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Old 09-11-2007, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tire rub

Hopefully someone can help me with my prob. Gotta 03 Dub Cab V-6 with Daystar spacers in the front with 295/75/16 tires. Besides the "other" rubbing that I can deal with , I have a slight rub on the inside of the drivers' side front tire(middle of inner sidewall) that i can't feel. It's minor rubbing cause it only seems to be rubbing the rubber clean and for the life of me I can't see what is causing it. Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its rubbing on your upper control arm. get a wheel with less back space or small spacers but it wont hurt anything if its just barley rubbing
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, look at the outer most part of the upper control arm. If the paint is gone that is your culprit.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The paint on the upper control arm is still there. that was my first thought also. Furthermore the rubbing is approx. 3 inches lower than where the upper A arm is. Can the upper A arm move that much during suspension compression?

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Old 09-17-2007, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The paint on the upper control arm is still there. that was my first thought also. Furthermore the rubbing is approx. 3 inches lower than where the upper A arm is. Can the upper A arm move that much during suspension compression?
Have you looked at the sway bar?
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I cannot see any where accept the frame rail that has rubbing marks on it. My next test is going to be backing up and turning hard left to see if the left tire is rubbing so bad the tire is flexing enough to rub on the side wall. The right tire does not have this problem. I'm hoping someone out here has run into the same problem with the middle sidewall rubbing on the left side only.

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Old 09-18-2007, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Chauk It Up, Drive Around, You Will See What's Rubbing
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Chauk It Up, Drive Around, You Will See What's Rubbing
Good idea. I'll try that this weekend.
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Update: Found a lazy mans way to chalk the tire. Go muddin' and wait to see when and where the rub happens. It was the upper A arm and only rubs when turning left with tire stuffed. Thanks for the help guys.
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