1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Tires rubbing fenders

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rosco75, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Apr 23, 2008 at 7:20 AM
    #1
    Rosco75

    Rosco75 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Member:
    #5719
    Messages:
    51
    Clavet Sk
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    3 inch skyjacker lift, k&n FIPK, 33inch procomp mud terrain tires
    Hey it`s me again. Got my lift done. Sweet. 3 inch skyjacker susp. lift, 33x12.50 pro comp x-terrain tires on core racing rims. Had to put wheel spacers in to keep the rubber off of the upper control arm. The spacers are 1 1/2 inches so my stance is 3 inches wider. Just not quite enough room to get into those small parking stalls. I don`t much care. I`m gonna cut the front fenders up a bit and re install the flares. Those tires chuck mud. Took it into a swamp about five minutes after they were installed and half filled the box of my truck with farmland. The intake was howling and I was lovin it! So the age old question `Can I fit 33x12.50 under a truck with only a 3 inch lift? the answer is yes but not comfortably without alterations. This was my first project like this and I appreciate evryones input. I did a lot of research on this site and others. Thanks to all
     
  2. Apr 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM
    #2
    ellsworth

    ellsworth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Member:
    #2433
    Messages:
    96
    Buffalo
    Vehicle:
    08' off rd 6 speed
    6 inch Fabtech, st stabilizers, 18x9 DC -1s 305/65/18 bfg at's
    PICTURES
     
  3. Apr 28, 2008 at 4:09 PM
    #3
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    I 2nd that! Yeah, the lift and tires was my first project too. To be done with that leg of research is such a relief.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2008 at 4:09 PM
    #4
    rick

    rick `

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Member:
    #993
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
  5. Apr 29, 2008 at 5:56 PM
    #5
    Rosco75

    Rosco75 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Member:
    #5719
    Messages:
    51
    Clavet Sk
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    3 inch skyjacker lift, k&n FIPK, 33inch procomp mud terrain tires
    I have some technical difficulties with camera right now! I got pics of the whole proccess and they are on my brothers camera which is on holiday with him! I understand and bear with me! Looks good though, you will see!
     
  6. Apr 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM
    #6
    Rosco75

    Rosco75 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Member:
    #5719
    Messages:
    51
    Clavet Sk
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    3 inch skyjacker lift, k&n FIPK, 33inch procomp mud terrain tires
    OK I chucked a couple of quick pix from my phone into my profile! Not very good but do you beleive me now? HaHa! The stance is nice and wide. Looks like a bulldog.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2008 at 5:53 PM
    #7
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    Looks good......beefy. What all did you have to do to your fenders to make em work?
     
  8. May 1, 2008 at 7:54 AM
    #8
    Rosco75

    Rosco75 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Member:
    #5719
    Messages:
    51
    Clavet Sk
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    3 inch skyjacker lift, k&n FIPK, 33inch procomp mud terrain tires
    Most of the rubbing on the front was on the lower, plastic part of the bumper and not actually trhe fender. I used a zip cut and cut along the line that was left when the plastic was molded, gotta take a tiny bit more off the bottom. As for the rear part of the front fender.....I am gonna have to do something a little more involved. Not much room to work there. Running into firewall a bit. Great for mud, not soo good for articulation in terrain.
     
To Top