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New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

I've been running new tires and wheels for a week and they have rubbed twice that I know of. It has only happened when the wheel is completely locked to one side and backing down my driveway with a little speed. There's a bit of a grade to my drive. Is this a big deal? Is there anything I can do about it, or just take care and don't lock the wheel all the way over.

I'm running an ICON stage 2 and a body mount chop was done.

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

Have you had it aligned, do you have upper control arms. Could be that the suspension arms are too far back.
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I assume you're rubbing on the body mount? If so you need more positive caster, or a more aggressive BMC.


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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

More chop on the BMC before you take it offroad. It's will be much worse and you might start chewing up a tire.


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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

If you're running 295/70R17's on the stock wheels, then you're probably rubbing on your UCAs. You can "fix" that either with wheel spacers, or with a wheel that has different offset.

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

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If you're running 295/70R17's on the stock wheels, then you're probably rubbing on your UCAs. You can "fix" that either with wheel spacers, or with a wheel that has different offset.
Or aftermarket control arms that don't protrude so much. Plus they are worth upgrading so that you have more range for alignment.

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

Not the stock wheel, 17" Fuel Octane wheels.

Where is it rubbing?
Do you have the correct offset?

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

Thanks for all the responses.

The rubbing is happening at the body mounts, not the UCA.
The wheels are Fuel Octanes. (17x8.5 with 4.5" backspace)
I have the Icon Billet UCA installed.
I did have the alignment done when the new wheels and tires were installed. The UCA were done at the same time.

This time when I had the alignment done, I didn't get the spec sheet saying where everything ended up. Although, before the new UCA, I was never able to get the caster in spec.

If I put in more positive caster on the alignment, will the steering feel too 'light'? It's already a little light for my liking at 75 mph.

Not sure how aggressive the BMC was. I don't know what to compare it to. When I have daylight tomorrow, I'll take a few pictures and post them. I really didn't think any BMC was going to be necessary with these tires. I saw several posts with Nittos in the same size and there weren't any problems.

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

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Thanks for all the responses.
. I really didn't think any BMC was going to be necessary with these tires. I saw several posts with Nittos in the same size and there weren't any problems.

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Re: New Tires Rubbing! Toyo MT 295/70 17

Mine rub too. I have almost the same setup. 17" Fuel Octane wheels and Nitto Trail Grapplers 295/70 R17s. I have an OME setup with the body mount chop aswell. I have taken it to a couple of places and they both said it looks to be rubbing on the stock UCA.

I plan to replace my UCAs once funds magically appear into my account.
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