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Smashing top of fenders wells. Plz assist

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jaahmez, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    Jaahmez

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    So do you guys beat the topside of your fender wells in?! Inner fender well area(where fender/flare cut doesn’t help)
    Getting some rub, dunno what to do.

    Method 305s: 17x8.5 0
    Toyo rt 285/70/17

    Got icon uniball UCA on fox 2.5 dsc RR

    Can you smash that area in(up) like the pinch welds or do I need a better bump stop to prevent this issue?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    Unusual because it's only a 33" tire. Are you hitting metal or just the fenderwell liner plastic?
     
  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:29 PM
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    Metal. I have no liners.
    Used to hit on sides when stuffed but cut fender flares and fender 2.5 inches.
    This area is the actual inner fender well.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    The pinch weld? That sharp protrusion closest to the cab?
     
  5. Jul 6, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    You'll need better bumpstops and likely spacers on the bumpstops: Other spacer brands from Durobumps and Teraflex Falcon will probably work too, but off-hand I know of only Wheelers selling the spacers.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    Nope, that’s beat back.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    Damn, okay that’s what I was leaning towards. Any experience with hydraulic bumps? Pro/cons?
    Didn’t realize I may need spacers, I’ll loop into that some more unless someone wants to Chime in.

    But from what I’m hearing...nobody mods the inner fender well in anyway?
    Or is it just rare?

    I’ve heard of guys beating the firewall back, so was hoping there was a similar fix.
     
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    Trying to limit travel restrictions as little as possible, so the larger bumps with spacers concerns me a little.
    Is the difference negligible?
     
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    You could beat the firewall some, but usually guys do that for 35’s. Unless you have that much up travel?
     
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    You answered my previous reply lol
     
  11. Jul 7, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    You can always relocate the battery and :sawzall:

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  12. Jul 7, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    If there’s a will, there’s a way!!
     
  13. Jul 7, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Got a pretty good amount of uptravel, plus I beat on it pretty hard so it tends to only happen when being a little wreckless.
    Either way I need to protect the components so I guess the bump stop upgrade is a no brainer at this point.

    I was really hoping to hear from someone who’s had a similar issue on a “mid-travel” setup and know what they did.(such as beating the fender up lol).

    dunno what’s possible till you try, right?
     
  14. Jul 7, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    I would just go ahead and beat the sucker up there. You just might find it’s what needed to happen. Make your hits precise though.
     
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