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AB Jeepster 05-18-2010 03:37 PM

Rear tire rub issues
 
Okay, I first noticed the rub issue with the rear tires this winter, after I switched to 255/55/18's (from the stock 245/60/18's) and carried two adult passengers in the rear, (no additioanl cargo) in addition to the two of us up front. The fender wheel well paint was rubbed off by the rear tire inside sidewalls (both sides). Now, with the SRT staggered set up, with a cargo bay full of stuff and the motorcycle trailer (with bikes) I see it again with the addition of rub marks on what you would call the front of the rear wheel wells. The road up from AZ had some good dips and I surmise the rear suspension bottomed out. The trailer and the bikes weigh 2290 lbs according to the weigh scale reports.

I read the WK suspension thread and I am not really thinking about lowering my WK, mainly because I tow the bikes back and forth between YYC and PHX and I think lowering it will only exacerbate the situation. So, what do you folks think is a viable solution?

AB Jeepster 05-18-2010 11:29 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
so no thoughts? assistance? yikes....

robpp 05-18-2010 11:39 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
kyle wk05 he added helper air bag things i believe for a horse trailer.

Scottina06 05-18-2010 11:42 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
better shocks and struts FTW! or atleast get the rears done. Maybe the WK Bilsteins?

AB Jeepster 05-19-2010 12:35 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
Thought I read people were discarding the Bilsteins ..... what is a decent shock for the rears .. I am not sure I wanna lower it.. although I must admit it looks a bit nicer..

Scottina06 05-19-2010 12:43 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
the bilsteins are 100x better than the stockers! The wk bilstein HD's actually raises the WK 3/8". The SRT Bilsteins will keep you at the stock height...but with better control because they are gas charged. Either one is a lot better thsan the st0ckers!!

Scottina06 05-19-2010 12:45 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
you mustve really had a load on that baby! I had 5 boxes of stone veneer, 2 bags of grout, bag of sand and some wire mesh in my bwoody lowered Jeep and it didnt rub....LOL

AB Jeepster 05-19-2010 01:56 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 210301)
you mustve really had a load on that baby! I had 5 boxes of stone veneer, 2 bags of grout, bag of sand and some wire mesh in my bwoody lowered Jeep and it didnt rub....LOL

Are you saying I'm fat.....??? ahhahaha 2200 lb trailer with the bikes, an 8 lb Pappilon, 70 lb golden retriever, a bunch of other stuff...it musta been a bottom out thing on dips in the road surface at 60-70 mph. Will SRT shocks fit with the stock WK springs?

Scottina06 05-19-2010 04:07 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
yes they will...and SRT suspension part works for the wk

AB Jeepster 05-19-2010 06:18 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 210401)
yes they will...and SRT suspension part works for the wk

... SRT suspension part???????

Scottina06 05-19-2010 06:24 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
parts

AB Jeepster 05-19-2010 07:22 PM

Re: Rear tire rub issues
 
Thanks for the clarification Scott... I priced them out on Just for Jeeps... See what the stealership wants for them... Would it be worth it to do all four shocks without the springs? or should I just do the rear shocks?... Like I said... I just am not sold on lowering it...


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