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Help? my new BFG at 245/75/17 rub like crazy w 2" lift and 1.5" spacers..

Hey fellas, i could use your help. i just installed some new bfg at ko's in 245/75/17 . i read that they should fit with no problem. I have a 2" RC lift and a 1.5 inch spidertrax spacers and 17x9 cragar black soft 8 rims.

the tires rub like crazy and sound like they are gonna rip off my fenders. Do i need 255/65/17's?

Do you think this could be because my front struts are so worn? i was supposed to get new struts and shocks put on at the same time as the tires but the place i ordered sent me the wrong ones. I reordered the monroe quick strut assemble for the fronts. do you think this will increase the height and give the tires clearance?

Hopefully the shocks help because the truck looks insane with the bfg's

Thanx in advance...

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I think its the offset/backspacing of those wheels. Your stock wheels + those spacers should work better
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that would suck, cuz i love the black rims. much better than the factory's imho. do you think 255 65 17's would fit better?

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Have you tried running them without the spacers? What is your backspacing?

I have a taller and wider tire and I don't rub very much.
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I'm running a 255/75/17 with a 2" in front and a 1-1/2" in rear. I don't rub at all.
I'm running the stock wheels with a 1-1/4" spacer.
My lift included new struts.
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I'm running a 255/75/17 with a 2" in front and a 1-1/2" in rear. I don't rub at all.
I'm running the stock wheels with a 1-1/4" spacer.
My lift included new struts.
It looks to me like the problem is an aftermarket wheel with less backspacing AND a 1.5" spacer. The spacer is unnecessary, in fact this size tire could be ran on stock wheels with no spacer no problem. Additionally the pinch weld mod would help.
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Those wheels look pretty worn out anyway. you might want to invest in some new ones.
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Those wheels look pretty worn out anyway. you might want to invest in some new ones.
They might be a little dirty or need a fresh coat of paint, but they are not "worn out."
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the wheels are just dirty but they are only one season old.. i actually love the way they look. they are cragar soft 8's 17x9 with 5in backspacing.

The spacers arent necessary, i just love the look of it. with the wider stance . is it possible to keep the rear spacers and take off the front ones? would it affect the ride or be dangerous?

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the wheels are just dirty but they are only one season old.. i actually love the way they look. they are cragar soft 8's 17x9 with 5in backspacing.

The spacers arent necessary, i just love the look of it. with the wider stance . is it possible to keep the rear spacers and take off the front ones? would it affect the ride or be dangerous?
It would probably look a little goofy.

5" backspacing is the equivalent to running 1.5" spacers on stock wheels. You are adding 1.5" spacers on top of that, so it would be similar to running 3" spacers on stock wheels. This is absolutely the reason that you are rubbing @ lock.

This is my Commander with 5.39" backspacing and no spacers. The stance is plenty wide.
(yours will stick out .39" more on each side for a total of .78" wider stance than mine without spacers.)





Also speaking of those wheels, you should definitely tell your tire shop to install the wheel weights on the INSIDE, doesn't that drive you nuts? The weights really take away from the look.

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