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Old 02-09-2010, 08:22 AM
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Rubbing with leveling kits and 35s?

I wanted to hear from guys that have gone to leveling kits with 35s on any issues that you have had with rubbing. I have an '06 F250 with factory 20" wheels and want to do a leveling kit with 35 x 12.50 x 20 on the factory wheels. The guys at the shop say I might have rubbing on my radius arms. I really don't want that. I have searched and read all of the posts on here in regards to leveling kits and see very few issues with rubbing with this same set up. If I go with a 2" leveling kit and the 35 x 12.50 x 20 on the factory wheels will I rub? Do I have to go with a 2 1/2" leveling kit?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:37 AM
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The leveling it isnt to blame. Its the off set on the wheels. Usually when you put wide tires on stock off set wheels you will rub a bit. Aftermarket wheels will have a deeper off set so the inside of the wheel is further away from the axle. But if you go too far you will need flares.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the reply. So most people with this setup have rubbing? That really isn't mentioned in most of the threads on leveling kits. What offset do I need to avoid rubbing?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:21 AM
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Ya but its only if your turning super sharp. It all depends on if you like your tires to sit under the factory fenders or if you wanna run flares. Talk to a tire guy to figure out the right off set IDK the exact numbers.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:25 AM
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Got it. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:50 AM
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i had a 2.5" skyjacker kit with 35x12.5 on 18x9 kmc badlands and i had zero rubbing any where.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:05 AM
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I have a 2.5" leveling kit w/ 35's (34.6") and when I had my stock 20's on there the tire rubbed the drivers side radius arm barely. I could not feel it rub, the only way I knew it was rubbing was a say a mark on the radius arm.

I now have that same set up but with 20x9 KMC's, 4.5 b/s and there is no rubbing on the radius arms.
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Depends alot on the wheels. You can do 35s on stock 20s but you will have little rubbing issues
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 AM
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Thanks again for the replies. Sounds like its kind of hit or miss if you get rubbing or not. Probably depends on what type and brand of tire as well. I'll probably just get it done and if I have too many issues I'll get different wheels.
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