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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2002, 10:49 PM
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Question about turn radius

Am looking at a 73 CJ5 right now. It has 36 x 12.5 super swamper tires on it, along with plenty of lift for them. When test driving it, ran into turn radius problems (short turn radius and rubbing).

After looking at things closer, the tires are catching on the leaf springs (could see the rub marks on the springs).

My question is, is there a way to get around this?

Could one put deep rims on and gain a better turn radius, or at least help against rubbing?

Can one get wider axles without tons of hassle?

Other options that could help with this?

Very cool Jeep, that is for sure :-) Was debating on beefing up my current 85 CJ7, or getting on that is already done. My CJ7 has an excellent turn radius, but only has 31" tires.

Thanks for any information!

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Re: Question about turn radius

I have a CJ 7 with the same problem! It is do in part to the spring over lift! You can go with deeper rims but you will not gain much and you will put a lot of extra stress on the axles! The only thing that will realy help is the wider axles and no there is not a cheep or easy swap they all take some time and modification unless you can aford to buy already set up axles!
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Re: Question about turn radius

I noticed the same problem on my Scrambler. I haven't checked to see if I can just turn the knuckle stops out further. This would eliminate the rubbin, but add to the turning radius. I will lengthen the stops upto 1/2" if it will help, but like I said I haven't tried it.

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Re: Question about turn radius

I had to lengthen the steering stops on my YJ after I slapped some 35's on. I'd rather have a bit worse turning radius than chewn up tires.
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