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Clunk in Front passenger side wheel when turning halfway while backing up

Just 5 days ago, I have my wheels changed to 22s with 255/30 Nitto tires.
So I took the car out for a drive after the wheels were installed (delivered and installed in my garage) .

Then when I got home and I had to park the car back to my garage. I always back up when parking my car so it faces the road for easy exit when I want to drive it out.

While backing up I have to turn the wheel almost to lock in order to straighten and align my car to my gate and I hear this clunk sound when I am backing up while turning either left or right. I wont hear it when its just a slight turn but I hear it at about 75% turn. I can feel the steering wheel stiffen a bit then if i force to turn it it will make that sound at that certain turn. EVen when I rotate the wheel back to center I would hear it again. But this only happens when I am backing up.

No sound at all when you turn even to full lock left or right when car is moving forward or when the car is not in motion.

This sound comes from the front passenger side wheel well. There is no tire rubbing at all.

My car is a 2005 300c Hemi. Stock suspension not lowered. Please help me so I can at least try to solve it myself if I can.

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sounds like tie rods to me
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So tie rod problems show up when you're backing up only? Sorry for this it is my first time to encounter such a problem.
I am going to get the car checked and get the problem fixed by the dealership as soon as possible. But I would like to hear your view on what might be causing this. Better if you had the same experience too.
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There is a really large documented list of noted causes of noise issues. Tie rods can create noise, but they usually do not. Sway bar end links, loose ball joints, and severly torn radius rod or control arm bushings are all possible concerns. Also a little more rare, the upper control arm bushings ca tear and cause a knocking noise. Also the upper strut bushing can make a lot of noise, but is usually associated with rattling related to vertical movement of the strut

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Problem solved. Turns out I needed spacers .
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THanks guys.
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