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burtonboards148 01-06-2012 07:05 PM

Urgent! NEED HELP!
 
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I just had a set of 255/70R17 G/Y Wrangler Silent Armors mounted, however the bolt is rubbing the sidewall tred. After about 2 hours of research it looks like cutting the bolts is the easiest solution. Can anyone give me instructions on how they cut theirs?:confused: (its seems like a fairly common mod)

I'm trying to avoid getting a lift, but I do have the Bilstein HDs which raise it 3/8":cool:

Attached is the best photo I could get on my cell phone...

Thanks
Burton

FlyinRyan 01-06-2012 07:13 PM

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A cutoff wheel attachment on a dremel seems like it'd do the trick

zero_psi 01-07-2012 02:00 AM

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i think ur gonna need to do more then cut the bolt chief... looks like ur gonna have to cut into the nut... sketchy... need a real small wheel spacer

Camaro614 01-07-2012 02:13 AM

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I agree spacer

05WK 01-07-2012 03:09 AM

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What tire shop let you drive off like this???

You need to take it back and demand new tires, then get the lift. So you'll have new tires :)

Ps: could you post a side shot of your jeep? I'm considering getting the same style tires.

4.whoa 01-07-2012 03:26 AM

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I'm running 245-70-17 gy silent armors on stock wheels with no problems, i'm even lowered . However, a lift/drop wont effect clearence to the bolt as the knuckle is one piece. The 255 is only 1/2" taller and maybe1/2" wider then the 245's but there's not much room down there.

inferno red wk 01-08-2012 06:37 PM

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i would not cut the bolt thats asking for more problems later on down the road they have spacer kits that work great. i had one on my first jeep to clear the wheel well spacers you can take off you cant put the bolt back

05WK 01-08-2012 10:58 PM

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You can get another bolt....

Everyone cuts the bolt.

lll2for3lll 01-08-2012 11:19 PM

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Every one cuts the bolt. I cut the bolt. I'd rather cut the bolt than use spacers. I have 255/75/17 and no problem.

Spacers are asking for "trouble" down the road.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h6...p/IMG_0864.jpg

kennzz05 01-20-2012 05:33 AM

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totally disagree with the spacers are asking for trouble quality purchased and properly installed and torqued ive had mine on my xj for over 5 years

lll2for3lll 01-20-2012 07:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kennzz05 (Post 556509)
totally disagree with the spacers are asking for trouble quality purchased and properly installed and torqued ive had mine on my xj for over 5 years

My cousin was a very skilled mechanic for years.

On his way to work one morning, one of his spacers on the front failed, the wheel came off, he hit a school bus just before he rolled in a ditch and burned alive in the car.

They were quality purchased, properly installed, and torqued.

wkearney99 01-20-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 556525)
They were quality purchased, properly installed, and torqued.

Not to dis' your cousin, but 'regularly checked' is often overlooked for lugnuts. My old XJ was notorious for having them come loose. And that was with factory equipment. More than once someone would flag me down and tell me I was about to lose a wheel.


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