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Hi guys, I'm hoping someone who has dealt with this could help me. I'm currently running 37x12.5R17's on my JKU. I'm running 4.45" BS on my wheels, and was getting some pretty good frame rub at tire lock. I tried lowering the backspacing with some 1" spidertrax spacers, which has eliminated 99% of my on-road rubbing (very minor rubbing at full tire lock if I'm off-camber) but I still get a good amount off-road. Is there a solution to this other than shimming my steering stops or am I at that point? I'd love any and all feedback.
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What tires you running ? Mine dont rub the frame at all not even close. Only rubbing i had was with my RK CA's and i added a couple washers to the stops.


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What tires you running ? Mine dont rub the frame at all not even close. Only rubbing i had was with my RK CA's and i added a couple washers to the stops.


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Hankook RT03's. My metalcloak LCAs clear just fine but the rear of the tire rubs the frame pretty obviously.


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how much lift are you running? i have a 2.5 aev lift with 37x12.5 on 4.75"backspaced wheels and the tire barely touches the frame at full lock (there is a little shiny spot about 1x2 inches on the frame).
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Adjust your wheel lock stops so it doesn't hit the frame
37's also require 3.5in of BS min.

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The amount of bump stop factors in quite a bit. Sounds like you have some good uptravel. Even with 3.5" BS you are going to get frame rub. One option is to push the axle forward a little, but that gets complicated for the average build.

What we found to be the ideal solution is Satin Black Rustoleum. Matches the frame perfectly. Limiting steering because you are taking some paint off is not worth it. The tire rub is not going to hurt anything. Give it a shot of satin black once in a while and you are all good.


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What tires you running ? Mine dont rub the frame at all not even close. Only rubbing i had was with my RK CA's and i added a couple washers to the stops.


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It is because your Steer Smarts is too smart for that nonsense.


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Thanks for the input guys. I am running a 3.5" lift (tires clear on uptravel thanks to flat fenders). At the moment I've just been letting it rub, it builds some surface rust if I don't off-road frequently but by the end of a day off-road it's rubbed the surface rust off again.


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