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Leveling kit tire rub????

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by walton3434, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Dec 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    walton3434

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    So I installed new leveling kit 3” left shocks they were new. I put 285/75/16BFG mud terrains on it with 1.25 spacers. I have some front tire rub on sharp or rough dips. This is just from turning in a steep driveway. I just installed arb bumper which I had hoped would alleviate some issues. It has more clearance than stock. However it still rubs my God if I take this off road it will eat the tires off of it. Any suggestions????
     
  2. Dec 28, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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    Cab mount chop? Fender liner trim? Any way you can check to see where it's exactly rubbing so we can narrow it down?
     
  3. Dec 29, 2015 at 3:54 AM
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    Find where it is rubbing, cut and smash.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2015 at 9:17 AM
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    i just put a set of aftermarket front coilovers on the front of mine so im gonna try and see what is the biggest size tire i can fit (yes minor trimming and bashing of the fire wall is acceptable in my opinion)
     
  5. Dec 29, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    A coilover lift, basically any lift, will clear the same tire as stock suspension when off-roading. You can use longer bumpstops to keep the tire from stuffing as far into the fender well, otherwise suspension compression and tire clearance will be the same.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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    Ok I cut smashed and beat the cab mount took care of my immediate problem but not overall concern. Is there something I'm missing I see small lifts for 3rd generations but nothing bigger than 3. Should I add body lift??
     
  7. Jan 7, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    I have a 4Gen 4runner with 3inch Toytec Lift. I had tire rub problems and had to fix with body chop, local 4x4 shop completed. Tires Nitto Grappler 285/17/R17. Works great, no rubbing
     
  8. Jan 10, 2016 at 8:07 AM
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    CMC can do wonders.
     
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