yeh i think im gunna get the bushwacker flat style fender flares so thats an extra 2.5 inches of clearence so that should do the trick for the fender rub.
It isnt, I have them and have to take them off every time Im offroad, I'll sell you mine for $300, they have been on for less than 2 months and are currently off because they dont increase your fender clearance at all, not even a little.
99 TJ Wyoming: you need to limit steering travel slightly to avoid what you have going on. Just adjust the stops on the knuckles out a tiny bit at a time until you stop rubbing the control arms (and frame in the froont too I bet)
There is absolutely NO need for 2.5" BS to run 12.5 wide 33s. With TnT flat fenders, I did it with no suspension lift/ 1.25 body lift on 3.75 backspacing. And with a centered rear axle, no rear rub, even with an 8.8. And yes, I wheel it, and no, it doesn't have a front sway bar to limit articulation.
Yes, mine flexes better now with 2.5" suspension lift and 35x12.50... but with a TINY bit of steering stop adjustment, you'll be a lot happier.
97 TJ Sport - 4.0/HP D30 w ARB/8.8 w LS/4.88s; 35s and flat fenders on 2.5 lift
84 CJ7; frame off restoration in progress.
The technical advice you get from me here is worth exactly what you paid me for it. Warranty issues will be reimbursed at double what you paid me for the advice.
I'm doing the 1.25 body lift this week, and I put 1.5" spacers all the way around, I never had any rubbing at all in the back, but I'm running over-sized control arms too, and that didnt help Im sure. With the spacers I'm not rubbing at all and my steering didnt have to be limited. I'm seriously thinking either T&T Customs or Metal Cloak arches, that way I dont lose any articulation and stop rubbing at the top.
It will work but you better check the clearance between the tires and upper rear spring perchs.I run 33x10.50's on stock Gambler wheels and there was not enough clearance for my liking so I added 1.25" Spidertrax spacers.