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post #1 of 12 Old 01-21-2005, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Wheels rub when i make tight turns....

What do i need to do to fix this?

They are 32s (with a 2 inch lift) & only rub when i turn the steerign wheel too far.

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post #2 of 12 Old 01-21-2005, 11:43 AM
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32s wont fit a 2" bb... The max recomended for a 2"bb is 30s. for 32s you need a 3.5" lift

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Get the Ronco wheel shaver and adjuster kit.

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post #4 of 12 Old 01-21-2005, 11:51 AM
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32" tires fit perfectly fine under a 2" suspension lift which gives more than enough vertical clearance. Your problem has nothing to do with the suspension lift height and everything to do with the excessive backspacing of your wheel that has the tire positioned too close to the suspension system. However, this is easily curable with a washer placed under both of the steering stop bolts per the instructions at http://www.imajeep.com/Steering_Stop...ering_stop.htm

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32s wont fit a 2" bb... The max recomended for a 2"bb is 30s. for 32s you need a 3.5" lift
Not true for a Wrangler TJ, and this is a TJ forum. A TJ can actually handle up to a 31" tire without a lift, with a 2" spacer lift providing more than enough clearance for 32" tires.

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-21-2005, 01:36 PM
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I, and a lot of others on this forum are proof that 32's and 2" BB will work. If you have stock wheels you will need either spacers or wheels with a different backspacing. I have not heard any rubbing even when wheeling or turning sharp. I have even gotten "air" at the top of some sand dunes and not had any problems.

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Like Jerry said, a couple of washers do the trick, and its cheap.

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What width? 10.5" or 11.5"?
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-21-2005, 07:21 PM
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I've heard that 31's will rub when full locked? I'd like to for now put 31's on my TJ I've heard some people say they will rub when full turned and others say no what is true? Mine is stock for now but plan to lift later most likely a 2"BB. Thanks
Read my above post that gives a link to simple instructions on how to eliminate the minor rubbing that occasionally happens with 31x10.50 tires when the steering wheel is turned all the way.

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post #10 of 12 Old 01-22-2005, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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thx for the link..... will fix it soon. good to know it isnt a complicated fix.
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post #11 of 12 Old 01-22-2005, 08:35 AM
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What do i need to do to fix this?

They are 32s (with a 2 inch lift) & only rub when i turn the steerign wheel too far.
Click here to see my steering stop adjustment write-up

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post #12 of 12 Old 01-22-2005, 09:02 AM
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You can run a 31x10.5 on a stock tj with the stock rims, I was running that before i put any lift on my o4

Jerry is correct again as usuall, But there is a cheaper way to keep it from rubbing, "dont turn the wheel as far since you know they rub" It cost nothing and time involved to fix..

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