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Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 PM
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1 new rear tire rubbing...

I just had a 2.5" coil spring lift installed, and new 33x12.5x15 BFG M/T's installed on stock rims.
My rear axle must not be exactly centered, because my left rear tire rubs on the upper spring carrier. There is about 3/4" gap on the other side. Should I get a set of rear spacers, etc? How much of a gap is needed on the rear?

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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You need wheel spacers or new wheels with proper backspacing and an adjustable track bar to center the rear axle.

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Who ever install the lift and tires should not have let it leave like that.

I agree, Big Cole is right an adjustable TB and some wheel spacers are in need. Or wheels with a different offset would work in place of the spacers. In some cases you can get a set of wheels for the same price of the spacers.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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What you need to do first (before you add a bandaid like spacers) is go with an adjustable track bar and center your axle under the frame. It's very likely that will fix your problem without needing to do anything else. Your lift has likely pulled your axle slightly to the one side due to the stock track bar. If you split that 3/4" space you have on the other side, that could be enough. If not then go with wheels. If you just go wheels, then the one side is going to stick out 3/4" more than the other. There's a right way and a wrong way to do things and centering your axle is the right way.
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