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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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advice please

guys i am having a problem with the shop doing my lift install. here is what i have followed by the issue. Any help is appreciated.

I have installed a RC 4-5 inch suspension lift with a 3 inch torsion key and add-a-leaf. also a 3" PA body lift is in the process right now....

I was hoping to install my 37x1350R22 nitto trail grapplers on my 22x11 XD 778's.

now my concern is this. i measured the rims when i had picked them up and i am 100% positive that i read 11" from lip to lip on the rim. the shop is telling me i have 22x9.5 rims and that the backspacing is 5.5"

the lift is calling for 4.5 inches of backspace so i am thinking i could just install a 1.5 inch wheel spacer ( i do know some of you dont agree with them but it aint your truck)

the mechanic is telling me i measured wrong/ the rim and tire wont fit with a spacer and that i will need to go down to a 20" rim and a 35" tire.

I have already purchased all my stuff and dont want to wait another 3 weeks for parts to arrive when i have gone 2 weeks without a truck.

I have seen 2003 ford f150's out there runniin 37" tires on them with spacers.
is the shop being overly cautious??
am i wrong? it feels like im being told stuff that doesnt sound right...

now take it easy on me im just learning

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I have no idea what the deal is, but if that's just one mechanic telling you this, I'd get a second opinion.

Shit like this is why I bought a Raptor instead of screwing around with major mods....toooo lazy and no patience for B.S. (ie: you measure 11", they say 9.5")

Best of luck, hope you get it sorted out quickly and correctly.

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Did I measure wrong? I measured from front lip to back and it was 11 inches. How he sees 9.5 blows my mind.

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No idea if you measured wrong, you lost me when the shop said backspacing of 5.5", the lift called for 4.5" and you wanted to put on a 1.5" spacer, which to me adds up to 6", but WTF right?

Doesn't matter a whole lot what you measured on the wheel, what did the specs on your order invoice say when you received them, and how do those compare to what the shop is telling you?

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So my question is you hooked the tape measure on 1 side of the rim then acroos to the other side to get 11 " if I'm reading this right, but thats not how you measure a rim you actually measure the inside lip to lip so thats probably how they are getting 9 1/2 " yes you could run a back spacer just make sure it's a good spacer ( solid ) as with torqueing the wheels on to spec it may crush the spacer, best of luck to you and the problem you have.

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So my question is you hooked the tape measure on 1 side of the rim then acroos to the other side to get 11 " if I'm reading this right, but thats not how you measure a rim you actually measure the inside lip to lip so thats probably how they are getting 9 1/2 " yes you could run a back spacer just make sure it's a good spacer ( solid ) as with torqueing the wheels on to spec it may crush the spacer, best of luck to you and the problem you have.
So I measured wrong. I can admit that. Wouldn't I want to move the wheel out to make the difference up? So isn't that what a spacer is intended to do ? I have dropped a lot of coin here and would hate to lose out on an inch

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Yeah the spacer moves the rim out ward away from the frame,

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Hence stops any chance of rubbing. That's what I thought. I know 37" tires are tough for a f150 but not supposed to be giving me ulcers!! Lol

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Keep us updated on the project and how you make out, and do post pictures once you have it done.

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What lumberjack said. Rim width is measured inside lip to inside lip. Adding a spacer will reduce backspace. But rubbing can occur in different areas as well not just inboard of the wheel. Here is a great website for understanding wheel terminology.

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