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3,000k trip- Rubbing issue

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by fghtngsquirrel, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

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    Today I got lifted 3" and bought some NTG's 285/70/17 on my stock 17" Sport wheels. The guy installing them assured me that they would not rub at all, but they do rub some, and he said it was on the UCA's.

    I am going from Jacksonville, FL to Des Moines, IA to pick up a small car and haul it back starting this Monday, and am concerned that I am going to screw up these tires. I'm not sure that any local shop sells Spidertrax, and the closest place I could pick them up on my way to Iowa is outside of Birmingham, AL.

    What should I do? :confused:
     
  2. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i'd run the stock wheels until u are able to get spacers
     
  3. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Would going down to a 265/70/17 make a difference? I don't know much about tire sizes...
     
  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    wat?
    u could run that size w/o a lift...if u want to run the 285's, run stocks until u get spacers in. no need to ruch into something u may regret doing later
     
  5. Jul 22, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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    I agree with hodge- run the stock tires for the trip, then get it sorted out afterward. If thats not an option.... then idk. Maybe a pic of the issue would help. Does it rub all the time, or just when turning? pics would help out.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    This is the best picture I was able to get. The space is about the thickness of a door key.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Wow, yeah run the stocks until you get the spacers. That is just too risky especially with the long haul you are about to make.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    go get 1/4" spacer for the front from auto zone. I ran mine, 285's stock wheels and 1/4" spacers, for about 15,000 miles, with no problems. the 1/4" wont fix all the uca rubbing but It will give you some comfort room between the sidewall and uca
     
  9. Jul 24, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    Alright, I had the 1/4" spacers put on today and it helped with rubbing, but now my steering wheel starts shaking when I hit 45 MPH. Any ideas?
     
  10. Jul 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    unfortunately that is probably a side effect of the 1/4" spacers. There is no way to center the spacers since they just slide onto the lugs. In turn there is a chance that they throw the balance out a little.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    Thanks for all the help... I have decided to run the stocks until I get back with the Spidertrax.
     
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