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    Jeep TJ- Rear Tires rubbing strut mount plate at frame

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    Hi everyone,

    So i am having an issue i need advice on. I got a new set of tires and a set of 16 inch jeep rims to fit them but when i went to get them installed the rear tires are rubbing on the rear strut coil mounting plate at Frame barely rubbes but the 1/2 in to 3/4 inch will destroy new tires. So question is i dont want to go chaning rims again but i am not sure can i grind or cut part of the strut plate maybe 3/4 inch back or will this be an issue later or should i get wheel spacers installed. went from 235/75/15s to 265/70/16 Thanks for Tires Sarge they rock ! just need to mount them on jeep any help would be greatly appriciated.

    Pics attached of plate on strut with old tires on Pics 4 is a good top down of the strut plate at frame looked at it again its because my procomp strut mounting plate at frame from lift being welded onto frame stick out too far for new tires to fit without mods.
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    IMO I would get spacers - not much just a 1/2" will do ya.

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    Thanks I called a few off road shops they said spacers too sounds like my route gives me a reason to go to 4 whell parts

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    Yep, I agree, get some spacers.. if you grind that spring plate you will end up with a sharper piece of metal back there.. you don't want that.
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    Jeep TJ- Rear Tires rubbing strut mount plate at frame

    Keep in mind the minimum amount of spacer you can get with studs mounted is 1"-1.5". Anything less than that would just slide over you factory studs, which IMO is a bad idea since it cuts down o. The amount of threads your lug nuts can grab.


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    you can get the spacers that bolt on I think they're about $100 a pair... I think, but they are a lot stronger than the slide on ones, that's what the use on duallies when they put wider tires on factory wheels to keep them from rubbing

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    Thanks to all I ordered a set of spidertrax (2 pair) from 4WD they will be in Friday
    Looks like I found my solution thanks for all the info
    And yes they were 90 a pair just over 200 w tax not the end of the world

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    Yep Yep, after my lift I had to get some spacers for my rear tires.
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