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Stealth Custom SR8 & Nitto Ridge Grappler set up for 17 TRD Pro

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by like the fish, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    like the fish

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    Since other forum members posted their experiences with wheel and tire upgrades, I'll add to the collective.

    Based on other posts, I upgraded my tires to 295/70R18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers, but not without issue. Some folks had rubbing and some did not. I fall into the rubbing camp. These tires rubbed on the front and rear portions of the front wheel well, so I ended up removing both the small front mud flap and rear mud flap on the fronts and used a heat gun to push back some of the plastic wheel well.

    So before the questions flood in, here are the specifics...

    Stock suspension, no spacers, no shackles, no shims, no blocks, no new upper controls arms, etc. Stock TRD Pro suspension.
    SCS SR8 18X9 wheels in dark bronze (offset +25 vs OEM TRD Pro wheels +60) Thanks Vin.
    McGard spline drive cone seat lug nuts, since OEM mag shank, flat seat lugs do not work.

    Since :worthless:see before and after pics below

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    Before: suspension clearance with OEM Michelin 275/65R18 tires

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    Before: top down view of clearance

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    After: suspension clearance with new 295s

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    After:

    Now for the problems and solutions...

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    Tire touches the large mud flap in the front at full lock

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    Tire touches the front of the wheel well where the small mud flap was installed (already removed for this picture.

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    Solution part I: front tire mud flaps removed.

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    Solution II: heat gun this edge of the plastic wheel well cover and push back towards the front bumper.

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    Now we clear.

    Finished product...

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    Thanks for the help Tundras.com
     
  2. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    like the fish

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    I forgot to show the overhang .
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  3. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    Am I the only one who can't see the pics on the first post?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:42 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY Ummmmmmmmm, Beeeeeeeer !

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    Good pics David. Pics are always a persons friend especially when words get lost in translation. ( and yes I did understand your words ) I think the truck looks great :thumbsup:. Nice job all the way around !!!!
     
  5. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    Looks great but do you think you will add coach builder shims up front in the future? Or do you like the stance?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    Looks great.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    TheBeast Once you go black...

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    did you cycle the suspension to the max to see if you are still not rubbing ?
     
  8. Aug 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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    like the fish

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    TheBeast, I did not cycle anything. I did not make any adjustments to the suspension, only the removal of mud flaps and reshaping of plastic wheel well.

    nowayout, I do not have plans to change the factory trd pro suspension.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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    Cab mount chop...... if your worried about it. Or drive it like you stole it an burn some of the rubber off.

    2 cents,
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  10. Aug 14, 2017 at 3:22 AM
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    I had no rubbing issues either on a flat level service, but when I turned to full lock backing down a hill it sounded like my truck was going to come apart.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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    When you come crashing down hard you'll know what to trim next.
    xoni
     
  12. Aug 17, 2017 at 1:14 AM
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    Looking good David!! Thanks for sharing:thumbsup:
     
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