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post #1 of 36 Old 04-19-2009, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Do I need to change this?...FAST? (Rear tire close to upper coil bucket)

While a buddy and I were looking under the jeep I noticed how narrow of a gap there is between the rear coil spring cup and the inside edge of my tire....

There actually is a gap. I tried to take two images to show it. I don't have photo shop or I would have added an arrow.



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post #2 of 36 Old 04-19-2009, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Is this dangerous, or does this require immediate attention?

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post #3 of 36 Old 04-19-2009, 02:56 PM
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looks a little too close for comfort but i guess if it hasn't been rubbing its not too bad...If i were you i would space out your tires a bit.

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post #4 of 36 Old 04-19-2009, 02:58 PM
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i would get some wheel spacers

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I've heard so many mixed reviews on spacers and I know nothing about them. The back spacing on the moab rims aren't that great. 5 inches.

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i have never used them, but i've never heard anything bad about em. you could post about wheel spacers, im sure a bunch of guys on here are using them.

honestly, i prolly would buy some if it were me... id ask about em first, but i have a feeling people would say they work fine.

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Is it the same on both sides? Since your profile lists a 2-inch BB, I'll bet your axle is shifted to one side. A track bar bracket, or an adjustable rear track bar if you want to spend that much, should center the axle. That would increase the gap you are looking at, by making the gap on both sides approximately equal.

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why would a 2in BB offset the axle?

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Thanks....

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Is it the same on both sides? Since your profile lists a 2-inch BB, I'll bet your axle is shifted to one side. A track bar bracket, or an adjustable rear track bar if you want to spend that much, should center the axle. That would increase the gap you are looking at, by making the gap on both sides approximately equal.
You know...I have read about the shift and never thought it happened because my jeep looks fine to me, but.....
Left side...

and now....drum roll please....the right side...


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Looks like you need an adjusable track bar.

As far as spacers go, if you get the ones that actually bolt on to the axle, they're completely safe. The "bad" ones that people talk about are the shims that just go inbetween the wheel and spindle, causing the lugnuts to have less threads holding the wheel on. Those are in fact very dangerous.

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ive got the same problem as you except mine rubs when i hit bumps, so not alot of drivin is bein done lol

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why would a 2in BB offset the axle?
Because the trackbar bolts to the axle on one end and the frame on the other - so when you lift it's like opening a pair of scissors. The trackbars pull the front to the drivers side and the rear to the passenger side.

Lay a pencil on a table. Lift one end and you see that the other end that's still on the table moves towards the end you are lifting.

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To the OP - you can grind a bit of the edge of the spring perch off but you really need an adjustable trackbar.

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Because the trackbar bolts to the axle on one end and the frame on the other - so when you lift it's like opening a pair of scissors. The trackbars pull the front to the drivers side and the rear to the passenger side.

Lay a pencil on a table. Lift one end and you see that the other end that's still on the table moves towards the end you are lifting.

Jim

To the OP - you can grind a bit of the edge of the spring perch off but you really need an adjustable trackbar.
thanks for the info, ill have to keep that in mind...

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Because the trackbar bolts to the axle on one end and the frame on the other - so when you lift it's like opening a pair of scissors. The trackbars pull the front to the drivers side and the rear to the passenger side.

Lay a pencil on a table. Lift one end and you see that the other end that's still on the table moves towards the end you are lifting.

Jim

To the OP - you can grind a bit of the edge of the spring perch off but you really need an adjustable trackbar.

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Thanks. I had saved up a little money and was going to get a rough country 2.5, and steering stabilizer, 1" BL, maybe new bushings.....now it appears I need an adjustable track bar!

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