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Tires rubbing fender, what to do?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by fsbrain03, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    I put on my new spacer, and 33's last night (at least one side). The tires is running into the back of the fenderwell when i turn. What is the best way to fix this? I am sure there is a saw blade some where in my future, but I am also sure someone else has done the same. Just want to get some ideas. The total lift in the front is 3 inches, running goodyear mt/r.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    more lift or 32" tires..........:D
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    Not really an option. I already have the tires, and I did not buy them local. I am pretty sure others have added 33's to their trucks.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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    more lift or bust out the sawzall it is..........
     
  5. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    I used a dremel and only had to trim maybe an inch and a half or so from front and back of fender on inside. Don't even notice unless you get down and look for it.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    Trimming the back plastic on the fender is the standard fix. If you take your time with it you can't even tell. I had 285/70/17s on almost no lift and with a little trimming they didn't scrub unless stuffed. Get a nice sharp razor blade and have at it.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    Great ideas guys. I am gonna try easiest first, but I am sure easiest will not work. Sawzall it is. Should have to take but an inch or so off, and then flare will cover that up. Aymore ideas let me know, gonna get back at it in about an hour.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    got it all fixed up, with minor body work, and no sawzall was used.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    I used a shop knife and heated the razor blade with a butane torch, it cut it perfect like butter. I have been getting some rub now on the rear of the front fender flare when I turn the wheel and the suspension is at a slight compression. I think it rubs more now after I just got another alignment.

    Anyone else getting the rub in the rear of the front fender flare?
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    All's good now, with no problems. Alignment done.

    Well yestreday while offroading, I had a little rubbing, but I was pushing the truck pretty hard.
     
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