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Old 10-04-2017, 07:29 PM   #1
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So it happened to me. New tires don't fit.

Bilsteins 5100 on max setting, 20x9 +1 and 295/60r20. They hit right here





It's bad. Anyone running a set up like this?

Also can I drive it for a day or 2 with just the back wheels on? I haven't aligned since I leveled the front because I wanted the new tires on to do that.

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Following options will work:

1: Return tires.

2: Let it rub one out

3: Do a nice long burnout to wear the tires down. Place rear tires on front end. Burn swapped tires if leveling is of concern.

Problem solved!
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Personally I would look at trimming the area where it is hitting and then push the inner fender back if necessary. I believe if you can turn it past this area you will gain clearance. My guess is most tire or body shops have some experience doing this.
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Removing the fenders will eliminate the rubbing.
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Thanks guys. Yeah I was stressed when I posted this and didn't do much research. I had gotten home from a 3 hour drive to get these wheels/tires and had an hour and a half to get them aligned and I was rushing. After talking to a few people and you guys, and actually looking at my truck, it is clear I can simply cut it back or bend it and clear it fine.

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I just put 295/60/20's on mine with a 20x10 -12 with rubbing worse than what you showed. A little trimming was required, but mainly pulling the fender back behind the liner, fabricating a new bracket, and reattaching fixed the problem. It looks clean, but that's the benefit of having a shop do the work with experience.
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