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Steering arm placement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by .308fanatic, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. .308fanatic

    .308fanatic Registered Member

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    Just bought a 79 Jimmy with 33x12.50x15 tires. Left front tire rubs the steering tie rod at the pitman arm when its in a hard right hand turn. What can I do about this? Maybe move the pitman arm one or two clicks forward? Thanks guys.
     
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    It seems odd that it would rub. What amount of back spacing are you running on your wheels?
     
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    back spacing

    None at the moment, I had a bad experience with spacers before. Have a set I was thinking about putting on, but would probably have to change lug studs.
     
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    Hmm the only way I could see it doing that is if you've got no lift on it, and running bigger tires with a lot of backspacing. Does it have a lift?
     
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    4" body thats it. I'm pretty good with motors, bad with front ends.
     
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    Actually, I'm not talking about spacers. Back spacing is the distance between the mounting surface of the rim, and the back of the wheel... (probably not the best explanation).

    Newer style wheels (on say a GM truck) have a bit of BS, while older wheels, and many aftermarket wheels, have a more "centered" mounting surface. If your running something with too much BS, then it will cause the tire to be located closer to the vehicle/axle and related parts. It's often that rubs will develope from that.

    Have any pics of the set up? It would help.
     
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    i promise i'll be nice... :ignore:
     
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    Thanks for the explanation,txfiremank5 I'll look at the wheels tonight when I'm working on it. I'll try to get some pics later on.
     

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