Hey guys I'm new to the forum and I desperately need your help because most of you guys have more Tacoma experience and knowledge than the folks that work in the shops!
I have 09 4DR Tacoma 4x4 that I FINALLY lifted and I am ready to put some killer wheels and tires. I got the ProComp 3" lift kit installed today and then I headed over to Discount Tire to install my Nitto Trail Grapplers M/T 295/70-17 with KMC XD Enduros. They looked great, but when the techs turned the steering wheel all the way and jumped on the truck they could see it rub against the frame! They told me it was probably because of the -6 offset of the wheel. He said I could probably try shaving off the frame and re-weld to not lose integrity, but I do not like the idea of messing with the frame. When I ordered the tires/wheels , the rep told me if the 295s don't fit, just put 285s, so I decided I would try the 285s. They ordered them for me and they will be in tomorrow. I'm hoping there is no rubbing at all in the shop. I won't know if there is rubbing on the road until I get it out the shop obviously..
Has anyone experienced bad rubbing with this setup and how did you alleviate the problem? What is the right OFFSET you need if you want a 33'' tire (285 or 295)? Is the solution just spacers and frame shaving? I'm not worried about rubbing the plastic in the front.. I'm worried about frame rubbing at high speeds and VSC kicking in and causing me to crash!
Thanks for your help guys.