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Old 11-01-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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cab mount chop

i plan on 295/75/16's soon but i don't want to chop the cab mount. i know that some guys with even 285s chop the cab mount. but isn't that usually done for full articulation off road? because i won't be going off road in this truck until it's paid off. will it need to be chopped if i am just doing everyday driving on the street?
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Depends on a lot of variables that will be specific to your truck. If it rubs when you drive, your options are to not turn as sharp or chop the mounts.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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Depends on a lot of variables that will be specific to your truck. If it rubs when you drive, your options are to not turn as sharp or chop the mounts.
so you're saying that i can either chop the cab mount, or deal with not being able to make quite as sharp turns? but at any rate, i will be able to fit a 33.5x11.5 tire, i will just have to make one of those two decisions?
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Well, I had to chop my cab mounts to clear my 33" tires with the LT setup. Mine are an inch wider, but still.

You can sacrifice caster and camber and shift the LCA forward to help with clearance. Generally speaking you'll only really rub when turning tight. Say hello to 3-point turns, but the truck will look pretty sweet.
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Well, I had to chop my cab mounts to clear my 33" tires with the LT setup. Mine are an inch wider, but still.

You can sacrifice caster and camber and shift the LCA forward to help with clearance. Generally speaking you'll only really rub when turning tight. Say hello to 3-point turns, but the truck will look pretty sweet.
yes, i understand that if i was off roading, i would not even be asking about this. i would already have it done. i may look into shifting whole thing forward to help out some. driving a little different will be ok with me. and i will openly say that this is for aesthetics. at the age of 19, i want it to look good. i like that they are a tad bigger than the 285s. the 305s or true 33's would almost indefinitely require the cab mount chop.
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yes, i understand that if i was off roading, i would not even be asking about this. i would already have it done. i may look into shifting whole thing forward to help out some. driving a little different will be ok with me. and i will openly say that this is for aesthetics. at the age of 19, i want it to look good, and perfect performance takes a lower priority right now. i like that they are a tad bigger than the 285s. the 305s or true 33's would almost indefinitely require the cab mount chop.
With the 305's I had to go with a full smooth chop and I still have to keep the LCAs shifted way forward to avoid contact.



But like you said, it wouldn't be as much of an issue strictly on-road. I ran 33's on an F150 I had years ago and dealt with rubbing before hitting full lock. You get used to it and adjust your driving accordingly.

The truck will look damn good with those tires.
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Places can do the chop and you won't even notice it was done. I say do that.
yeah, i'm just nervous about hacking into the truck that much. the plastic in the fender is fine, but that kinda scares me. i think i will just mount them first, then if they rub too much for my liking, i will do something about it.
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With the 305's I had to go with a full smooth chop and I still have to keep the LCAs shifted way forward to avoid contact.



But like you said, it wouldn't be as much of an issue strictly on-road. I ran 33's on an F150 I had years ago and dealt with rubbing before hitting full lock. You get used to it and adjust your driving accordingly.

The truck will look damn good with those tires.
yeah, one day it will get done. but as for now, as a full time student and employee, it can wait until a can afford it and need it. as long as it will get me from point a to point b without any issues and looks good, i am fine with it. i really appreciate your rational advice, unlike most others on here who say shit like "you can only fit 265's without rubbing", "your truck will never stay on the road without new ucas", and stuff of that nature. i know that advice is truthful, but it's not always necessary or affordable. thanks man.
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My question is why do you need to run that size tire? Why not 285?
i don't need to run this size. i openly said that it is for aesthetics because it is bigger. i'm 19 and want my truck to look good and be a little different than all the others. most other guys on 3'' have 285s.
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i don't need to run this size. i openly said that it is for aesthetics because it is bigger. i'm 19 and want my truck to look good and be a little different than all the others. most other guys on 3'' have 285s.
Your talking about school and a job and paying the truck off and your concerned about "looking different"??? There are others ways to do that. This is a very small gain and I bet most people wouldn't notice the difference.
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Just do the friggin' cab mount. You WILL have to trim with 295's. Most guys with 285's have to trim. I have had my cab mount done because of a slight rub with the 285's. If you didn't know, you wouldn't even be able to notice it. Cut, plate, weld, paint. You will save yourself from a lot of headaches by just cutting it.
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Your talking about school and a job and paying the truck off and your concerned about "looking different"??? There are others ways to do that. This is a very small gain and I bet most people wouldn't notice the difference.
i do have a job and go to school. i do want to pay the truck off early and i will/am. right now i am saving every penny, bringing my lunch to work, hitching rides, saving change, etc. when i get my taxes back, i will put that money and the money i have saved together to make a big payment on the truck and will do that until it's paid off. these tires i am talking about are a long way off in the future. the ones i have now are not but 9 months/ 13k miles old. i have plenty of life on them now and will use them until they run out. so these tires i am asking about are at least another year or two in the future. i wasn't about to go out and blow my money on them tomorrow. also, they will be significantly larger. i have 265/75/16 tires now, so the 295's will be about 2'' taller and over 1'' wider.
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Just do the friggin' cab mount. You WILL have to trim with 295's. Most guys with 285's have to trim. I have had my cab mount done because of a slight rub with the 285's. If you didn't know, you wouldn't even be able to notice it. Cut, plate, weld, paint. You will save yourself from a lot of headaches by just cutting it.
yeah, i know trimming will be necessary. but the cab mount is something i'm not crazy about getting into. i probably will. i am just asking questions now to understand things. actually doing this is down the road.
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I have 305/70/16's on 3" of lift and I don't hit the body mount and I have no need to chop it and I have taken it offroad once so far with the 33's and sill haven't touched the mount.

It depends on many factors as to needing to chop it or not.

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I thought i was lucky like you. just wait till you get aftermarket UCAs the fun stops fast
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ok so check this out. My caster before i got my alignment was 4.1 and 4.2 and I never had a problem with rubbing the cab mount. After my UCAs with the extra caster built in and a proper alignment it went down to 2.2 driver and 2.6 passanger. I cant make U turns and on the drivers side because my caster is so low. So I think i found the answer
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