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Old 02-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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after lift rubbing

edit, refer to post #28, i found the rubbing spot on the LCA.

just installed my toytec ULK about a week ago. I still have stock tires, rims and uca's. i'm pretty sure i read that it was ok to do that since the ULK coil overs come shipped at 2.5 inches in the front, so i opt'd out on the uca's for now (budget). anyways... im getting a little bit of rubbing on the spindle from the tire. i can barely fit my finger through the gap between tire and spindle on a level surface. on uneven surfaces while driving it rubs like hell!! is this normal for stock tires/rims? should i get spidertrax wheel spacers until i can afford new wheels? or did i just fail at my installation? thanks for the help!!

here's a pic of how close things are.
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Post a pic. You should be easily able to tell where it is rubbing as there will be wear on parts.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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Post a pic. You should be easily able to tell where it is rubbing as there will be wear on parts.
i'll try to get pictures tomorrow. the camera's acting kind of funny.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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if you put half in or so spacers it should help. if you space to much they will rub your fenders. hope this helps can tell a little better with pics
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:57 PM   #6
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You shouldn't be rubbing with stock rims and tires with that setup.....something's not right.
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You shouldn't be rubbing with stock rims and tires with that setup.....something's not right.
that's what im thinking.. do u think it could have something to do with me leaving the swaybar off?
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what in the world could be the problem?? all i did was replace the coilovers and remove the sway bar.. not sure what i could have done wrong during installation.
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who did the install? something is def. not right. you shouldnt have any rubbing at all with stock wheels/tires
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where eactly do you live? I might be able to swing by to take a quick peek?
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who did the install? something is def. not right. you shouldnt have any rubbing at all with stock wheels/tires
i installed myself at school, i followed the steps and did my homework on knowing how to do it, i could have missed a step, though i dont think i did.
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Here's the pic i got of it. you can notice how close everything is to the tire...

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Thats not close at all lol

where the spindle attaches to the uca...is that shading there or is that rubber marking?
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Thats not close at all lol

where the spindle attaches to the uca...is that shading there or is that rubber marking?
i wasn't actually sure that it was the spindle there, so i called it the spindle to uca thing, lol.

but yea, i can barely fit my finger through that gap.. so if thats not close then i just got chunky ass fingers
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find out what's rubbing yet?
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I can't really fit my fingers betwen the tire and the UCA on stock TRD trucks with 265/60R16 tires.

So nothing's really changed there.

How do you know something's rubbing? Any chance you dropped some debris down between the brake disc and the caliper?
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well, i was off roading and i heard a kind of grinding or tire rubbing noise coming from the driver side wheel area. when i got home i looked at how close that spindle is and just figured thats what the noise had to be. and now i know that the distance is normal for our trucks and the noise has to be something else..so

i cancelled out brake noise. as i've been out there bone stock and never heard the noise before i got the lift. now i have no clue what that noise could be. ill take it back out and see if i can figure the sound out, hopefully its nothing serious though
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hope you find out whats wrong. are you sure the noise is coming from the front?
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