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Hunting down the rubbing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ChrisB808, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    TW,

    I've recently installed 3" Ultimate Toytec lift with LR UCA's. I have no rubbing while driving, but, when turning in reverse or when the truck "dips" when pulling into a driveway, i get a little rub. My questions are this.

    1. What is the factory setting for the springs/shocks? They are the Bilstein 5100's with Eibach springs (i think)

    2. I'm considering marking some parts with a wax stick or something to find out what is rubbing and what i can do to fix it. Any suggestions?

    fyi. I'm running DC-1's 17x9 with Nitto Terragrappler 285/75/17's.

    Thanks for the help everyone. My apologies if this has been asked before, i didn't see it in the search function.

    Chris
     
  2. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Try removing your mud flaps in the front.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My truck didnt have Mod flaps.....do you have a pics of these?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    I'll pull the mud flaps tomorrow. Question is, would trimming help, or do you think its the part where the flap mounts at the fender?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Your tires are 285/75/17's?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Here is one

    [​IMG]
    :D
     
  7. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    LMAO!! I was expecting no less. :)
     
  8. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Glad I didn't let you down. After all, I learned from the best.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    :p
     
  10. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    maybe 285/70's. yeah, they are. I'm an idiot
     
  11. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Ok....You should be able to find the rubbing easy. Just look for rubber or clean spots on the inner fender, and mud flaps.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    I've been looking for rubbing spots, but the truck is kept fairly clean and hard to spot rubbing. I can tell it's coming from the inner nobs on the tires, i can hear them as they rub and feel it in the steering. I'll pull the mudflaps tomorrow and see if it still hits. Is there any reason why it would only rub in reverse, not in drive?
     
  13. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Not really sure why.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    If the toytec kit was put on straight out of the box with the original setting that its set at like 2.75"...with 285's you're hitting the body mount and probally a partial portion of the inner liner. Take blue painters tape and mark up your inner liner. Runup into a inclined driveway at an angle. That'll leave the mark's you're looking for. The 2.75" lift is shown as 1.75" of thread on the coilover. The max limit that toytec recommends is max 2" of thread on the coilover - that'll put you at 3.25" of lift if you crank it to the max....( 1/4 lift on coilover thread equals to 1/2" of lift on truck ) I'm picking my truck up tomorrow after having it cranked to the max 2" of thread. Hopefully that cures the rubbing.
     
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    Never knew that about coilovers. Thanks for sharing. The toytecs are able to crank up to 3.5", correct?
     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    I'm not sure how high they limit to I just know the max that toytec recommends. I wouldn't go over that because of the cv angles. Honestly I wouldnt' even go over their stock 2.75" setting unless you had some good uca's to balance it out.
     
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    Yeah I wasn't sure but I thought I read it was 3.5" I was wanting to crank mine to 3.5" when I get them and run 285/75/17s (33.8") because its just something thats not done a lot. But if its gonna be real bad on the cv's I dont want to.
     
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    Not only that but anything over 2.75 on the stock uca's and you wont be properly alligned which will leave you really wobbly at high speeds on the highway.
     
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    got a couple questions for you but dont want to hijack the thread. senging you a pm :cool:
     
  20. Oct 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. I took a real good look today only saw a few marks on the mud flap where it mounts at the fender. Haven't seen anything else. However, the rubber? sheets that are held on with snaps keep coming off, dunno if the tire is hitting those or not. I'll pickup some painters tape this weekend and give that a shot. I have the Light Racing UCA's, so they should be okay. If all else fails, we'll crank it up another .5" and see if that clears it up.
     
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