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Old 07-31-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Went from 245 to 265 and rub on stock skid

Went from horrible Dunlop grand treks 245/75/16 to Goodyear wrangler authority, 265/75/16 and at full lock the tires rub on stock skid plate. Anyone else have this issue? What did you do to solve? Should I just take it off or can I just cut the wings off? Wings I refer to section hitting tire. Please help!!!!!

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Just bend it by hand. The little wings are flimsy grab and move it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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Really? Bending won't interfere with anything else?
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Shouldn't. If it's the wings at the front there is nothing else to rub on.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Yea it's the wings on left and right of the skid so if I bend them up they should be ok. Thanks I guess that was a way easier fix than i thought
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shouldn't rub at all. that is weird. maybe lift the front end 1 1/2" would help.
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Aren't the authority's a pretty beefy tire? Maybe that's why it rubs. Sub'd, going from 245s to 265s on stock suspension and don't want to rub I'm getting Firestone Destination A/T's.
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What do you have, a base Tacoma?
The Off Road TRD comes with 265/70-16 and I upped those to 265/75-16 to add 1/2" more ground clearance (1" taller tire) and have an accurate speedometer.
NO RUB at all on or off road.
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All good now bent skid plate only on driver side and clears fine. No trd just sr5 4x4.
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