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31" tires rubbing with 2.5" lift even after trimming, want to go to 3" in front, how?

Old 10-25-2015, 11:13 PM
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So i'm pretty sure its the offset on the rims (Vision 85 soft 8's), but even after trimming, I still rub pretty bad.
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2.5" Coil spacers (front and back)
Extended sway bar end links
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I think just an extra .5-.75" in the front only will drastically minimize my issue. Question is, whats the easiest route to go now? What do you recommend? I'm getting an adjustable trac bar already.
Should I ditch the coil spacers and just get springs?
Can I add a longer spring on top of my spacers?
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Buy some 3 inch coils for the front. Don't stack spacers. You may need to trim more or go more lift. Save your pennies and do the lift the right way. Don't just throw stuff together and hope it works.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 93_xjcherokee View Post
Buy some 3 inch coils for the front. Don't stack spacers. You may need to trim more or go more lift. Save your pennies and do the lift the right way. Don't just throw stuff together and hope it works.
That's what I'm thinking too. Besides a trac bar, typically what else should I be modifying at 3" of lift?
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I have a 2" on my ZJ and they rub when i turn. but i like the look people give me when i back into a parking space and my tires rub haha. just go full lift kit or coils. i have also noticed if you remove the little plastic guard it gives you about a quarter inch of free space when prevents mine from rubbing.
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Originally Posted by CherokeeHoonigan View Post
I have a 2" on my ZJ and they rub when i turn. but i like the look people give me when i back into a parking space and my tires rub haha. just go full lift kit or coils. i have also noticed if you remove the little plastic guard it gives you about a quarter inch of free space when prevents mine from rubbing.
I'll try that and see how much more room I get. If I just get coils though, I should be good with the set up I have?
Shocks, longer end links, stabilizer, trac bar..?
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Originally Posted by antp1987 View Post
So i'm pretty sure its the offset on the rims
If you need them further out how about spacers instead of more lift or cutting that you probably don't need?
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Where are they rubbing?
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Where are they rubbing?
Both the back at the bottom of the A pillar and the front bumper when fully maxed out in a turn.
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So should i be good with just an adjustable trac bar and 3" coils?
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Originally Posted by antp1987 View Post
Both the back at the bottom of the A pillar and the front bumper when fully maxed out in a turn.
Does it rub the inside of the tire in the wheel well or outside of the tire near the fender? If the latter you probably need a different wheel offset. Even if you lift it and clear, it would still rub when you compress the suspension in a turn; fine for a mall crawler but not for off-roading.
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