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rubbing after toytec c/o and TC UCA - not a duplicate thread

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ComaTosin, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 2:48 AM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    i did not want to hijack the other thread but realize this is similar.

    i have American racing polished aluminum wheels 16x8 with 4.5 backspace (i think, bought 3 years ago) with bfg 285/75/16 AT on them. I used to have daystar 2.5" spacers up front and had no rubbing issues after trimming. I upgraded the suspension to Toytec C/O and TC UCA and now have rubbing issues due to the UCA pulling the wheels back under the truck a bit more.
    I know the lift height is exactly the same. my question is -

    Will a wheel with more backspacing cure this issue? I can not trim any more. I want to avoid wheel spacers at all cost. I have had a very bad experience with loosening lug nuts (on the highway!) and will not chance that happening again.

    wheel suggestions with proper backspacing? here is what i was looking at:

    $105 from summit racing American Racing AR-23
    $117 from discount tire.
    http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fi...72&c=1&rcz=30309&pc=72225&wd=16&rw=&rc=GAAINT


    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Cant see the pics, but, have you considered raiseing the CO's another 1/2"?
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    use loctite or however its spelt on the studs when running wheel spacers.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    TacoCo

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    Wouldn't you want wheels with less backspacing to make them stick out a little further?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yes....the stockers are 5.5" BS and most go w/ a 4.5" BS to clear uca's
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    x3 on the locktite and x2 on cranking the coilovers up...
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    tried earlier. WTF WTF WTF?
    those things are really tough to move. am i just being a pus.... here?
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    i have 4.5 but not clearing the frame. have to go up a bit i suppose. if i could only make the damned toytecs move.....
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Whenever I've needed to adjust my coilovers, I've had to remove them. I couldn't make them budge. It could be a case of leverage too... Those spanner wrenches really aren't that long...
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Get both tires off the ground. I use a 1" pipe 18" long to turn the spanner.....Watch your knuckles..:(
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    LOL, they are a bitch. One of the reasons I dont run them anymore...:eek:
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I just take 'em off. Not that difficult and it makes the adjustment SOOO much easier...
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    ComaTosin

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    okay. so no magic bullet. I'll get the pipe or either remove them to adjust tomorrow. O will update then.....
     
  14. Mar 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    ComaTosin

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    got it done! PB blaster and some 1" pipe from home depot got the job done. thanks guys.
    got the front height the same between RT and LT and cranked it up some too. Now i have to find some new wheels and tires. debating between 285/75/16 and 285/70/17
    i just put some FJ sport 17" wheels on there with stock tires to see how it looks. the tires are so small after taking off my 285/75.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    sweet! :thumbsup:

    Go 285/75 - more tire, less wheel!
     
  16. Mar 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    yeah. that is what came off. just wanna consider all options.
     
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