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Front tires rubbing?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rolled, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my rig on the road the other day and today when I was backing in my driveway I heard some loud rubbing. I believe it was the front tires when I turned sharp in the driveway.

    4 inch lift
    35 inch tires
    87 K5

    Question:

    Does my tire lift configuration keep me from turning my wheels all the way in one direction? If so, is there anything I can do except remind myself to not turn sharp? I assume the factory turning stops don't work since the tires are bigger.
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Trim the corners of the fenders and turn as far as you want. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    You need more lift. Your body should totally clear your tires. 10" suspension should be fine. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    J/K....yeah trim up your fenders, all the cool kids are doing it.
     
  4. Rolled

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    I read a couple times that 35's required no mods an a 4 inch lift.

    My driveway has a good size dip and it made the noise when I hit it. I thought it was the fender wells not the fenders???

    10 inch lift? My kids already need a rope ladder to get in /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    right. to fit into the wells, no mods, to actually move and be effective, minor trimming
     
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    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Grab the sawzall. Remove part of fender.
     
  7. Rolled

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    Thanks guys
     
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    Actually if you want to, the factory stops can be adjusted.
    I just adjusted mine so that the tires don't hit the springs at full lock on my Full size Jeep.
    Luckily on My K5 I didn't need to.
    Both have 35".
     
  9. Rolled

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    imiceman44 - I'll give that a try beore I break out the reciprocating (sp?) saw.
     
  10. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    the dip in the driveway is the giveaway...

    You won't be able to see the interference points with the truck parked, except maybe to see "clean spots" on the inner fenderwell areas where the tire is hitting under compression with the tire turned.

    I've done some trimming on mine, but I know that over a big bump on a turn, things will still rub.
     
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    My 33's rub on my stock in the fenderwell, but only when I hit a bump fast while turning hard.
     
  12. Rolled

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    Turns out the driver side tire is rubbing the front drag link at extreme right turn.

    I have not looked if I can just adjust the stop yet. Anybody have this problem?
     
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    I have the same problem, but I haven't fixed it. The previous owner (or maybe the factory) welded my stops /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif. The next best alternative is crossover steering /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Jon /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    BigBluOx - If mine are welded I'll just weld an extension on to it /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Trey,If you want come on over and I'll trim up the bottom of the front fenders for you.Don't worry I won't cut as much as I did mine!It's prob those 10" wide rims.A small cut and maybe some stronger extended front shackles would prob solve the problem.I'll check on the top for you.Did you get rid of the SM465?I'm off Saturday,if your'e free.Bring the Beer!!Mike
     
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    Still got the 465 Mike. I'm looking to swap it for the 400 in about a month. Has your brother changed his mind yet? I'll have to do some thinking before I cut up my new mint fenders though.

    Let me know about that top. I'm going to squirt the truck as early as next week.
     

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