Problem with 15" rims and RCD on my 03
So yeah, most of you know the specs on the replacement truck I bought. When it was taken to the shop for the tear down, a tech pointed something out to me. There was nasty scraping(almost to the point of gouging) on my 15"x8" American Racing rims. I think he said it was a balljoint rubbing on the inside of the rim. I wish I had pics. I'm not front end guru, I can tell you what part is what but never replaced nor fully understood the purpose of all the front end suspension/steering components. IIRC it's about an inch inside the rim, it's to the point of 1/16"-1/8" deep and about 1/8"-3/16" wide. When doing research on fitting an RCD to an 03 I remember something about the dif caliper size and the truck originally had the 15"x7"s. I also remember something about the 03's caliper size being changed in the middle of the production year.
I removed the front sway bar to keep it from rubbing the inside of the tires. I did notice a light scraping sound at full lock no matter which side was turned. I just never figured out what it was.
I only had the tires off, personally, once when Ben (Ranger1) came to my house and we were unsuccessfully trying to crank the coilovers. I have a set of OEM upgrade rotors and a set of carbon-metallic pads I swiped off my old truck b/c they only had 500+/- miles on them.
I don't even know exactly what I'm asking, lack of sleep is killer. What's up with the rubbage on the inside of my front rims? My old truck was built 11/02, not sure of the production date of this truck. Think the rotors and pads are swappable? I'd like to take care of this situation in the meantime whilst waiting for the insurance company to stop dragging their feet.
Thanks in advance!