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post #1 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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rubbing issues

Needed some advice on some rubbing issues im having with my liberty. I just got a 2.5 inch lift and added some 245/75/16s bf goodrich mud terrains and now have a little bit of rubbing on the driver side when parking. Should i go down a size in tires or what can be done? Ive heard about trimming but not sure how to do that. thanks for any help

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
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Is it on the pinch wled or back of the fog light housing? They can be both "modified" to allow no rubbing. I nuked my pinch weld and I have no rubbing at full lock with 245/75/16. Here's a thread to help you through it:

http://www.jeepkj.com/forum/f202/how...95/#post376440

Pretty straight forward just cut, heat, smash and fold back over. When I did mine I ended up damaging the cover too much to put it back so I ended up using SEVERAL coats of liquid rubber to fill the gap.

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Needed some advice on some rubbing issues im having with my liberty. I just got a 2.5 inch lift and added some 245/75/16s bf goodrich mud terrains and now have a little bit of rubbing on the driver side when parking. Should i go down a size in tires or what can be done? Ive heard about trimming but not sure how to do that. thanks for any help
It would be a good idea if you fill out your Jeeps profile - year, trans. etc... When you post a question it helps when a member answers your thread.

What lift did you install? What is the measurement from the center of the hub to the bottom of the wheel well? Are you running factory wheels?

Are you getting rub at the front or rear of the wheel well, or both?

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05 KJ CRD 545RFE, GDE Eco tune, Franky II, Al's 4.5 A-arms, JK Rubi Moabs, Silent Armors 245-70-17's, Spidertrax Adapters, Rola Basket, Fumoto Valve, Pinch welds pounded - Sold 2015
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sorry, kinda new here. i have an 2005 liberty renegade, factory wheels, and a 2.5 skyjacker suspension lift. when i added the 245/75/16 mud terrains, i now have some minimal rubbing on the back of the fog light housing. just got the tires and not sure if i should go back to the 235s that i had before the lift. its only when parking and turning the wheel to the right.
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thanks for the link!
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-26-2012, 06:30 AM
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With that lift you'll also get a little bit more rubbing than say a OME lift. Front springs are only rated at 310-320 lb same as stock so they will sag quicker
Heating up the areas affected and massaging them inward will help though

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