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My new 2" lift and 265/70's

Well, just got my truck back from the dealer and it looks pretty sweet. They installed the Rough Country 2" lift and a set of 265/70/17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S's. They installed this WITHOUT spacers and only have a SMALL ammount of rubbing on the rear portion of the fenderwell towards the center of the vehicle at the bottom on the passenger side at full lock turning right. Other than that, no rubbing at all when at full lock turning left. (Hmm, why only on one side????) Anyway, I think the spacers would definately make the stance look better, but it doesn't look too bad as is and I won't HAVE to put them (spacers) on to fit the tires. I will post up a couple pics tomorrow after I get home.
Would you guys trim/heatgun mod the fenderwell or just leave it? Can it HURT anything other than my nerves? (lol)

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Have you looked on the inside of the front to see how close the tire is to the upper control arm stud?

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Have you looked on the inside of the front to see how close the tire is to the upper control arm stud?
Yes, I don't know much about that stuff, but I can get a finger between it. They told me that that assembly (tire, that stud, etc.) all moves together and that it would not cause any trouble. I hope he knbows what he's talking about, lol.

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I would definately check the ball joint bolt that CrzCajun mentioned to make sure you have enough clearance between it and the tires. Last I knew 265's were to wide and would rub it but I guess it depends on the tire. Also I just installed 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's w/Kevlar and used a heat gun to mold the plastic inner fender well and it worked great. I bent over the pinch weld too for extra clearance. With wheel spacers you have to do that since the wheel sits out wider. I have no rubbing what so ever with 1.25 inch spacers. My tires are also 1/2 inch taller then normal 265/70's.




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My 265/70 Cooper STs wouldn't fit without spacers.

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I would definately check the ball joint bolt that CrzCajun mentioned to make sure you have enough clearance between it and the tires. Last I knew 265's were to wide and would rub it but I guess it depends on the tire. Also I just installed 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's w/Kevlar and used a heat gun to mold the plastic inner fender well and it worked great. I bent over the pinch weld too for extra clearance. With wheel spacers you have to do that since the wheel sits out wider. I have no rubbing what so ever with 1.25 inch spacers. My tires are also 1/2 inch taller then normal 265/70's.
How do you get to that pinch weld? What do I have to take off, lol? Also, on that bolt.... has anyone ground off, say, half of that area of it that you'd use a wrech to secure it to loosen/tighten the nut? (Sorry, I'm not very mechanically inclined)

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My 265/70 Cooper STs wouldn't fit without spacers.
That is oddhow the same size tires sometimes actually measure differently. I told them I didn't think they would fit either b/c of all the posts I've read here, but they insisted they would. I looked underneath and can get a finger between that bolt and the tire....they said that was enough.

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That is oddhow the same size tires sometimes actually measure differently. I told them I didn't think they would fit either b/c of all the posts I've read here, but they insisted they would. I looked underneath and can get a finger between that bolt and the tire....they said that was enough.
It has to do with side lugs and how far they stick out.

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You guys know what? I recently had my drivers side strut changed and THAT is the side that is NOT rubbing whatsoever. Great, so that means my truck must be leaning to one side, lol.

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It has to do with side lugs and how far they stick out.
I guess I got lucky with those tires, lol.

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