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ok so normally with my lift my tires dont rub but with my boggers they do i know there are many ways to do it like spacers and differnt radius arms but i was wondering if insted of a 15x10 wheel i got a 15x8 would that change it at all?
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I have some minor tire rub too. I have 15x8's with 31x10.5's. Im rubbing on the sway bars when the wheel is cranked. Im just gonna get some 3/4in wheel spacers and problem solved. It just depends on the amount of backspacing on the wheels.
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so getting a smaller wheel wouldnt help?
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so getting a smaller wheel wouldnt help?
ummm.....nope.

If you got wheels with a different backspacing yes, but the rim size will not change the width of you tire.
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ummm.....nope.

If you got wheels with a different backspacing yes, but the rim size will not change the width of you tire.
It depends on where they are rubbing. You can have the same backspacing and take a 8" wide wheel and 10" wide wheel, and the outside of the tire is further outside the wheel well. Meaning that it is further from the pivot point (ball joints), meaning that the tire moves forward and back more in the wheel well when turning, usually causing rubbing. Pushing it further out will also cause them to rub the fender when compressing instead of tucking under the fender in the rear.
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get some pro comp series 51 with 2.5" backspace, trust me they make them
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im rubbing on the radius arms thats the only place
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Just cut your fenders and put 35s on it!
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lmao there we go problem solved..... not
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you need a different wheel with like a 4 or smaller back spacing. what size boggers are they?

i had 31x12.50 on a 15x10 rim with 3.75 backspacing and i had to trim the valance
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If you're rubbing the radius arms then you've got too much backspacing. A 15x8 with less backspacing would help. A 15x10 with less backspacing would probably cause rubbing elsewhere, like the fenders.
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If you're rubbing the radius arms then you've got too much backspacing. A 15x8 with less backspacing would help. A 15x10 with less backspacing would probably cause rubbing elsewhere, like the fenders.
k that exactly wat i needed to know
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Just cut your fenders and put 35s on it!
Agreed.. I mean who seriously lifts their truck anymore? It's all about low center of gravity. LMAO!
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Okay well, a 10" wheel might still work, with less backspacing also. Need to do some measuring and test fitting I guess.
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Okay well, a 10" wheel might still work, with less backspacing also. Need to do some measuring and test fitting I guess.
if i took it to schwabs could they figure it out for me?
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They should be able to...
If you stick with 10" wheels, it should be as simple as less backspacing, but you need to figure out how much.
With 8" wheels, it needs less backspacing also, but not the same amount.
Figure you take an 8" wheel and a 10" wheel, with the same backspacing. Put a 12.50" wide tire on each. The tire is going to center over the wheel. So the tire center of the tire will be 1" further out with the 10" wheel, meaning the inner edge of the tread should be 1" further away from the radius arms. Make sense?
So to keep the inside edge of the tire tread at the same spot while switching to an 8" wheel, you would need 1" less backspacing.
I think that makes sense....
I don't know I didn't sleep much and headed to work, but I think I got that right.
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no it does im puting them back on this weekend and i will ask

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