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post #1 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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tires rubbing body

i need some help figure out what to do to my yj to elimate my tires rubbing on the rear wheel wells. i have a yj wrangler with 35" tires, a 4" lift under the axle and 1" 1/4 shackles. i just installed cut out bushwhacker fender flares which help a little but im still running into the problem. i don't want to go with any smaller tires and have considered doing a 1 1/2" body lift and or getting a 6" lift instead.
Has anyone ran into this problem before? if so let me know your thoughts thanks

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-24-2013, 11:12 PM
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What type of lift do you have? I assume Rough Country. And if so, there's your problem as they have likely sagged down a few inches. A 1.25" Bl is never a bad option to go with as you can use it later if you decide to tummy tuck. You might also want to get newer springs. I hear through the grape vine BDS makes good stuff. Check em out.

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Start cutting or add to the bump stop, I am running 37s on 4 inches of lift with a small stretch in the rear and have very minimal contact on the tub.

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A set of TJ flares may remedy the situation

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A set of TJ flares may remedy the situation
He said he just installed some bw cut out flares so I don't think the tj flares will give any more room then those??

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Bushwacker flares are terribly tight and probably designed for a Yj. You need TJ size for a 35" tire.

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Bushwacker flares are terribly tight and probably designed for a Yj. You need TJ size for a 35" tire.
Ok I was just going off my buddies jeep his yj bw flares allowed him to cut as much out as my tj flares!

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thank for the help guys I think im going to try putting a small body lift on it cause of the future option to tummy tuck it.
one more thing I was considering doing is leafing over the axle and going back to a stock leaf spring. would that get rid of my problem?
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I would say that a soa would help because of the added lift gained from it and hurt flex the added flex, do you have room to cut more? Perhaps you can post up a pic of your fender opening....... here's a pic if my 37 stuffed keep in mind this is only 4 inches of lift!
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Bushwacker flares are terribly tight and probably designed for a Yj. You need TJ size for a 35" tire.
I don't know, I was running 33's with Bushwackers on my last YJ and thought they had plenty of room.


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33's are different than 35's. the larger diameters of the tires after a certain point becomes more and more you have to cut. I cut quite a hit out of my wheel wells and found out there's still more to go after a wheeling trip last August.



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33's are different than 35's. the larger diameters of the tires after a certain point becomes more and more you have to cut. I cut quite a hit out of my wheel wells and found out there's still more to go after a wheeling trip last August.

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True story, I am cut to match my mc rear stretch corners which is supposed to be 4 inches from the stock opening. But that I have a small stretch out back!

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I don't know, I was running 33's with Bushwackers on my last YJ and thought they had plenty of room.

That picture looks familiar! Drumond Island, Marble head?
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That picture looks familiar! Drumond Island, Marble head?
Precisely. :-)

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