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Old 11-23-2007, 03:42 PM
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Will I Have Rubbing Issues?

I have a 2006 F350 and have been looking at doing the donahoe racing 2.5" levelling kit. What I'm wondering is if anybody can tell me if I'll have serious rubbing issues running Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ's in a 35x13.5x20 on Mazzi Hulk's size 20x10?

The reason I ask is becuase if it will only be minor at full lock I can live with that, but otherwise if it will be bad I may have to consider a 4" lift.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:21 AM
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Anybody???

I've already ordered the wheels so thats decided for sure, so If anyone could give me some guidance on the lift, it would really be appreciated because I'm planning on ordering it no later than end of day monday.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:26 AM
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yea buddy you may have some rubbing. For sure I know 33" tires wont! but most the times people who are adding 35" tires get 4" lifts
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:50 AM
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Yah I kinda thought that it would rub at least a little bit, but if it will just be a little on the inside of the fender liner at full lock or something along those lines, that can be dealt with.
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That will be alittle wide and you will need to do a good amount of trimming to clear them.
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I have 4" lift with 35 12.5 and they still rub in the back of the finder. I think you may have some damage with 35s and leveling kit going through dips.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:12 AM
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The one difference tho is that I have an 06 and have more room up front with having coil springs VS leafs.

I think the thing that may save me (and also result in buying fender flares) is that the mazzi hulk 20x10 is a -25 offset so a very deep dish rim. The issue may end up being how far they hang out.

I've been talking to a guy in another thread who also has an 06 350 and is running 35x13.5x20 on only a 2 inch lift and has no rubbing issues. I checked the sizing of his rims and they are a 20x9 with a +18 offset.

So I took the figures from his set up and mine and ran them through a wheel offset calculator which told me the difference between his set up and mine would result in 30mm more inner clearance and they would extend an extra 56mm.

So after all this, I think that I can pull this off and the thing is I'd really rather just do a 2.5" lift than a 4". I figure can that extra 1.5" really make that big of a difference?
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:32 AM
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Chances are you will have some rubbing on the lower bumper valance. I got an 06 f250 running an 8" lift with 38x15.5 and I still get some rubbing on the rear of the wheel arch when the suspension compresses. Thinking I might need a body lift or a bigger lift to get rid of that.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:06 PM
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Well I've decided that instead of gambling the $800 on the Donahoe Kit (back ordered anyways) I'm just doing one of the cheap levelling kits, the $40 2" aluminum puck that goes between the axle and bottom spring perch. I figure this way I can at least start driving on the new wheels (cuz my old tires are getting pretty low) and test it all out and if it works just get the donahoe leveling kit, or if not go for the 4.5" one instead.
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