New 30" front tires rub on leaf springs???!!

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New 30" front tires rub on leaf springs???!!

Postby CJboy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:17 pm

Hey Guys-
I recently got 30" high country all terrians for my 58 CJ5. I have 16" rims that are the stock military looking rims. The front wheels rub on the leaf springs while turning. I do have the stoppers on the hub but they are rusted away, shot and corroded to hell. How can I get rid of this Rub? Do I need a lift, spacers or a different rim.

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Re: New 30" front tires rub on leaf springs???!!

Postby Cuz » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:49 pm

You need a wheel offset that moves the tire outboard and you really should repair those steering stops and adjust them per which model knuckle joints you have.
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Re: New 30" front tires rub on leaf springs???!!

Postby CJboy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:42 pm

Cuz-
How would I go about repairing the stoppers? mine are pretty much rusted away and corroded.

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Re: New 30" front tires rub on leaf springs???!!

Postby Cuz » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:01 pm

Weld new stock on the tube and tap for new bolt and jam nut.
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