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Tire rub

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by SPackard, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008
    SPackard

    SPackard New Member

    Tulsa, OK
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    I'm looking for some insight; on my '75 CJ-5 I mounted a set of OEM 16-inch wheels with 7.50-16LT tires (32-inch) and I have a 4-inch lift. When I make a left turn, the left front tire rubs on the spring. It does not rub when I turn right and the 33x12.50's mounted previously did not rub either. Anyone please have a theory as to why?
     
  2. Aug 7, 2008
    hawkte

    hawkte rustbucket

    southern colorado
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    Have you tried adjusting the steering stop ? it's easy just find the stop bolts behind the hub and screw in or out.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2008
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    X2 - tire rub is pretty common. I have it with 32's on 7" wheels. Your previous wheels might have had different backspacing.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2008
    SPackard

    SPackard New Member

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    I may try adjusting the stop; I just thought it was strange that it would rub one side and not the other. Could it be that it an adjustment is off to make it turn sharper one than the other?
     
  5. Aug 8, 2008
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    Probably. Or there could be some other minor thing putting the axle ever so slightly off center, or possibly the steering just goes further in one direction than the other.

    Old Jeeps aren't exactly precision instruments...;)
     
  6. Aug 8, 2008
    Psychojeeper

    Psychojeeper Aint 'sposed to be pretty

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    Sounds like backspacing is too deep. Try adjusting the stop bolts, and consider quality wheel spacers from SpyderTrax or others.
     

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