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post Dec 2 2017, 10:14 PM
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Okay members....need some help/advice...
I bit the bullet and added 3 inch keys, 1.5 inch spacers and 5100 billsteins. Found a set of aluminum LTZ wheels and had them power coated black. Went online and ordered a set of 295/55-20 Nitto ridge grapplers. Let me start by saying if you are using a tire comparison website, Nitto didnít get the memo. Their tires run larger than what the tire comparison said. Having said that, I love the tires, I love the look. They are 32.76 tall and 12.17 wide(from Nitto website). I have rubbing on passenger side front on a bolt that is sticking out of the frame, I can fix that by cutting off 1 inch of bolt that has no threads on it. On the rear, tires are hitting plastic fender well right by the shock mount under heavy articulation(steep drive at an angle).

This is my question.....would 1.5 or 1.75 wheel spacers help? I donít want to stick the wheels out past the fenders but Iíve either got to do this, cut the fender wells(donít really want to do that), or send the tires back and get a smaller size. If the spacers will fix the back without causing issues in the front thatís what I want to do. Any help will be appreciated. Iíll add some pics when I can.

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post Dec 3 2017, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (storeyr @ Dec 2 2017, 11:14 PM) *
Okay members....need some help/advice...
I bit the bullet and added 3 inch keys, 1.5 inch spacers and 5100 billsteins. Found a set of aluminum LTZ wheels and had them power coated black. Went online and ordered a set of 295/55-20 Nitto ridge grapplers. Let me start by saying if you are using a tire comparison website, Nitto didnít get the memo. Their tires run larger than what the tire comparison said. Having said that, I love the tires, I love the look. They are 32.76 tall and 12.17 wide(from Nitto website). I have rubbing on passenger side front on a bolt that is sticking out of the frame, I can fix that by cutting off 1 inch of bolt that has no threads on it. On the rear, tires are hitting plastic fender well right by the shock mount under heavy articulation(steep drive at an angle).

This is my question.....would 1.5 or 1.75 wheel spacers help? I donít want to stick the wheels out past the fenders but Iíve either got to do this, cut the fender wells(donít really want to do that), or send the tires back and get a smaller size. If the spacers will fix the back without causing issues in the front thatís what I want to do. Any help will be appreciated. Iíll add some pics when I can.

Flip the rear shock bolt around so the head of the bolt is towards the tire and cut the plastic that sticks out.


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post Dec 3 2017, 09:28 AM
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Shock bolt is flipped. Just hitting the plastic. Was trying to avoid cutting that. May have too....
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post Dec 4 2017, 10:19 AM
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I'm running the Duratrac 285/70/17's which are 33's with the front Ford Keys and rear 1-1/2" spacers. I had to trim my rear wheels and it's not that big of a deal. Actually the tires did the trimming for me after a spirited romp off road, so I just cleaned it up. No biggie.


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post Dec 4 2017, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Scott @ Dec 4 2017, 11:19 AM) *
I'm running the Duratrac 285/70/17's which are 33's with the front Ford Keys and rear 1-1/2" spacers. I had to trim my rear wheels and it's not that big of a deal. Actually the tires did the trimming for me after a spirited romp off road, so I just cleaned it up. No biggie.


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post Dec 4 2017, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE (Gary P @ Dec 4 2017, 10:23 AM) *
QUOTE (Scott @ Dec 4 2017, 11:19 AM) *
I'm running the Duratrac 285/70/17's which are 33's with the front Ford Keys and rear 1-1/2" spacers. I had to trim my rear wheels and it's not that big of a deal. Actually the tires did the trimming for me after a spirited romp off road, so I just cleaned it up. No biggie.


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Yeah, during the initial tests, I had no problems at all, but it only took a split second under extreme articulation and the handy work was done. Pretty much took out the entire box around the upper shock bolts. It actually was quite clean. thumbsup.png


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post Dec 6 2017, 09:32 AM
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interesting.. so you all are saying the rear is lower in the front?


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post Dec 8 2017, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE (Kerr @ Dec 6 2017, 10:32 AM) *
interesting.. so you all are saying the rear is lower in the front?


Itís not lower, just less room in the wheel well width wise. The Nittos I have are 33x12, no issue until the rear end articulates.

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