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Increased Tire Clearance w/ AM Front Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by amadougrand, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    amadougrand

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    Does anybody know what kind of additional tire clearance they gained from adding a Relentless or Elite Front Bumper. My guess is that all the aftermarket (AM) bumpers would increase the maximum rubber allowed, but how much before it starts to rub on the back of the fender when turning is the question? Enough to go from a 275/65R18 to a 275/70R18?

    This may have been covered before, but I couldn't find it searching. If you do find a specific link I would appreciate it.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    your most likely never going to hit the front of your tire on an afer market bumper, they increase the front clearance by a lot, your just going to have to worry about hitting the rear part of your fender and body mount.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    What amount of lift?
    Clearance on the body mount and fender flare is where the troubles will arise, not the bumper.
    I run 35's on 3" lift, and the only time my tire ever touched the fender(scuffed paint was all) was bottom out in some whoops in the Pismo dunes.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    You cut out your fender though Eric, so I don't think that is a good example.

    I'm not in the states right now or I would go check, but I know I had to cut out a small piece of my front bumper and remove the flaps, just can't remember what that gained me.

    Tim, what are you running in your center banner pic? I see that the front rub is no longer an issue there and the next place that would rub if you kept increasing tire size would be the back of the fender. What is the difference is tire size from when it rubbed in front and you replaced the front bumper (or cut out your fender in your case Eric) and when it would run again in the back?
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    That was before cutting out the fenders.... Still stock flares, just trimmed a bit at the bottom for the tires:
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  6. Jan 30, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    thats my brothers truck and he's running about 8" of lift with 35's so he doesnt really have a rubbing problem, we did have to cut some of the front bumper off but only a small corner so that when he compressed a lot it wouldn't rub, we trimed the back of his fender some and did the body mount chop which helped a lot and i would suggest doing that, its real easy and just need to know a welder and someone with a grinder and your set
     
  7. Jan 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Tim / Eric,

    Thanks. Just looked up the cab mount chop threads (someone needs to make a sticky) and worst case scenario that is what I will do.

    Ilike the fender cut that you did as well though Eric, I just know that if I did do that I would squeeze as much rubber under there as possible again and still have no room for chains if I wanted them.

    Thanks again.

    MW
     
  8. Jan 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    No problem. If you've got more questions, I'm happy to help. :)
     
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