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Tires rubbing after spacers??

2012 Grand cherokee altitude
stock 20x8 black 10 spoke wheels
275/55/20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2
1.25'' Bora wheel spacers in front
1.5'' In rear

Picked the spacers up locally for a great deal, installed them the other day and noticed today on big bumps the front tires seem to rub, wondering if this setup is to aggressive for stock height or stock flares. Not a huge fan of the bushwacker flares. My main concern is damaging the fender and sacrificing my ability to take the truck on some trails.

Any help or advice negative/positive is appreciated.

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Re: Tires rubbing after spacers??

Seriously?

1.25 and 1.5" spacers?
Is that per side?

That seems like quite the extreme to me.
I'd be more worried about wheel bearings than fenders.

Edit:
My Goodyear Wranglers are pretty close to the upper arm, I'm going to check them once the weather warms up and if they are rubbing I might consider 0.25 or 0.5 inch spacers just to push the tires away from the suspension. Though I had an alignment done at the dealer and I'm sure they would have mentioned something if they would have seen any rubbing.
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Seriously?

1.25 and 1.5" spacers?
Is that per side?

That seems like quite the extreme to me.
I'd be more worried about wheel bearings than fenders.

Edit:
My Goodyear Wranglers are pretty close to the upper arm, I'm going to check them once the weather warms up and if they are rubbing I might consider 0.25 or 0.5 inch spacers just to push the tires away from the suspension. Though I had an alignment done at the dealer and I'm sure they would have mentioned something if they would have seen any rubbing.
Yes that's per side, I've seen quite a few people here run the same setup, wanted to get some opinions, might just take the spacers off all together if anyone is interested in them let me know
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Re: Tires rubbing after spacers??

Nitto says those are slightly less than 32" and slightly wider than 11". That combo with 1.25" spacers is pretty common, so I'm a bit surprised they rub. Are these stock or aftermarket wheels?

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Nitto says those are slightly less than 32" and slightly wider than 11". That combo with 1.25" spacers is pretty common, so I'm a bit surprised they rub. Are these stock or aftermarket wheels?

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Yea that's what I thought as well, yes stock 20" 10 spoke altitude wheels, had to trim the lugs all the way around to have them sit on the spacers properly
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Tires rubbing after spacers??

You run at speed to make sure no vibrations? If one lug wasn't trimmed enough the wheel could be a tad crooked. I'd suspect that would cause a vibration at speed.

Other than that, I'm guessing it has to do with tire shape. Since people in general don't have problems with 32x11 and 1.25" spacers, but on the other hand we know thats about the limit before you have to start making mods to the vehicle.

Considering it hasn't pulled the wheel well covers off, it sounds like a minor rub. Have you identified where? Others have been able to modify the rub spot a bit.

Have you tried without the spacers? Does that configuration rub?

Does the '12 have solid or permeable well covers? I have a '14 and it is the latter, but I recall they used to be solid.

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Re: Tires rubbing after spacers??

Thanks for the good info! It did not rub without the spacers, however after further driving it seems like its only rubbing slightly on the front driver side only. Going to take the wheel off and inspect the wheel liner and all to see what the deal is this weekend.
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Re: Tires rubbing after spacers??

I just had the 1" BORA spacers, RRO leveling kit, and 275/55/20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2s installed a few days ago, and it haven't had any rubbing. Get the leveling kit, and it shouldn't have any rubbing.
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I just had the 1" BORA spacers, RRO leveling kit, and 275/55/20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2s installed a few days ago, and it haven't had any rubbing. Get the leveling kit, and it shouldn't have any rubbing.
Hmm okay yea I was considering that as well, how hard was the install for the leveling kit? And does the ass end of the truck sag when u have people in the backseat with the leveling kit?
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