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Unread 03-29-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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front control arm

so i got my new tires and rims on yesterday and they are rubbing!!! ok but the people at the store told me is was cause by the front lower control arm needing to be replace because its causing the axle to move forward and backwards they also said the vehicle is not alignable due to this and needing new inner tie rods and drive link replaced does this sound right just want to make sure before i start buying stuff the alignable makes sense to me and the control arms make sense but just want more informed people to confirm it

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Unread 03-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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What size tires, are you lifted, where is it rubbing?
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Unread 03-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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2 inches lift with 255/70/17r its rubbing on the very front corner wheel well but its not all the time its only after i have reversed and turn the wheel
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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that's normal for any solid front axle 5 link vehicle. there's some give in bushings.

trim your front bumper.

now, you may actually need those things, but it won't solve your rubbing, only trimming will.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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but this is like 1.5 - 2 inches of play.. is that normal? i was just going back and for and you can actually see the distance increase with the naked eye
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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Mine was doing that after lift. I re-tightened LCA bolts and then found my trackbar was loose at the axle. Tightened it up again and no more play.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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like i said, they're probably bad, but rubbing the front bumper is normal for tires that size on a 2" lift.
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