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?
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.
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
I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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.
'88 YJ with SOA and SYE and a bunch of custom crap from BWF in Chesapeake.
'97 XJ on 8" lift, double triangulated rear, long arm 3 link front, Eaton/60 with 5.14 gears.
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