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Unread 11-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Help with new lift & tires..

I just lifted my 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee ..2 inches and put on 265/65 18 tires on. Looks awesome, love the ride.. EXCEPT i can't make sharp turns.. or it hits some metal piece behind the two front wheels.. i can't get technical because i have no idea what anything is under there, all i no is i can't even pull out of a tight parking space without it hitting this metal.. the place where i got it done said he wouldn't use spacers because he hates them.. he's had bad experiences with them .. okay fine.. so my other option was to put some sort of rubber piece of the metal so it just bounces off of it, but that still won't get rid of the problem.. OR he said to get a rim with 0 offset so that the rim sticks out and prevents the tire from hitting the metal.. does this make sense to anyone because I'm just confused and personally i don't have 800 to spend on new rims.. but if that's what i have to do so that i can actually turn and not worry about popping a tire, ill do it.

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Unread 11-06-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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I hate to say it, and I know it doesn't help, but it would have been really easy to research this before you put the tires on. Your best bet will be spacers. Use loctite and proper torque and you will be fine
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Unread 11-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
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I'd rather spend 200 on a set of good spacers than 800 on rims
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Unread 11-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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im runnin 255/70R18 and i cant full lock either for the same problem

and i dont think spacers will help
just dont full lock, thats what i do lol
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Unread 11-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Why not just get spacers and do the pinch weld mod?
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Unread 11-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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Search on here for the front pinch weld mod. Its pretty easy to do, about 30 mins a side. That will be all you need. Covered in at least a dozen threads. The spacer will give you more clearance to the upper balljoint bolt.

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Unread 11-06-2011, 05:27 PM   #7
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I had the same problem. Im running 265/70/17, the tires would rub on the sway bar. I added 1.5 inch RC spacers which got rid of that problem, but now I rub a little on the pinch weld. But as stated earlier, it's an easy fix, I just haven't gotten to it yet. But you do have options, you just have to work around the issues
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Unread 11-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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Is this where it's rubbing?
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Unread 11-06-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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I'm thinking he means what buda posted. It'll rub the bottom of the wheel well, you just gotta bend it over a little. It'll also rub the swaybar but that's pretty minimal.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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yeah i think so.. but like i said I'm not actually taking the car apart myself .. i wish i could and i wish i knew more about this stuff ..but all i know is if i'm backing out of a spot i can't even turn the wheel all the way without it making a pretty loud noise and it freaks me out. i hate it.. so i need to correct it asap
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Unread 11-06-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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If it's rubbing in the same place as the picture all you need to do is give it a couple of good hits with a small sledge hammer. No need to take anything apart, just turn the wheel and go to town.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #12
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yeah i think so.. but like i said I'm not actually taking the car apart myself .. i wish i could and i wish i knew more about this stuff ..but all i know is if i'm backing out of a spot i can't even turn the wheel all the way without it making a pretty loud noise and it freaks me out. i hate it.. so i need to correct it asap
Do everyone here a favor and talk to someone who has a clue what he/she is talking about, have them look at it and relay what they say to here.... Or better yet you LOOK yourself to see where its rubbing, theres plenty of pictures all over the net. to tell u what part it is that its hitting.

This is what your telling us and wanting a description of how to fix it in other words............
I turn the steering wheel and the tires hit something....................

Its kinda hard to help you out with just tha being said.... The guys have done a good job narrowing it down for you........... Go look right now take a flash light itll be obvious and report back
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Unread 11-06-2011, 09:19 PM   #13
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Buda says "good hits" with a small sledge, I just want to emphasize the "good." Steel can be underestimated in its strength. You will need to give it a little bit to get it to bend out of the way enough. I sprayed it with a little undercoating after, but that may just be my ocd kicking in.

I'm just assuming based on your lack of knowledge. No offense, just want you to know what to expect. If you really don't want to mess with it get spacers installed correctly. But even that will require you to check them periodically, or find a shop that will do it for you. If you set it and forget it that's where you run into the bad stories.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 10:14 PM   #14
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Yup looks like i'll be giving it a couple good hits, thanks guys
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