing the frame and iner fenderwell. I dont think it is bad just when it articulates I think, cant quite tell, but I dont think it is an all the time thing.

What do I do, do I need new rims with different backspacing? I cant afford them so I hope their is an easier fix, let me know
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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

I had the same problem. My solution was to swap to wider axles. The cheapest solution is to lower you rear bumpstops.

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

How do you do this, do they have to be replaced with longer ones?

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

Is the fact that the tires rub the frame going to limit the rear articulation of the jeep much? Or will it damage the tires?

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Re: New tires Rub, what now?????

Is the fact that the tires rub the frame going to limit the rear articulation of the jeep much? Or will it damage the tires?

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