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well since i got my new wheels installed my tires are rubbing on my mudflaps... im really annoyed cause i only have 31x10.5x15 tires on 15x8 3.75BS rims... so i guess im gonna remove my mudflaps even though i really dont want to so i dont have the rubbing... maybe i need to crank my t-bars more
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Oh, you mean the front mudflaps.. the 03+ don't have the front flaps anymore. Actually I looked at my truck yesterday and out of nowhere the mudflaps on the back looked terrible to me. I think I might take them off as a trial and see how I feel about it.
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well since i got my new wheels installed my tires are rubbing on my mudflaps... im really annoyed cause i only have 31x10.5x15 tires on 15x8 3.75BS rims... so i guess im gonna remove my mudflaps even though i really dont want to so i dont have the rubbing... maybe i need to crank my t-bars more
The tires would have been OK with the factory wheel width and backspacing. Your wheels have 1" more width and 3/4" less backspacing than factory wheels. That pushes the outside of the wheel out 1 3/4" and the tire tread out 1 1/4". When the steering is turned, the tire moves through a larger radius, longer arc and you get rubbing.
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The tires would have been OK with the factory wheel width and backspacing. Your wheels have 1" more width and 3/4" less backspacing than factory wheels. That pushes the outside of the wheel out 1 3/4" and the tire tread out 1 1/4". When the steering is turned, the tire moves through a larger radius, longer arc and you get rubbing.
yeah i realized that pretty quick... k well thats the only place it rubs so i guess ill remove them for a while and see how it looks
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Where does your tire rub on the mudflap??

When i had my 2wd with 30's they rubed on the top of the mudflap so i just cut them. It didnt affect the mudflap at all (mudflap still did its job).
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