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Unread 10-16-2011, 02:35 AM   #1
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4x4 shop in North County that really knows Wranglers?

I've been asking around some forums to figure out what we need to do to fix this fix-it ticket for fenders and/or mud flaps. Everybody seems to have a different opinion on which tire sizes will rub with different wheel specs.

So, I figure we ought to take it by a shop that really knows for sure before we buy wheels and possibly flares and tires.

Maybe most/all 4x4 shops will know, but I figure it's best to ask who the good guys are.

It's an '06 TJ Sport with 15x10 3-5/8 backspace wheels, 33x12.5x15 tires, and a 2 inch budget lift. (Just in case anybody can tell me for sure!)

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Unread 10-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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So was the fix-it for the tires sticking out? Do you have factory fenders and flares? Was the cop having a bad day? I digress...

With your lift and tires, 8x15 wheels with 4 to 4.5" of backspacing will tuck 33's under the factory fenders and flares The 10" wide rims tend to make the tires bulge a bit more. So, solutions:

Get rims with more backspacing (the more backspacing the further the wheel sets in). a caution of course is that too much backspacing and the larger tires will rub at full-lock, Expensive solution

Install larger flares, they are available in 4" and 6" widths. Extended flares can be had for $100-$150 delivered. Not a bad solution, I ran them on my TJ with a 4" lift and 35's for a long time.

Borrow a set of smaller tires/rims and get the ticket cleared. Temporary but buys time.

Any of those will deal with the clearance issue.

If you have tire rubbing... Depends on where they are rubbing. If it's in the turning there's several things to do. There are adjustable stops on TJ D30 axles. Is the axle centered? Lifting a TJ can shift the axle to one side and it will rub. A track bar relocater and/or adjustable track bar will fix that.

If you're rubbing on the bottom of the fenders and extended bump stop (cheap and easy) will fix that
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Unread 10-17-2011, 04:41 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks!

Yeah, it was for the tires sticking out, I guess. It's a bit vague and not specified what's required to fix it. He mentioned rocks being kicked up. The cop was being friendly, I think CHP has been repurposed as a revenue generating agency since the politicians somehow can't manage to keep a budget despite one of the highest state tax rates in the country.

It's not rubbing now as far as I know, but that's with the too-wide wheels and not much backspacing. I've been trying to find out for sure what will rub before we spend money. I did figure out that 4.5" of backspacing on 15x8 would fit under 6" flares - but I'm just going by a tape measure, graph paper drawings, and math, heh. But then, I was told that this setup would rub. Not specified where/how it would rub.

Would adjusting those stops affect the turning radius much?

I don't have any idea if the axle has been centered. I just went out with the tape measure and it seems maybe it's not centered. Looks like the front axle sticks out further on the driver's side a slight amount, like 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I could be wrong, trying to eyeball the fender line-up with a flashlight.

With all this, I've wondered if maybe all it takes to fix is some removable mud flaps? There again, vague legalese.
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Unread 10-17-2011, 07:17 AM   #4
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Unread 10-17-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for that.
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