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Old 10-18-2006, 06:53 PM   #1  
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Cool 37" Tire Turning Adjustment on 04 Diesel

Help!
I bought new Pro Comp Mudders, X-Terrain 37" tires with my 17" stock rim. They are on a 04 3500 Diesel 4x4 crew cab long box. I have a 6" BDS lift with steering stabilizer.
Awesome package but of course the tires rub.
I had BFG 35" A/T before with the lift and they rubbed too.
It isn't a BIG deal however I find it a wee bit embarrassing when they rub. It really only happens in tight spaces like in parking situations. (Especially these tires because of the aggressive tread on the side wall)
Can you please tell me how or IF I can adjust the turning radius so they will not rub so hard when making tight turns. I know this will not allow me to turn so sharp, but I'm willing to sacrifice a bit for the rubbing noise and vibration not to mention the embarrassment.


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Old 10-18-2006, 08:04 PM   #2  
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Try trimming your fenders. Worked for me.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:12 PM   #3  
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get your caster adjusted, sometimes it helps to move the axle slightly reward, that way as you turn in and your suspension compresses (slowing down) and your axle starts to move foward, you have a bit more clearence. not sure how much it rubs, but maybe a 3/4 or 1 inch spacer in the front will help as well.

OR find where it rubs and trim....
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X-Terrain 37" tires with my 17" stock rim.
I would guess since you are running stock wheels you are rubbing on the control arm. Going to a wheel with less backspacing, or running a small spacer would correct this. I don't know if 3rd gens have adjustable steering stops. I have seen guys weld nuts onto the axle where the knuckle would hit to make a steering stop.
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I had BFG 35" A/T before with the lift and they rubbed too.



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Your 35s rubbed with a 6" lift?
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Your 35s rubbed with a 6" lift?
Really, if the tires are rubbing the control arms, only steering stops or wheels with less back spacing will fix that - stock wheels usually have far too much for big rubber. Marc Lunn doesn't actually say where the tires are rubbing.
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If your 35's rubbed with a 6" lift you have the wrong wheels. My 35's don't rub with a 2" lift.
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