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How close is too close to the upper control arm?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by reg, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Nov 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    reg

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    I have my new wheels and tires and I put one on the front of my 95 tacoma and there is about 1/4 inch of clearance between the tire and the upper ball joint/control arm. Is this clearance the same through all of the suspension travel? I had someone bounce the truck up and down and the gap seems to stay the same.

    I'd like to avoid running spacers if I can, I don't like the wheels sticking out that extra 1.25 inches.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 6, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    1/4" is fine. I have seen less than that. The tire wont move closer. If it does, you have bad bearings. ;)
     
  3. Nov 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    pataco

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    yeap,the old credit card test works to.
     
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