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Sullie
October 29th, 2017, 11:53
As the title says I own an 88 xj, the front tires are rubbing the coils when I turn.
Any advice on how to fix?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/0a33786624a88bc5a7f4af677ef0d384.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/1f65024de1b5f2a9f58aac91d3a66cee.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/e8c69f325443efa40465c9f1c321899b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/07138998d365eafa569c73fd7822fc75.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/62f9e6dca73fd5f1580c97eebdac143c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/e774efc4e4ecae1b4e3b2ffee38c6a3c.jpg

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Sullie
October 29th, 2017, 11:59
Sorry ment to add these pics toohttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/abf8cb8ae8cf59580753b141985fc200.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/c1f71fe48858e745b0bb44a75dba2a9c.jpg

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RCP Phx
October 29th, 2017, 13:57
First start with some control arms and maybe even DB's since your lift seems like a lot. You also need a adjustable trackbar to center your axle. It also looks like somebody "fubar'ed" your spring mounts! They don't even look like proper fitting springs!

Bent
October 29th, 2017, 14:58
Uh.....all I can think of is, "where in the South...?"

Sullie
October 29th, 2017, 16:37
Correct me if im wrong, but it looks like the previous owner welded a plate on the bump stop to give it a lift, is that what it looks oike to you guys?
If this is the case ill go to pullapart and get new ones to put a proper budget lift.


First two pics are found onlinehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/3c6c0c42c072f2a4e0dd5b2d11b27fde.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/c642d72425c5373837a5f6e9a9a5d6aa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/371f80e4fee1c41a15e44dde8271bb46.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171029/0919f22d345a3089632cc309d989506a.jpg

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Bent
October 29th, 2017, 17:19
Agree, lose the custom lift plates.

Sullie
October 29th, 2017, 17:53
I would assume best way is to grind off, im sure the bumpstop rod is welded on top, correct?

Looks like one rod is leaning forward, what would be the best way to get it straight again, beating it?

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Jeep Driver
October 29th, 2017, 20:55
Hilarious.

Sullie
October 29th, 2017, 22:42
Hilarious.Actual replys would be nice,


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Bent
October 30th, 2017, 07:26
I would assume best way is to grind off, im sure the bumpstop rod is welded on top, correct?

IIRC correctly the earlier models were threaded on. From what I can see they look to have been sleeved. Without pics of what the previous owner may have done up top being threaded may be a mute point, though.

If it were me the first thing I would go at would be getting rid of it and going back to the OEM setup.

Sullie
October 31st, 2017, 14:16
Does it look like its sleeved to you guys?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171031/810d4fb6af3dc215af50ee89f818aa20.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171031/fd603d2b4f2c4293c0ee05c6cad9126e.jpg

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RCP Phx
October 31st, 2017, 14:57
I'd still like to know how it's possinbly rubbing with that amount of wheel offset? What size tires/wheels are those?

Sullie
November 1st, 2017, 19:30
I'd still like to know how it's possinbly rubbing with that amount of wheel offset? What size tires/wheels are those?33x12.50R15LThttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171102/dcda957c7d31c4ca6559992ac8f054d3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171102/bafd967b85d2b5e8c67476786ced5596.jpg

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RCP Phx
November 1st, 2017, 21:20
I'd still like to know how it's possinbly rubbing with that amount of wheel offset? What wheels are those?

Sullie
November 1st, 2017, 21:43
33x12.50R15LT

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RCP Phx
November 1st, 2017, 22:21
That's not the wheel size!!!!

Jeep Driver
November 1st, 2017, 22:21
When the shock is at full extension the ****ing spring about falls out and leans out against the tire.


What a cluster.

Bent
November 2nd, 2017, 07:24
IIRC correctly the earlier models were threaded on.

Can someone confirm or correct me on this?

IslanderOffRoad
November 2nd, 2017, 08:20
Thatís an interesting setup.

Whatís your budget look like?

If it were me Iíd add something like an ACOS at this point to replace that.

Sullie
November 2nd, 2017, 12:39
Im going to go to pull a part and get bigger shocks off a tbird or bronco, along with ACOS should help fix what previous owner did to the truck

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Jeep Driver
November 2nd, 2017, 17:20
Im going to go to pull a part and get bigger shocks off a tbird or bronco, along with ACOS should help fix what previous owner did to the truck

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No, you need new longer springs and NEW shocks.

And ACOS if you want it.


WTF?

Green XJ Jeep
November 2nd, 2017, 22:50
You probably should start with either fixing your top coil spring mount and getting the correct length spring or going with an acos and getting the correct spring.

You whole repair at this point is centered around the bump stop and coil spring. After that's fixed then you can figure out what length shock you will need.

ftwelder
November 5th, 2017, 06:08
I would assume best way is to grind off, im sure the bumpstop rod is welded on top, correct?

Looks like one rod is leaning forward, what would be the best way to get it straight again, beating it?

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The bump stop towers are pretty weak, only thin sheet metal. Once you add a bump stop elsewhere the tower is only there to keep the spring from getting away and won't need to be perfectly straight. It looks like you have a great starting point for your rig. tires, rims and no rust. Now would be a good time to think about frame plating so when you weld good parts on, they stay on!

You could also cut your towers off and weld some on from the boneyard.