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Old 06-04-2010, 08:51 PM
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I have a 99 with a rusty's 3" lift. 265/75/16 on rubi rims. at full lock i rub the lca's. anyone else have this problem? are wheel spacers my only option? I will not put spacers on!
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Do you rub both sides?
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dont those rims suck in kind of far? I had a similar issue, but i was w/ a set of stock jeep steelies. rustys does make a lower control arm that has a bend for a stock backspace rim, or you may have to change wheels.
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i had that issue with the same sized tire(on stockers thou) had to switch to 4" backspacing.

Also there is an upgrade to switch to ZJ lower control arms. they have a factory bend in them. Helps alot, the only issue is that you have to narrow the bushing, or widen the mounts
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i believe wj lcas have a bend to allow for bigger tires, or you could just adjust your steering stops and live with reduced turning radius(i did this with my 31s and stock steelies, its not that bad).
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If you would rather not spend the money on spacers I would just adjust the steering stops. Nothing wrong with it but you'll lose steering angle obviously.
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steering stops it is. I love the rubi wheels so they stay. this XJ is used to tow inflatable boats and drive down very mild trails so no big deal.
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Originally Posted by biztyke View Post
i believe wj lcas have a bend to allow for bigger tires, or you could just adjust your steering stops and live with reduced turning radius(i did this with my 31s and stock steelies, its not that bad).
If the nuts are welded to the bolts, I've heard of others adjusting the steering knuckle stops with washers (spacers), or you can replace them with slightly longer hardened bolts and lock nuts.
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I rub at full lock with 30x9.5 on stock rims...another solution is dont use full lock...once you hit it turn the wheel ever so slightly the other way... i do that and dont have a problem...
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its the rubicon rims. the backspacing is the issue
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i rubbed at full lock with 31 and standard rims i just welded a nut to the end of steering stop you really dont notice it the jeep has a excellent turning cirle anyway
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control arms are not that expensive, and will actually fix your issue. not bandaid
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control arms are not that expensive, and will actually fix your issue. not bandaid
yes. reducing your turning radius isnt really all that swell. even tho it doesnt sound like its all that much for this setup
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