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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Suddenly getting rubbing from rear tire when offroading - worn spring or shock?

I was driving my 2005 KJ along some rough, sandy ground today, and as I went across some dips I heard some very loud rubbing from the left rear tire. When I inspected it, I could see that the outer wall of the tire is rubbing against the inward-pointing lip of the plastic fender. It only happens when the suspension is compressed (such a when negotiating dips on rough ground), it's fine on normal pavement.

I took a look underneath but can't see any obvious problems. Is it more likely to be the spring than the shock? Can anyone tell me the factory ride height for the rear wheels, so I can measure it and see what I've got?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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How much bumpstop are you running ? " how high"
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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It's completely stock. So whatever the factory size is.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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OK so with an 05 weaker springs due to being 7 years old and also the shocks then you're more than likely to get more and more rubbing
One KJ, an 06 we had here to do a lift on was 1.5 inches lower than stock and it had all kinds of rubbing issues
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