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Old 09-08-2011, 07:24 AM   #1
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Rubbing question for stock wheels w/ 31s

I've got my new 31s in my garage, waiting to be put on. My 03 Sport has the Canyon wheels and 30s on them. I am putting on a 2" lift in a few weeks, but am concerned that the 31" tires will rub in the rear near the coil springs. There doesn't appear to be a lot of clearance there with the 30s.

Will I be OK with 31s on my stock Canyons with the 2" lift? Or should I go with a 4" backspaced wheel like the Soft 8s for a little more suspension clearance? I plan to disco the front and do some light offroading a few times a year.

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Old 09-08-2011, 07:57 AM   #2
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They'll be fine in the back. The front might rub at full lock, but a washer or two on the steering stop will fix that.


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Old 09-08-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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I have 31-10.50 on Canyons with a Ford 8.8 in the rear (which is notably narrower than an OEM D35 or D44) and don't have any rubbing. Never had any rubbing in the front, either, except for on the swaybar link when it was pulled up and disconnected.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, I knew all about the steering stop adjustment. I was just concerned after reading numerous back spacing threads last night. I still may go with soft 8s, since my Canyons are developing some pretty good corrosion around the rim lip and centers, thanks to NE Ohio roadsalt.

Am I correct in my understanding that Soft 8s with 4" backspacing will stick the tire out of the wheel well slightly, and give me a little more clearance inside the wheel wells?
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