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EA81 lifted, tires rub still...


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#1 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:36 PM

Ok here is the specs... 82 brat, lifted with a PK Davis 3/3 kit 15 X 7 "toyota" 6 lug wagon wheels with tires that measure 28" with a tape measure, but sound like they really fall near the 29/30" size... not sure how that works, but they are big anyway.

The struts are not yet cranked up and the fenders are off (doing metal work) and the fender liners are out. The tires were rubbing on the body seam at the rear of the front wheel well.

I want to know what all of you have done. Cut that little seam off? Bend it over and beat the snot out of that area as well to dent it back 1/4" or so?

Should i just crank up the rear torsion bar and front struts? (I'm gonna trim/bang anyway but maybe the added clearance would help...)

I'm hoping its going to be as simple as bend the body lip/seam over then bang the area afew times and repair the chipped undercoating. We shall see.

Note... the tires are the biggest they are ever gonna be, the odds are when they wear out that 27"s will be going on here in a year or to. So if they just barely clear it will be cool because it wont probably be hardcore wheeled til it has some grippier (and smaller) tires anyway. I just need it not to rub during normal everyday driving (including the slight suspension flex of odd angle driveways)

#2 subarubrat

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:03 PM

Pound it flat but don't cut it. I forgot to pound mine flat on my first lift and sliced a tire.

If you are having trouble rubbing still follow this flow chart:



1 Install larger tires

2 If rubbing go to line 3

3 Lift truck more

4 If tires no longer rub after lift you have room for more tire, go to line 1

#3 ezapar

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:21 PM

If you give that seam a cut about 6-8 inches up, it will fold over easier. You should have to cut the fender a little too.

The floor/wheel well will require a little beating back too.

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:54 PM

what is the labelled tire size? The offset of the rims is a big factor, because rims with less offset (stick out further) will push the tire closer to the fender when turned. Ideally you want the rims to tuck as close to the strut as possible.

#5 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 03:42 AM

Mike if you want me to I can swing by sometime soon and help you with that dilema and bring a 10 lb sledge with me too :D cause that will fix the rubbing issues pretty well

an oh yeah I am holding your carbs for ransom too :lol:
so better call me in the mornin sometime

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:30 AM

as long as they arent hitting your front strut/springs, you should have all the room you need. i hammerin the room for clearance isnt toohard, since its pretty thin metal

#7 MorganM

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:45 AM

On my EA82 I pounded it flat and kept going. You can actually pound it into the unibody more so its not sticking out at all. Because even with it folded over it's going to stick out a half inch. Once its folded over keep hammering !_!

#8 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:56 PM

Ok that what I needed. I'll slice the seam (to bend it over) then proceed to beat it til its flush. Or more recessed. hopefully I dont dent the area so bad that my nice interior bedlining work gets chipped up.




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