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09-22-2010 05:51 AM
Hilldweller
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Originally Posted by diveguy View Post
Thanks Hilldweller...always appreciated...
no problem; Jeepers help Jeepers.
It's the Code....
09-22-2010 05:17 AM
diveguy
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Thanks Hilldweller...always appreciated...
09-22-2010 05:17 AM
diveguy
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Thanks Hilldweller...always appreciated...
09-22-2010 03:50 AM
Hilldweller
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Okay. Sold. So how do we go about adjusting the steering stops? Forgive me...not sure how that's done.
Clicky this linky
09-21-2010 05:27 PM
diveguy
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Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
Just adjust the steering stops and you won't rub. Free mod.
Okay. Sold. So how do we go about adjusting the steering stops? Forgive me...not sure how that's done.
09-21-2010 05:07 PM
Hilldweller
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Eh, I like the turning radius too much...haha
Safer and smarter than spacers.

Wheels with proper backspacing really are the answer. All of the stock wheels have ill-suited backspacing from the factory and the 18s were just a bad idea overall.
I didn't even know that mine came with 18s until I got home; I just assumed they were 17s....
09-21-2010 04:32 PM
thedirtman 4.5" backspace 285/75R16 at full turn
09-21-2010 04:31 PM
thedirtman I would think 1.5" would be enough. My new rims have a 4.5" backspace and I now have about 2" of clearance to my sway bar.
Tom
09-21-2010 03:25 PM
blueescapes Eh, I like the turning radius too much...haha
09-21-2010 01:55 PM
Hilldweller Just adjust the steering stops and you won't rub. Free mod.
09-21-2010 11:26 AM
diveguy
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way off topic jlc, but in your avatar that's an interesting hood ornament!
Hahaha...everyone could use some tea! Thanks JLC...that's exactly what I'm looking for...
09-21-2010 11:05 AM
skivviss
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way off topic jlc, but in your avatar that's an interesting hood ornament!
09-21-2010 11:02 AM
JLC08JK The stock 18" wheels have 6" of back space!
You need to use either 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" spacers to get the clearance needed.
Refer to the F.A.Q. "Will It Rub" and "More About Tires / Wheels" for basic guidelines.
09-21-2010 09:40 AM
diveguy My apologies...I already have the 275/70R18s on the stock rims and they rub...I meant to phrase the inquiry as what width wheel spacers do I need? Dirtman...I am assuming since you got 7" of back spacing with your 16" rims that I would need at least 2" wheel spacers. Is this correct?
09-21-2010 05:51 AM
thedirtman 7" is the backspacing. I bought 16" rims and tires for the same price as a set of 18" tires. 18" tires are limited in what you can get and are expensive.
Tom
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