First test fit up of the fuel tank. Probably should have test fit it before I got this far, but luckily it's fitting damn well. I'm glad I didn't go any smaller or bigger.
Did some rust repair that took a couple weeks, got the fuel tank mounted. Then Xmas, a week in Chicago for work, a week at Disneyland for fun. Not much progress on the Jeep.What's the latest? Did you get it driving?
Safe to say it won’t hit or rub on normal road use or mild off-roading articulation. It could still contact it on a bump with some added load in the cargo area though. Remember the tires won’t tuck like that if the whole rear squats at once like it would hitting a bump or dip with a load. I would look into some extended bump stops eventually but it’s definitely not a high priority item for you. Are the factory bump stops still intact? If so you could build a spacer for behind it and attach with longer bolts. Common practice in off road fabrication is to do a test like you did and measure from frame to axle tube on the compressed side, and build the bump stop a little longer than that. How much lift are running?How do you make sure that your wheels won't hit your fenders?
One of my co-workers thinks that my back axle tires will hit the fenders. After reading 10+ articles about shortening axles, I got out my jack and lifted one side until the other just started to come off the ground.
Is it safe to assume this tire will not hit the body? Is this a good test?