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post #1 of 13 Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Wheels rubbing front suspension

I just purchased my first diesel and it was already lifted 6" and has 35's with 20's. I noticed shortly after buying it that when I turn the wheels hard I will rub the front left shock with the tire. I wanted to just through some small spacers on but don't know how much could be done without having to change the lug bolts. I'm thinking of either 1/4 inch(6 mm) or 1/2 inch(12 mm). I'm not doing it for looks but want to make sure I definitely clear the shock.


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you must be running stock wheels with wide tires im guessing?

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whats the offset on the wheels? do you have a pic?

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Mine rub my leafs id also like to know

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what year is your truck? 99-04 by chance?

if so, you might have 05+ rims on it. are the tires lined up with the outside edge of the fender...or just slightly outside?


if that is the case, you might want to grab some 2" spacers. the 99-04 axles are narrower than the 05+ axles. when you run 05+ rims, the tire/rim tucks inside the fenderwell. then you get issues with rubbing due to not enough backspacing. the 2" spacers push the tire/rim outwards and help things out

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I have a 2005. The tire is slightly outside the fender.

With 2" spacers I would have to get extended bolts, right?
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Offset is +18
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Are you sure you are rubbing the shock? You might be catching the lower air dam. No way you are rubbing the shock on a 05. It's tucked in there behind the coil spring

For your truck spacers won't do a thing. I'd check that air dam for rubbage, trim it slightly using a razor blade.

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