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Rubbing issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thebigk, May 24, 2010.

  1. May 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    thebigk

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    Okay...took off the front mud flaps....then trimmed little by little to get all the rubbing of the plastic taken care of after the new lift and tires.

    It's not rubbing the plastic anymore....it's rubbing on the drivers side fender backing and turning out of my driveway on the decline from the driveway to the street. Rubbed the paint off on a small 1 inch section of the fender lip.

    Doesn't do it on the passenger side.

    Is this something I'm just going to have to live with?? I don't think I want to start trimming the fender.

    Any ideas.
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Front side of the fender? I think I have about the biggest tires you can fit and I don't rub anywhere on the painted fender except for a extremely rare occasion. I do however rub on the cab mount. Have a pic?
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    I'll try to get a pic this afternoon. It's the inside lip of the fender. The very last inch of it is where I'm rubbing when you turn your wheels to the right.
    This is Keason's pic but where he cut his fender is where I'm rubbing

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    What is a good tool to trim the bottom of the fender? I was thinking about using a sabre saw. I only have that and a 4" grinder with a cutting wheel but I figure that will just get messy. Any suggestions on how to trim and keep it clean? Do I need to paint the edge after I cut to seel it from weather?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    Dremel.... the tool of all tools.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    I have a dremmel and I use the little grind wheels to cut the inner fender, I feel like those might be a little weak for the fender flare and the fender itself. Is there something better or should I just go with those?
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    I'm not talking about the inner fender (the black part) I already trimmed that
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    a 4 1/2" grinder is your friend. Just use a cutoff wheel for the plastic flare/bumper, then toss on a sanding flap disc and smooth out the cut. Thats what I used to fit my 35's on 3" of lift.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    It's plastic guys. pull out the cutting thingy on your Gerber and hack away;)

    P.S. The wheels shift and rub in reverse in areas that they dont rub while going forward lock to lock. just find out where and cut that crap out.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    buy an All Pro front bumper and you won't rub any more. :D
    Heck, you can even get an alignment and have the caster adjusted to move the front wheels about 1" forward (with the right aftermarket UCA's) and have tons of clearance at full stuff.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Are you talking about the TC UCA's with the adjustable Hemi joints?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    i just use pocket knife any sharp blade cuts it easily
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Nope, I'm talking about the Light Racing UCA's. I have 'em and got between 1 and 1.5" of extra wheel base on my last alignment. They have an insane adjustment range... enough to allow the LCA to be moved (I think forward) then the LR UCA's were adjusted around the new LCA placement to create a "mile" of extra clearance and nail the "perfect" alignment numbers.
     
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