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Old 12-13-2007, 05:00 PM
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Angry tires rubbing leaf springs, speedo incorrect

i just installed my procomp 8.5 inch lift and put on my 24 inch rims and my 38x14x24 tires and i cant turn the wheel like at all and it rubs what do you guys think about wheel spacers. i know there is down sides to them but i have to do something the tires alone cost me almost 2000 so i cant afford to mess them up. also since i put these tires on my speedo is off by 10 mph and so are my shift points should i just go with the super lift tru speed or is there something cheaper and better. thanks
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:13 PM
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wheel spacer

You can run a spacer. Just keep it to about an inch or so.
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Your rims should have had a wider offset to correct the wide tires.
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Seems to me that with 14" wide rims, even with spacers you are gonna rub. As far as the speedo calibration check this site out, Speed Wizard Speedometer Correction . The guys name is Ken Gallo and he is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:51 PM
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see if you can get the same wheels but in a more offset style. that will eliminate most to all of the rub.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:33 AM
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there are no down sides to spacers.
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If you dont want to spend any more money the tires rubbing wont really hurt anything other than make the spring shiney where they rub. Mine rub really bad and havent done anything to my tires as of yet. I have 30000 on my tires with no illm effects.
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i just installed my procomp 8.5 inch lift and put on my 24 inch rims and my 38x14x24 tires and i cant turn the wheel like at all and it rubs what do you guys think about wheel spacers. i know there is down sides to them but i have to do something the tires alone cost me almost 2000 so i cant afford to mess them up. also since i put these tires on my speedo is off by 10 mph and so are my shift points should i just go with the super lift tru speed or is there something cheaper and better. thanks
Thanks DryHeatDude03 - and yes there are devices out there to correct your speedometer, the three large ones are Superlift Tru speed, Jet Accuspeed and the speed wizard.

By the way I have tons of information about "shift points" I have to conclude the reason you think they changed is because of the fact that the speedometer is not reading correctly.

Anyway if you email me I can give you TONS of information either merc45@gmail.com or speedwiz@fmdkinc.com

If anybody has questions about this stuff, just let me know - I love to help out

Kenny
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:12 PM
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there are no down sides to spacers.
Actually, spacers have a tendency to put more stress on wheel bearings and prematurely wear axle seals.
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:20 PM
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im with dry heat dude yet again.... if i may add - it also will stress out the ball joints...

Kenny
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