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Rubbing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chachie, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Chachie

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    Hey all, I have the Fabtech 6" with 315/70/17's and i seem to rum pretty good, could someone post up some pics and explain a bit on what some of you did to fix it. Thanks.

    Justin
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    Where are you rubbing? Fenders? Body mounts? Front and/or rear?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    from what ive read and seen, the tires rub on the body mount. some people cut a small portion of it back and re-weld to close it back up.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Ya i am rubbing the body mount in the front. I havent flexed enough in the rear for it to rub...yet...:D
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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  6. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Cut/grind the body mount and weld some 1/4" plate in there to reinforce it. It's a common mod. Expect it to take you or a fabricator a full day to get it right. It's pretty time consuming.

    Mine are completely smooth from the outer end back to the frame:
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  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    and obviously this is a pretty critical part so it would be better to let the pros do the welding huh?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    There are a couple of guys that cut their mounts without reinforcing and haven't had any issues, and they bash pretty hard.

    Personally, I wouldn't take the chance. :)
     
  9. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Oh no, im going to reinforce, but if there are guys that run on no reinforcement then i should be ok doing the welding. That was the only thing i was worried about is the quality of the welds. I mean i have good welds but they are nothing i could get paid for. And yours are just flush with the fender well right?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    My fenderwells are gone. I also took a BFH and smashed the pinch weld flat to eliminate the chance of the metal cutting into the tire when I break stuff, which I tend to do unfortunately often. :eek:
     
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