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Went from 245 to 265 and rub on stock skid

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Spanman702, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Spanman702

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    Went from horrible Dunlop grand treks 245/75/16 to Goodyear wrangler authority, 265/75/16 and at full lock the tires rub on stock skid plate. Anyone else have this issue? What did you do to solve? Should I just take it off or can I just cut the wings off? Wings I refer to section hitting tire. Please help!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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    Just bend it by hand. The little wings are flimsy grab and move it.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    Really? Bending won't interfere with anything else?
     
  4. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    Shouldn't. If it's the wings at the front there is nothing else to rub on.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    Yea it's the wings on left and right of the skid so if I bend them up they should be ok. Thanks I guess that was a way easier fix than i thought
     
  6. Jul 31, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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    shouldn't rub at all. that is weird. maybe lift the front end 1 1/2" would help.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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    Aren't the authority's a pretty beefy tire? Maybe that's why it rubs. Sub'd, going from 245s to 265s on stock suspension and don't want to rub :eek: I'm getting Firestone Destination A/T's.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    David K

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    The Off Road TRD comes with 265/70-16 and I upped those to 265/75-16 to add 1/2" more ground clearance (1" taller tire) and have an accurate speedometer.
    NO RUB at all on or off road.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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    All good now bent skid plate only on driver side and clears fine. No trd just sr5 4x4.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2014 at 6:59 AM
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    I'm curious about the authority tires. How is the road noise ? How does the tread pattern life ? Any input would be great !! Thanks
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    Do a search in the Wheels & Tires section. I don't have a direct link, but someone has a long term review going on.
     
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