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Old 03-30-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default installed levelling kit/tires still rub

Hey guys, so I installed the rough country easy level lift kit. 2.5 inch in the front and 1.5inch in the rear. I love the little extra lift it gave me for the small cost. I installed a set of Bf Goodrich All terrain KO2's 35x12.5x18 as rough country said the kit would allow clearance for this size. They look great and added to the overall height gain to my truck, about 3inches or so. My problem is only the right front tire rubs on the inner fender / wheel well. It rubs either on a hard right turn as in backing out onto a street or making a u-turn. It also runs if I'm making a right hand turn into a bumpy drive way. I've thought of a few solutions but want a few opinions of people who may have ran into this. I've thought of putting a 3inch spacer on the strut rather than 2.5. I've thought of wheel spacers but concerned the tire may still rub after spending the cash. I've considered rims with offsets but still end up second guessing them with the same reason as the wheel spacers. I've looked into body lifts but haven't brought my self to buying one yet with out going through everything. And lastley I could just cut and trim the plastic but I don't want to make it look like a ****ty hack job. So if anyone has had to over come this problem or has the fix please feel free to chime in on the subject.

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Offset on the wheel's can make a big difference, I think i'd try to trim before anything else. Do you have any local shop's close that can be trusted, that could look an give you viable solution's.
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That's why I run 285/75Rx18 toyo mt with my 2 inch level. They measure 35.1 inches tall and 11.6 inches wide. While the 35x12.50R18LT measure 35 inches tall and 13.2 inches wide.

The 1.6 inch difference in width allows me to run 35 inch tall tires with only a 2 inch level with no rubbing.
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