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EA81 lifted, tires rub still...
Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:36 PM
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)
Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:03 PM
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
Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:21 PM
The floor/wheel well will require a little beating back too.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:54 PM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 03:42 AM
an oh yeah I am holding your carbs for ransom too
so better call me in the mornin sometime
Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:30 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 08:45 AM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:56 PM
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