post #1 of Old 03-08-2007, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Tires rub on tight turns.

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and to Jeep. I just bought my 2000 Wrangler Sport in October and I love it.

But I just had a question about my tires, I have 30'' M/Ts and every time I take a tight turn they rub, but I'm not sure what they rub against. Does anyone know what they might be rubbing against or how to fix it? Any help would be great, thanks guys.

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post #2 of Old 03-08-2007, 09:16 PM
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30's shouldn't rub... but you just need to adjust the steer stops with a couple of washers like this: http://www.4x4xplor.com/steerstop.html

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I had the same issue before. You're rubbing on the Lower Control Arms. Mildly annoying. It'll go away as the tread does.

Different Wheels with adjusted backspacing will make it go away, but if you are buying new wheels, might as well go for the gusto and get a lift and new tires too.

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I had the same issue before. You're rubbing on the Lower Control Arms. Mildly annoying. It'll go away as the tread does.


Edit: he beat me to it

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Wait til the tread wears? Get new tires with different backspacint? Lift?
Guys, its 40 cents in washers and 10 minutes TOPS! Go to the link I posted.

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Yes exactly. Use the washers. And if you look under there you can see what it's rubbing against. It's not always rubbing against the control arms, it could be your sway bar because it has a tendency to shift back and forth to one side then the other. That same site posted above, 4x4xplor.com has a writeup on how to stop your sway bar from shifting too.
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Thanks for the help guys, I'll definitely try out the washers.
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post #8 of Old 03-08-2007, 09:34 PM
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While I realize that I could have just gotten the washers, I had to allow it to annoy the Purse Strings holder so I could "Fix" it. if "Fixing" it meant getting a lift, rims, tires, etc... I did what I had to.

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