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Old 10-31-2008, 11:34 AM
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Tires too big??

I bought a 92 F150. It's got 33" tires on it. The guy said they are too big and they rub when you turn too sharp. I can feel what he is talking about. But, I turned the wheels and got out and didn't see the tires rubbing anywhere.

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Old 11-01-2008, 01:29 AM
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Look at the radius arms.
 
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:46 AM
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A lot of the times when you turn sharp and the tire rubs, when you let off of the steering wheel, the tires turn back in just a bit.
 
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:12 PM
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Yeah, I found the tires were rubbing. So, what can I do for a cheap fix? Somebody I know said I could get some spacers.
 
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:32 PM
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wheel spacers, or greater back spacing on your rims. Or narrower tires.
 
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:39 PM
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...or just don't turn quite so sharp. The 31s I have on my 150 rub at extreme turns, and there are shiny spots on my radius arms. But so far there are no problems with the arms, and no damage to the tires, and they've been on there for the past five years.

They're mud terrain tires...I just find the vibration aggravating when I turn too sharp.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:54 AM
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I'll have to do something. They rub when I turn into a parking space. I'll have to look into some wheel spacers.
 
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:51 AM
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Are those tires on stock rims? (7" or 7.5" wide, I think)

A leveling kit (1.5" - 2" lift at front) plus adjusting the turning stops may be a better option than spacers.
 

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