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Rubbing with DuraTracs and DC2s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Airun, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Hey gang just got my 265/75/16 duratracs mounted with my dc2s and stock suspension and the truck looks great. However they rub like crazy when turning, so I commenced trimming followed by f it and front mud flap removal. So be warned y'all with increased offset wheels. You'll read all over the place that this size is safe, but only with stock wheel numbers. Mine are +12mm I believe.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    you will love the duratracs . i had the same issues going with that tire size. then i went up a lil bit
     
  3. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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  4. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    I had the same problem. 265/75/16 duratracs on the DC1s though. Just remove the mudflaps and trim a bit. I used a dremmel to grind out the inside of the flare so it looks smooth and stock. Then I just used some scissors to trim that thin black plastic where it rubbed. No more rubbing :)

    Trimming was extremely minor and quick. I didn't have to dremmel off more than 1/2 inch of the inner flare and about an inch of that thin black plastic.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Probably a -12mm offset in order to cause the rubbing.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    I had driven enough prior to trimming that the flaps were cracked horizontally along where they match up the body, so I trashed em. Just 50 or so mile of driving and I'm hearing a lot of debris bouncing up off body, so I'm a little nervous. I'll see if I can get pics posted. I'm a total tech tard so I probably won't be able to figure it out tonight.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    I have the same problem too with my 265/70/17 and ^ size offset.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    I have the same problem with my DC1's and 265/75/16 tires. I just removed the front flaps and that helped a lot, it still rubs when I cut it hard, especially in reverse. But I can live with it. It isnt hurting anything.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    ok I'm gonna attempt a before pic:

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    I really like those caps! Is that the main difference between the DC1's and DC2's
     
  11. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Here is some lame attempts at after pics. I used an oscillating end-cutting saw that worked perfect on the plactic. No more rubbing but concerned about paint integrity with tires hanging out so far. Stoked about looks. May need bushwackers.

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  12. Jun 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Will a lift let you keep your flaps?
     
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    That's only one change. The DC-1 spokes are thinner and longer (giving a more elongated gap between the spokes), while the DC-2 spokes are wider and fatter. Personally, I like the DC-2s a lot better.
     
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    The dc1s also had the fake beadlock ring around the rim which the dc2 doesn't have.
     
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    Aw man, that aint nothin! Here's some cuttin! :D

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    Thats to fit 35's on a 3" lift, but I still need to trim a tad more to completely stop the rubbing while at about 1/2 turn offroad. :cool:
     
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    damn OP. The tires are STUFFED in there. Looks like a fawken beast!
     
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    wow plastic cannibalism! I'm hoping some Billy 5100s with an inch to 1.5" will allow me to go back to some flaps. What do you guys with DTs think of the ride? The road manners are definitely rougher than the forteras I just had and there is a definite whine at hwy speeds, but the aggressive looks I hope are gonna be worth the trade off. The defining factors will be longevity and mpgs. I was averaging 21.5 per tank with 40 pound tires at 40 psi. I'm gonna start these 45 pounders at around 42 to 43 and adjust down from there to find sweet spot with respect to ride and mpg. I expect tires to go 40 to 50k miles which I typically get out of A/Ts.
     
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    Wow Tim, nice setup. I hope these 2nd gens prove as durable, reliable and long lasting as 1sts, but I have my doubts. Nice rig! U think the 5100s at .85 lift will get my flap clearance?
     
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    ^Thanks! You're referring to me right? :D

    I think the 5100s set at .85 would stop the rubbing. I'd set it at 1.75 though, or even 2.5 if the alignment can be done can get back to normal specs. I just haven't had a chance to get it lifted yet.

    Sometimes I scare people (walking near me) when I'm backing up in a parking lot. The rubbing makes such loud painful noises. Funny thing is it doesn't rub at full lock.
     
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