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Old December 2nd, 2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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Just put the one ton steering on my 02 TJ......seems like a good kit very easy to install. On the passenger side the inside of my rim rubs on the tie rod end. The connection for the steering could have been moved over in order to allow full turning radius. Seems like a poor design. Anyone else have this probelm? Are my rubicon rims the problem....
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Just put the one ton steering on my 02 TJ......seems like a good kit very easy to install. On the passenger side the inside of my rim rubs on the tie rod end. The connection for the steering could have been moved over in order to allow full turning radius. Seems like a poor design. Anyone else have this probelm? Are my rubicon rims the problem....
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It wont help with the rubbing...and arnt you selling your highsteer
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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It wont help with the rubbing...and arnt you selling your highsteer
itll move it out of the way...
and ya but its for a 44, not a 30 so it wont work for ur axle. i still have high steer though
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 09:57 PM   #5
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It rubs where the drag link bolts to the tie rod. I know it wont work was just making sure you still had it.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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It rubs where the drag link bolts to the tie rod. I know it wont work was just making sure you still had it.
pics would help...and shoulda went with hiems
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 10:14 PM   #7
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The tire rubs right here when turned to the left. It says due to factory rims on larger tires. This seems like a dumb design and was wondering if anyone else has the problem or if different rims wouldnt be affected.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 10:19 PM   #8
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can u drill out a new hole in the other tre about a half inch further away from the rim so that tre thats hitting will be out of the way?
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 10:27 PM   #9
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seems like a good kit very easy to install. On the passenger side the inside of my rim rubs on the tie rod end. Seems like a poor design.
So which is it?
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 10:40 PM   #10
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The hole was made in that spot drilling out a different end seems kind of ghetto. Tab its a bad kit ha
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The hole was made in that spot drilling out a different end seems kind of ghetto. Tab its a bad kit ha
will it work? who cares if its ghetto. i know u drive a barbie car so im sure looks are a factor, but if it serves its purpose why not do it.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:25 PM   #12
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i was just looking at these, and thinking about getting this setup, and no they dont work with the Rubicon rims
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:33 PM   #13
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Other then the rubbing i feel like this is a great setup. Other rims with a shallower offest shouldnt rub.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #14
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It's due to the backspacing on factory rims... I have the kit with a set of craiger soft 8s and 35s and it doesn't even come close. I love the kit, I've beat the heck out of it!
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looks like its time for my new rims and 35s! what size backspacing you have on those?
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Gr8arher, have you had to replace the end joints? I have the same set-up and both sides no longer hold grease. Thinking of switching to heims (which I think I can do with this set-up)... Not sure on sizes though... Also running crager but with 33's, looking at 35s though.
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Small wheel spacer?
Cheeper than buying wheels.
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ive heard some badd things about wheel spacers. Will i have any problems with them? and will wheel spacers up front and not on the rear be stupid.....
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ive heard some badd things about wheel spacers. Will i have any problems with them? and will wheel spacers up front and not on the rear be stupid.....
wheel spacers are fine, as long as you keep up on them. torque them down every so often. and ya, spacers up front and not in the rear will look gay! john said they make like a 1/4" spacer that just slides inbetween your rim and lugs, u dont need seperate nuts for them
http://www.maperformance.com/pfadt-r...6-1121013.html
these should give you enough space to clear your tre
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Old December 8th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #20
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Those are 1/2 in ill start looking for some but should I do the rear too then?
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