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Tires rubbing badly with 3" lift, help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nathanscot, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:23 AM
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    nathanscot

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    I just had a toytec 3" lift installed and I asked around and it was my understanding that my tires, 285/70/17, would fit, if not just slight rubbing. Now I am not home, I am in Afghanistan and my cousin is getting the work done for me. He tells me that it is rubbing pretty badly. Was I mistaken, those tires won't fit. What can I do to make them fit. Is getting a 3" body lift a good idea to fix this?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Are you running stock wheels? Give us more info.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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    Where is it rubbing? What wheels do you have?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    It is probably rubbing on the plastic liner on the inside of the wheel well. Have your cousin start the truck and replicate what makes the tires rub. Then either get out and look or have someone standing outside look at the tires to tell him where they are rubbing. I have a 3" toytec lift, 18" Wheels and 285/65/R18 tires and they were rubbing on the bit of fender and wheel well liner. I just used a utility knife to cut away what was rubbing until it stopped. Hope this helps.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    You got a set of spacers for sale that would prolly solve the proble :cool: unless jrod scoops em.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 3:43 AM
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    I also think its rubbing on the plastic in the wheel wells, particularly the edges of the backside of the front bumper where it "ends' in the wheel wells. Its a very easy fix and you can't visually even tell anything has been done if you make the cuts cleanly.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    I am running the goodyear duratracs 285/70/17. If I trim peices out, won't that only be good for regular driving? I don't go crazy when it comes to off roading but I do little mild stuff from time to time, wouldn't it still rub if I go over decent sized bumps?
     
  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    yea pendng tho lol
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    What kind of rims are you running? If they are stock the backspacing is too much and you are most likely rubbing the uca... thats why we asked. I doubt its the plastic rubbing that bad, if so start trimming. But if your running stock wheels just get some wheel spacers and you should be fine.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    I've got the XD Series revolver's 17'' as well as the spidertrax on there. I wish I was home so I could investigate the problem more myself.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    yotamikez

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    mhmm thats odd what backspacing are the rims? Maybe the combo or right backspacing + spacers = problem. Did your cousin or brother look were it was rubbing and start cutting?
     
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