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post #1 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel offset

Hey all just a quick question that I think I know one answer to but looking for more information. I have a 93 YJ and just got a great deal on some TJ wheels. Got the tires all switched over and found that they rub on the spring when turning lock to lock. It is not to bad but enough to notice. Apparently the offset is different with the TJ and YJ wheels. I know I can put spacers on to correct the problem but not sure I want to widen the stance that much as the smallest I have found is 1 inch. Does anybody have any other suggestion?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 11:43 AM
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Add washers to your turn stops so the tire doesn't hit the spring.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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i have run tj rims with no trouble, the moabs. i have heard a bunch you need to add a washer like posted above though

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 12:22 PM
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When I put different offset wheels on my YJ I just added a couple washers to the turn stops. You will not notice the slight loss in turn radius, but you will notice the lack of rubbing on the springs.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guy, now let me show my ignorance. Where are the turn stops? I know it sounds dumb but hey.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 02:32 PM
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Thanks guy, now let me show my ignorance. Where are the turn stops? I know it sounds dumb but hey.
Down on the knuckles I think. I know how to fix the problem but never have. Ha

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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Front side of the knuckles, can't remember the exact size but it looks like a stud sticking out. Spray the heck outta them with PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench before you try to loosen them.
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 07:44 PM
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If you have someone turn the steering wheel while you look at the steering knuckle (where the wheel mounts and the brakes hook up) You will see a little bolt stickin out that has a corresponding flat spot on the hub that turns back an forth. That is the part to move out. It's like a 1/4 bolt head or 5/16, I think. It's small looking

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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The real question would be what was the old back spacing and what is the new back spacing? Get spacers that match the difference or change the turning stops as described above. I personally hate spacers but they serve their purpose sometimes.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-08-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, thanks for all the great information. Found the stops and put two washers on each one and took care of the problem. Thanks again!!
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