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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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How much to they rub?

Looking at Goodyears Territory tires in 265, planning on going up from 255's on my 2009 Ranger. I keep reading going oversize even with a T-crank that they will rub when turning.

I am thinking about doing shackles in the back and t=bar crank, 1 to 1 1/2" up front.

How bad of a rub are we talking about? Is it a big issue?
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with a tbar crank and shackles, I don't think you will rub. Maybe a little in extreme off road. I rubbed 31's with almost maxxed bars and shackles on my 07. I was kinda tryin though lol

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Ok but I hear that from 08-on, the trucks are already lower so wouldn't that even make it more worst then yours?
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They are lower. The only reason the rubbed is because I tried to make them. I had one tire pretty much off the ground. Even at that it barely touched the fender. With a tbar crank and shackles you can run 32's

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So it's the fender it's rubbing then? For some reason I thought they rub against the frame or somewhere around there.

Is there any possibility of fender damage?
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If you get an aggressive tire with a beefy sidewall you may rub up front. Unless you are going to do some serious off-roading you won't have issues. Really don't worry about it. The truck will look great and you will be happy

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I know this thread's a bit old now but I thought I'd throw my recent experience in here.

I'm driving a 2010 FX4 with a 2" TT and 2" shackles, 265/75/16 Toyo open country M/T's (big aggressive side lugs).

At full turn (either left or right) on flat pavement the tires do rub on the sway bar. Not enough to pose any sort of problem, but there is enough rub that you can feel it through the steering wheel and hear it as well.

My mechanic buddy figures if we put 1/4" spacers on the front wheels that would eliminate it. I might get around to doing that or I might not.

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I know this thread's a bit old now but I thought I'd throw my recent experience in here.

I'm driving a 2010 FX4 with a 2" TT and 2" shackles, 265/75/16 Toyo open country M/T's (big aggressive side lugs).

At full turn (either left or right) on flat pavement the tires do rub on the sway bar. Not enough to pose any sort of problem, but there is enough rub that you can feel it through the steering wheel and hear it as well.

My mechanic buddy figures if we put 1/4" spacers on the front wheels that would eliminate it. I might get around to doing that or I might not.
Didn't your 07 rub as well? Must be the aggressive sidewall

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Didn't your 07 rub as well? Must be the aggressive sidewall
Wow, good memory! You're right they rubbed on my 07 as well, but they rubbed the inner skirt (and only at full lock), on my new one they rub the sway bar. It likely is because the side lugs are so big, so that's why I mentioned it. And also it's definitely not enough to be a problem...

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