April 2, 2011hey there all i have a 97 ram 2500 i had bought a set of 35/12.50/20 tires and 20x10 wheels and upon receiving them i got them put on and found out that i was having some rubbing issues on my fenders and was wondering if anyone on here could give me a lil input on what they had done to fit these tires on there dodge. any help is appreciated.
Forums : Tires & Wheels : 35/12.50/20 rubbing problems need help (2180 Views)
April 2, 2011The easiest fix would be to put in 2" spacers on top of your front coils. This will lift the front up (which will also level your truck with the back) and should create enough space so you will not rub. If you don`t want the level look and like a front end rake then you need to put on a suspension or body lift.
April 2, 2011thanks bob i had already thought about that. i like the leveled look but i dont want to waste money on a spacer and have it not work. the prob. with lifting the front up and not pushing the axel forward i think will put it back in the same pickel im in right no. a lil more info on my rims- they are mamba m2 20x10 with a 4.5 inch backspacing zero off set puting the tire about 3.5 inches out past the fender. so if you think a 2 inch spacer will work i think i might make my own with some scrap pipe and plate i have laying around.
April 2, 2011I`d try the spacer, you could always just put a 4" kit on it and call it good
April 2, 2011Welcome to the site by the way!
April 2, 2011thanks for the welcome 4pullingGM. i think im gonna do that possibly. i dont want to go to high do to having kids and they are still young yet although they would love it though.
April 11, 2011Did a spacer on my truck my 10yr old didn`t have any problems. I noticed at first but after a month or so I can`t tell besides it still looks really good level.
April 13, 2011Forgot to ask you if the fender trim fixed your rub all the way?
April 13, 2011yes it did as far as street driving on stock suspension but im gonna put a 2.5 inch leveling kit on it to give it a little more clearance for articulation. right now if i had to guess i could prob. flex my suspension about three and a half feet but would be close to rub with my wheel cut. i will take some pics and post them on here for you to see.
April 15, 2011your biggest grimlen is the 10" wide wheel. the large negative offset is what is causing the rubbing. 35" tires on the factory wheel or even a 8" wide wheel is usualy fixed with a leveling kit. between th efender trimming and a mild lift/leveling spacer you should be good to go.