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Old 12-13-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Tire rubbing on frame...how much lift do I need?

I'm running P265/70r17 on my 03 Dcab with the Tundra 17" wheels. The only issue I have is that it rubs the frame on the right side. It has actuall worn the paint off and bare "shiney" metal is showing. Anyone know how much lift i would need to eliminate this? Also, what type of paint would you use to touch up the frame?
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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I really dont know how much lift would help i hope someone else more knowledgeable can help you there. I usually just use a black spraypaint and put a couple of coats on the frame. Hope this helps
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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Sounds like spacers might be your best bet. Is it rubbing in the front or rear?
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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Sounds like spacers might be your best bet. Is it rubbing in the front or rear?
RUBBING IN THE INNER REAR OF THE FRONT RIGHT TIRE
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:37 AM   #5
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Any coilover lift (adjustable / spacer) is not going to give you enough 'lift'. Needless to say a body lift will do nothing to rectify that rub.

A drop-bracket lift or a SAS will work.

The 'right' alignment tech could probably alleviate some of that rubbing.

But the tried and proven method will be to reduce backspacing. Stock toyota rims typically have a backspacing of 4.5", Many have found that 4" (or 3.75") is satisfactory. So you either live with the rub, replace the rims, use a wheel spacer, or reduce the tire height and/or width.

Mine rub, but I've acquired a 'feel' for how much steering wheel 'turn' I've got before the rubber hits the frame and adjust my driving accordingly.

As for paint, why bother - it's just going to rub right off. Unless you correct the 'cause'. In that case, sand-prime-paint with any metal compatible paint - Rustoleum rattle cans will be just fine.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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or use Old Man Emu springs any lift will get rid o some of the rubbage mabey some lift spindels mine pushed the tires out 1.25 inches on each side
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #7
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RUBBING IN THE INNER REAR OF THE FRONT RIGHT TIRE

Probably gonna have to get you a set of spacers. I bet being stock wheels that it has a real high backspacing that is pushing everything into the fenderwell causing it to rub.
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None of the OME springs will get rid of it,I had 882's and they had no affect on the frame rub. Like others have said, a different back spacing should do it. 4" bs worked for me.
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Backspacing or wheel spacers.
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wheel spacers, but i bet when you space them out from the frame they're gonna rub your inner fenders...i'd get a set of like 1-2" lift springs (ome etc.) and do a AAL or a set of longer greaseable shackles....any way you go wheel spacers will still be a must....any kind of black spray paint will do the trick on the frame
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The stock backspacing on your old tacoma rims were 4.5". I belive the Tundra wheels that you put on have 5" backspacing. I don't think a lift or alignment will do enough to cure the problem. Looks like your going to need to install some longer wheel studs and a 1/2" wheel spacer to get the BS back to 4.5".

As mentioned above 4.5" to 3.75" BS is what the majority are going to be running.
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The stock backspacing on your old tacoma rims were 4.5". I belive the Tundra wheels that you put on have 5" backspacing. I don't think a lift or alignment will do enough to cure the problem. Looks like your going to need to install some longer wheel studs and a 1/2" wheel spacer to get the BS back to 4.5".

As mentioned above 4.5" to 3.75" BS is what the majority are going to be running.
where do you get these "slide on" spacers?? (need for a top secret project)


um i would use these
http://www.marlincrawler.com/htm/axles.htm
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I'm running P265/70r17 on my 03 Dcab with the Tundra 17" wheels. The only issue I have is that it rubs the frame on the right side. It has actuall worn the paint off and bare "shiney" metal is showing. Anyone know how much lift i would need to eliminate this? Also, what type of paint would you use to touch up the frame?
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No amount of lift will solve your problem. Get rid of the wheels an use properly backspaced ones (see above)
wheel spacers only put huge more stress on the already weak spindle bearings.
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any 1 have the link 2 the pinch weld mod 3 the 05+ tacomas 2 fit bigger tires without rubbing???
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