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Old 02-06-2010
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need help with rubbing am i going to be alright?

hey guys i know i havent really been commenting very much on the forums cause some things have been going on but i finally got my rims and tires mounted! but i have a problem.... i have a rubbing issue when i turn left on my spash shield. ill see if i can attach a picture. anyways how did you guys solve this problem???? the black clean looking parts are where the tire is rubbing,
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You could trim that section or just let it rub.
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Thats right where mine rubs at too. Its where the parking brake cable comes up into the cab. You can cut that plastic out, it will give you like 1/4 inch of more clearance.

Either that, or its lift time.
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Is that the inner plastic fender? What's your wheel/tire/suspension set up?

If it is just the inner fender, it's only rubbing at full turn most likely and the only time you'll bee at full turn in parking lots. I'd say your good to go.
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You'll be fine! No harm will come... My tires rub the frame and torsion bars and its not big deal. Its not like you will cut your tire or your truck will explode lol... But seriously its no big deal.
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hey guys ok so the thing is that the parking brake cable is right up against that plastic that is being rubbed on, also its not rubbing at full lock its 5/8 to full lock that is rubbing. i tried zip tying part of it back about an inch and its still rubbing. i was given some rubber block spacers for my springs from my friend at checkers today saying that possibly my springs and shocks are sagging to low which is why its rubbing. i will try it tomorrow. how hard is it to relocate your emergency brake cable??
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What's your wheel/tire/suspension set up?
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What's your wheel/tire/suspension set up?
2001 xlt 2wd stock everything except for baja lights on front bumper, and CAI. got 31x10.5r15 general grabber AT2's and eagle alloy 185 15x8 rims. and today the rubbing finally rubbed through my spash guard and hit my ebrake line. so i cant drive my car at the moment
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There's your problem.....30x9.50 MAX on a stock coil spring truck. You'd need at least a coil-spacer to clear 31's. Alot of guys just throw on a 3" spindle or 3" bodylift to clear 31's on a truck just like yours with coil springs.
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Like I said. Its lift time.


Its what I'm doing now. But I somehow managed to fit 31.8's in there...
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strangerranger, howd you fit them???

so what i did was i drilled a couple of holes in my spash guard and ran zip ties through them and then tied them to a hole in my frame it seems to be clearing at the moment.
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sabrina any pics of the truck from furter away cuz i cant picture where its hitting. but id try to move your brake line so its save and let it rub. rubbing is part of the annoyance that you get used to when you try to run bigger tires. most of us prob rub
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sabrina any pics of the truck from furter away cuz i cant picture where its hitting. but id try to move your brake line so its save and let it rub. rubbing is part of the annoyance that you get used to when you try to run bigger tires. most of us prob rub
lol ok well take the picture i posted and rotate it 90 degrees counter clockwise and it will look like a perfect spash guard. the clean looking parts are where its rubbing. and the tires fit the wheel wells pretty good lol ill attach a picture of me and my turck when i get home, im at work right now.......wonderful light duty..........
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strangerranger, howd you fit them???
Its Nick, and I just don't turn left.... They are 265/75 R16's. The overall size is 31.8 and I think they are a smidget narrower than 31x10.5's. Oh and I have aftermarket wheels with some decent backspacing, I think around 3.75 or more.


I'm doing a lift this week. Spindles, UCA's and springs... SOMETHING.
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