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Old December 19th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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I have 42x15x15 tsls on my toyota they are on 15x8 rims and they rub on the leaf springs when i turn one way they dont barely rub and the other way they do a little more i was wondering if anyone thinks that 2 inch wheel spacers would work so i can keep my 15x8 rims thanks
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Are you running stock axles? Or.. what axles are you running front and rear? Can't believe you'd clear the rear frame with a pre-86 axle and that tire/wheel combo. Your picture looks narrow, like you stil have stock axles.

Sounds like your steering is goofed, too. Either your steering stops aren't setup right, or your drag link is too long/short so you get uneven turning.

What axleshafts are you running as well (if you are running a toyota front axle.)


Would the spacers cure your problem? Well, first get it all centered, and set your stops correctly, for the axleshafts you are running (aftermarket ones like longfields can turn tighter than stock birfs). Then add the spacers. Might still rub, and also might make your steering force suck, and also might put the tires into the fenderwells/floorboards more when you turn.

Better would be to get a pair of widetrack full size jeep axles, which are about 8-9" wider than what you have.

Better still would be 1 ton axles, and 15x10 wheels.
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Yeah have stock axles under it
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also there are custom leaf springs in it right now i have no idea how much lift is in it i was thinking about ordering a 5 inch lift from marlincrawler what size tires could i fit then
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This is what I did it will bring the front out 1.5" on both sides. I used Ifs Hubs and fj 60 brake rotors and Ifs calapers.








I have more pics if you need them. then you car run a 1986 or nuwer rear the make the rear match the front.
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what size tires u run
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i would also would like to know how much lift i would have to clear 42 inch tsls my lift in the truck now is way to stiff and have no idea how much lift is in it
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i would also would like to know how much lift i would have to clear 42 inch tsls my lift in the truck now is way to stiff and have no idea how much lift is in it
That depends on how much travel, how much sheet metal you want to cut, blah blah blah.


For what its worth:

1) Don't run 42s on toyota axles. They are much too weak, and too narrow. Either get new axles, or something like 38s (even then, you should upgrade the front axleshafts).

2) Whatever you run, move the front axle forward a bit or you'll probably be having the tire run into the front corner of the cab.


You won't find an out of the box lift that would be enough to fit 42s, especially on 55" wide stock axles. A 5" lift, plus a body lift would fit them, with some trimming, but you'll not have much clearance for the tires on the springs, or by the frame, blah, blah, blah. Braking will suck, too.
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