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Old 05-01-2019, 08:50 PM
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Had my friend install my lift today
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Only problem is my tires hitting my LCA at almost full lock. Was thinking about ordering some RC LCAs or some WJ LCAs. Do you think that'll fix the rubbing issue?
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:40 PM
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Going to need wheel spacers or some aftermarket wheels with at least 4" of backspacing
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WJ will, but you'll have to make them fit, stock the bushings are too wide.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:49 PM
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WJ will, but you'll have to make them fit, stock the bushings are too wide.
Yea I've been reading up on it. Also decided I won't purchase RC lcas. I'm looking at iron rock, metalcloak, or tomken. I guess i'll just get some steelies. Do you guys think 4' backspace is enough?
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 49erxj View Post
Had my friend install my lift today
3 in zone full leaf kit
31 k02s
Only problem is my tires hitting my LCA at almost full lock. Was thinking about ordering some RC LCAs or some WJ LCAs. Do you think that'll fix the rubbing issue?
Are you hitting both LCA's or just the passenger side? You used LCA as singular, not plural. I am not being a English teacher or smart ***. If your only hitting on the passenger side LCA, the axle needs to be re-centered under the chasis. This is a common occurrence with any lift of 3" or over.

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Old 05-02-2019, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by texastaz38 View Post
Are you hitting both LCA's or just the passenger side? You used LCA as singular, not plural. I am not being a English teacher or smart ***. If your only hitting on the passenger side LCA, the axle needs to be re-centered under the chasis. This is a common occurrence with any lift of 3" or over.

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just hitting the passenger side like you mentioned. I should still replace my stock LCAs and then try what you suggested. If it works, I won't have to get wheels with backspacing which I really don't want to do.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:48 AM
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You don't have to replace the LCA's. You simply need to re-center the front axle under the vehicle. It is a track bar adjustment to move the axle back into place. Check you tube for bleepin jeeps video for a how-to center the axle.

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You will need an adjustable track bar to accomplish the re-center.

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You will need an adjustable track bar to accomplish the re-center.

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Yea, I'm probably going to go with jks or iron rock. Only thing I worry about is that some bars require a minimum of 3in lift which I have but if I install bumpers will that lower my suspension to the point of being a problem
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