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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:37 PM
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Exclamation tire nightmare

I just went to Sams club to get my 285/75 put on ( which they said would fit just fine)according to there
Computer information and having them look at the truck itself.
Went to dinner with my husband, they called back saying the tires are rubbing....
I left in the middle of dinner ( hubby is getting pist at this point ) to run back to Sam's to see what the
problem is.
Yes, the 285/75/R16 are rubbing against the trailing arm (I believe that's what they call it) !
So, what are my options, I do not want to go back to the lame 265's if I can help it.
They still had the 285's on the truck when I pulled up, so that I could see it for myself...
with the OME kit and THOSE tires..the truck looked really sharp....should I get spacers...
would that be sufficient, again...what are my options!?
They told me the 275/70's would propaple fit without spacers ( special order ) and I'm not sure if
those are made by BF and if they come in an all terrain/mud terrain style.
again my question..if I get those spacers, would the 285/75's fit !!??
HELP....
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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM
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You don't mean the rear trailing arms, thats impossible. So if its the fronts ,is it just that they are hitting the radius arms at full lock of the steering wheel? If so its just a simple adjustment of the steering stops.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 07:57 PM
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yup. adjust the steering stops and you are set... Although you will loose a little turning radius but, it shouldn't be that noticable from a 265 to a 285..
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Christine, we all have had similar problems. Try to be as clear as you can in order for people to help. Perhaps take a pic of where the tire is rubbing. There is allways a solution!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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I am not shitting you, and it is not the steering thingy it is hitting...
when you squat down and look in behind the tire and were the running board starts
its that metal bar with the bushings on the end, that's what it is rubbing against !
Like I said I have a 1994 d90 with OME lift, what the hell is going on !?
WHY DON"T THESE 285/75/16 TIRES FIT !!??
DO I NEED THE S.P.A.C.E.R.S !!!!!!????
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:12 PM
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ok deep breath! ahhhhhhhhhh! do they rub all the time? only when the wheels are turned?
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Thisthreadisworthlesswithoutpictures!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:33 PM
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EASY THERE BIG FELLA! I agree pics help idenitfy thingy!
I am not being sarcastic either
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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I don't happen to carry a camera with me 24/7 thank you very much and I was not about to drive this truck home like that just to take pictures.... that would made me a dump ass owner of a set of new tires that are USELESS !!
Tires only rubbed when turned, clearance of the wheel well is fine!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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I ran a set of 285s that I borrowed from Trevor G. last summer for a couple of months. yes they do rub on the radius arms when turning. Although I never noticed when I was running them. Granted they were ATs and not a chunky MT. Just adjust the steering stops and you'll be good to go.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:03 PM
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Your ok! all that needs to happen is to adjust the the stops on your knuckes!

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I am trying to upload the page from my manual that describes this procedure. My 110 is lifted about 3" & my 255's rub on one side. Its not a big deal. If you want to through money at a solution you can buy wheel spacers to move the wheel out! OR you can buy wheels to do the samething. You really don't need to!!
I hope this helps to calm you down!! Like I said you are fine. I I lived closer I would adjust for you.
I do have a cam & I can take a pic if you like?????!?!?!


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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Another option is 235/85R16's like I have. Little thinner, little bit taller than the 265's They are a lot closer in size to the tires you see on older Series trucks. Not the most aggressive stance, but they fit the traditional image well.

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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:17 PM
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man if you have to say that steering thingy you shouldnt be considering those tires. or a Defender with mods for that matter.

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o yeah running boards nuff said
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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:27 PM
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How the hell is she gonna learn? We all started somwhere!! Give her a break! Not everyone is you!!!!!!!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 09:30 PM
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o yeah running boards nuff said
GET A LIFE, WHY DON'T YOU!!
I am simply trying to get some answers and don't need your horse shit right now...NUFF SAID !
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Old March 19th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Not that I want to get involved and catch fire, but if you have some pics of adjusting the steering stops it would be nice. I have poked around but not found any articles, is it in the Garage Manual?
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Old March 19th, 2006, 10:06 PM
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I mean really tho what is it rubbing? trailing arms are the ones that go to the rear control/radius arms are in the front does it rub when you turn or are going straight. the 285 isnt much more than stocker if they rub in all steering positions something is wrong. this is being made a lot harder than it needs to be, you can run those tires stock with little issue

maybe this will help, are these the things getting rubbed, if so ill go get a photo of the things you should adjust so it wont happen, did you get those white letter tunred to the inside?


o yeah thats not rust its red clay residue
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Old March 19th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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285 not more that stocker? wtf are control arms & trailer arms. If you don't know what they are perhaps you should not give advice?
Height is not the issue!
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Old March 19th, 2006, 10:23 PM
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I am sorry for the melt down, no hard feelings I hope, it's just
been a real shitty day and got slowly worse by the minute !! sigh....
I got the rover tucked in for tonight, will try to get some shots of
what it was rubbing against tomorrow, but like I said...it;s that thingy when you look between the tire and the'' RUNNINGBOARD " SIDESTEP or what ever the whatyamacallit,
metal piece, heck I don't know what the hell it is called
Why, why meeeeee I WANT MY MAMA.........
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Old March 19th, 2006, 10:24 PM
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Loosen stop bolt locknut #2.
Turn stop bolt as required #3.
Tighten locknut #2.
Check wheel position at full lock for rubbing.

You may need to to this a few times before rubbing is totally eliminated.
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