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Tire Clearance/Rubbing

My rig is a '13 JKU (4dr) with a RK 3.5 lift, 3" bump stops, Nitto TG 37's, Currie VXR60s, with Spyderlock 3.5" BS wheels. Rig is on the heavy side with front and rear bumpers, winch, rock sliders.

I am getting a little tire rub. It seems as though I am fine at the rear, but I am getting a slight rub at the front. Happens at hard turns in parking lots ( if not taken slowly) and driving turns that have rough roads.

I've attached some pics of the tires when wheel is turned. I know that the Rubi rails extend just a hair past the sheet metal but just barely. Hard to tell much from the pics I know. It doesn't seem that the fenders are actually making contact. It seems that it is just inside at the fender liner near the bottom and body sheet metal which is covered by the liner. Hopefully that explanation makes sense. I'm not sure that going with flat fenders will clear it either. Just hard to tell.

What do you think is best option? Install 4.5" springs, 1" body lift, other? Do you think flat fenders will do it. 1" body lift would probably be the cheapest option, but would it look okay or be very noticeable? Thoughts?



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If it is hitting the sheet metal under the fender line then flat fenders isn't going to help with that. So you have the 2 choices 4.5 springs or the BL.

Or take a BFH to it.

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If it is hitting the sheet metal under the fender line then flat fenders isn't going to help with that. So you have the 2 choices 4.5 springs or the BL.

Or take a BFH to it.
Kind of what I was thinking. BL would be the cheapest I think, but I'm not sure how it would look.

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It would look like this. I have been running a 1" for 9 years now. I got mine from https://www.mountainoffroad.com/jeep...body-kits.html
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Thanks for the pics and link. Doesn't look like you can really tell that much. I don't guess it would effect the install of rock rails would it? I currently have rubi rails with Ace sliders.

I guess most difference would be seen at the front and rear bumpers.

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Push the front axle forward .25-.5"
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Push the front axle forward .25-.5"
Yea, that was the other option I was looking into. I have both upper and lower adjustable arms so I could adjust them equally to retain proper caster/pinion and push the axles out just a bit. Correct?

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Thanks for the pics and link. Doesn't look like you can really tell that much. I don't guess it would effect the install of rock rails would it? I currently have rubi rails with Ace sliders.

I guess most difference would be seen at the front and rear bumpers.
The rubi rails mount to the body so they would go up as well. The ACE sliders though there would be a difference since they mount under the body mounts.

Dirtmans suggestion is probably the best and obviously costs nothing to do.

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all this time & ya know, I'd never seen your rig.
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It's cool & looks setup well, ya old leatherneck...




I will have to get you a new pic then. back seat is gone, yellow and gold decals are gone.
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I have close to the same setup, except MetalCloak instead of RK. My 37’s rubbed on the sway bar. I ended up with spacers to prevent the rub.
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I think he was referring to the OP.

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I think he was referring to the OP.



well, that is awkward, innit-it?


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