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Stop that rub

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Berg_dw, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Mar 30, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Berg_dw

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    I have put a 3 in. lift on my 08 with 285 pro comp's/w classic II 's which in turn has caused some tire rub when fully cranked. I then tried 2 in. spacers to stop the rubbing but this only made it worse. Is there anything I can do other than invest in a 6 in. lift to correct this problem ? Any help would be appeciated.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Armyballer

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    3in level kit? I just did the same thing and have no rub, however I went with 4x 275/85/16 Nitto's
     
  3. Mar 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Jpf8653

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    Spacers will not help. the only thing u could done when running a 285 is to have went with a rim that has stock offset and then put small spacers. the offset is what makes it rub when it turns. Either go smaller or new rims or trim a little.

    By the way what exact tire size do u have.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    stevomac59

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    Trimm the inside of the fender...the back tires should be good, but trim the fender closest to the front...that's what rubbing (I think)
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    Jpf8653

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    i would like to see what u trimmed. Do u have any pictures? i been curious bout that since i first saw your truck. Did u ever figure out if your lift is actually sold as 3.5" or is it sold under the name 3" suspension lift.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    It was sold as a 3''

    Now for the trimming, they cut the lower part of the fender in which connects with the plastic chasis:
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    Then they raised the inner part of the fender:
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    You can see where the inside fender is supposed to meet with the cut plastic but they raised it so that it wont rub against it:
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    It's pretty difficult to explain EXACTLY what they cut....but if you take a look inside of your front untrimmed fender, then look at mine, you can tell the difference

    hope this helps


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  7. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Thanks buddy!
     
  8. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    updated above!

    Oh, also.. They still do rub every now and then (only when I turn onto a hill in a weird manner :S :O!) but they dont rub when I go out on the hills
     
  9. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    Yeah i would think there is some rubbing still when the suspension is tweaked, but that does look good. Like i said before ur one the few with 3" lift running full 33's. Looks great!
     
  10. Mar 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Thanks man!
     
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