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Front bumper flap rub with 265s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by We Are Apocalypse, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    We Are Apocalypse

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    It appears my left tire is rubbing the front bumper flap. For some reason the flap curves in. It doesn't rub all the time though. The right tire does not rub at all. I got the 265s installed a few weeks ago and the rubbing just started within the last week. Should I buy a new flap that is straight or take off the one that is there?

    Here is a picture of the flap

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  2. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I took mine off as soon as I got home from the dealer :notsure:

    Maybe you could try heating it up and curving it straight.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    What is that thing ? Must be a 2012 thing , my truck doesn't have that
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    Yeah good point mine didn't look like that
     
  5. Jul 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    that can't possibly be a mud flap:confused:. it looks too small. i would just remove it if it's rubbing it.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    It doesn't appear to be anything critical. It's just weird that the left one curves but the right one stayed straight.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    Looks like they left off the hanging plastic box thing that was part of the front wheel well liners and put that flap thing on instead. Not sure what either of those things accomplish. At least the box type wouldn't change shape and get blown backward by frwy wind towards the tire.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Probably a genetic thing.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    mine dont have one of those...just take that junk off.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    I took it off. No more rubbing sound. The left one was all shredded, in the front. I think it may have actually been catching on the tire and then bending upwards and rubbing against the tire.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    That's exactly what was happening. after i got my alignment i was rubbing that flap. didnt know it existed... if you hit it a few times while backing up (which is what i was doing when the wheel was turned) it would permanently bend it up like that

    FMFDM - front mud flap delete mod
     
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