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Tire rub

I've done some searching and can't really seem to find anythin..

I've got a 99 F350 Superduty. It's pushin 35" Toyo tires and 6" lift. I've got some rub on the leaf springs when I turn. What's the best way to fix this.. Wheel spacers, maybe different offset rims.. steering stops.. What do you yall think? Thanks for the help.

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I've done some searching and can't really seem to find anythin..

I've got a 99 F350 Superduty. It's pushin 35" Toyo tires and 6" lift. I've got some rub on the leaf springs when I turn. What's the best way to fix this.. Wheel spacers, maybe different offset rims.. steering stops.. What do you yall think? Thanks for the help.

Best way would be to get some 4.5 backspacing rims.

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I've done some searching and can't really seem to find anythin..

I've got a 99 F350 Superduty. It's pushin 35" Toyo tires and 6" lift. I've got some rub on the leaf springs when I turn. What's the best way to fix this.. Wheel spacers, maybe different offset rims.. steering stops.. What do you yall think? Thanks for the help.

How wide are your Toyos? I had 365/65s (14.5x34.5) on a 16x10 and they would rub at full lock. Now that I am on 315 BFGs the rub is gone. I don't know if I am 4.25 or 4.5 back space, I bought them used. When I bought a spare Eagle Alloy, they didn't ask what BS and they all match.

My solution, I didnt turn to full lock when I had the 365 Toyos.

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How wide are your Toyos? I had 365/65s (14.5x34.5) on a 16x10 and they would rub at full lock. Now that I am on 315 BFGs the rub is gone. I don't know if I am 4.25 or 4.5 back space, I bought them used. When I bought a spare Eagle Alloy, they didn't ask what BS and they all match.

My solution, I didnt turn to full lock when I had the 365 Toyos.

They are a 35x12.5x17. I'm not sure on the backspacing as well because I bought them used. The wheel was pretty much turned all the way, I just hate turning to far and rubbin. That why I was thinkin somethin like a steering stop. Is there such a thing?
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They are a 35x12.5x17. I'm not sure on the backspacing as well because I bought them used. The wheel was pretty much turned all the way, I just hate turning to far and rubbin. That why I was thinkin somethin like a steering stop. Is there such a thing?
I usually go off on my "tread width to rim width" rant about now, but with only a 315, I believe you're issue is backspacing. As in too much. Around 05 Ford changed the backspacing on the Super Duty. I think it was due to an axle width change. Anyway, I saw where spacers were needed to run newer wheels on an older Excursion/SD.

Take off a tire, lay it face down, put a straight edge across the RIM, measure down to the bolt mounting holes, if this is more than 4.5", they're too deep. While you could buy spacers, some are cheap and DANGEROUS. I would buy some 17X9s (ideally a 17x10.5, but those are only on Mustangs) with 4.5~4.25 backspace.

As far as a steering limiter, the Dana 60 in my 1/2 mud truck has them, but not the Dana 60 under my Souper Doody.

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Sounds good, I'll take a look. Thanks for the help.
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