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Tips on "moving" bumper to stop wheel rub?

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Hey all! I put some 20x9 +1 rims, with 275/60/r20 tires on my '21 XLT PB and I have ever so slight rub on my front bumper. I believe it's where the black lower valance is. This only happens at full turns, mostly when the truck is on an incline left or right.

I can see that my bumper appears shifted more to the driver's side than passenger overall... Is there much play in the bumper mount that I could correct this? What about "pushing" the bumper forward on both sides?
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I just googled spacers and holy crap, $150 for a 3/4" spacer...I'll have to play with the bumper left to right and see what I get. May just trim off the plastic trim a hair. Or embrace Rub City.
 

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I just googled spacers and holy crap, $150 for a 3/4" spacer...I'll have to play with the bumper left to right and see what I get. May just trim off the plastic trim a hair. Or embrace Rub City.
my local shop is charging me $250 to have 1/2 inch spacers installed. somewhat of a hard pill to swallow but i’ll feel extremely easy in the long run.
 

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If you have not done so already installing a 2.5" front level on it and you should be fine. Kits from MotoFab run about 60 and can be installed in about an hour if you know what you're doing. Or a suspension shop can do it for $250-300 with alignment.

This is how the PB sits with that kit installed and it'll have a very slight rake to the front.

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I have a Rough Country puck lift still in the box, I ordered in case these wheels wouldn't fit at ALL...I wanted to keep the stock height and if anything lower the rear (I have towing package...just remove block)

Was trying to keep MPG's up on this PB but my tires have already determined that's not happening LOL
 

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I have a Rough Country puck lift still in the box, I ordered in case these wheels wouldn't fit at ALL...I wanted to keep the stock height and if anything lower the rear (I have towing package...just remove block)

Was trying to keep MPG's up on this PB but my tires have already determined that's not happening LOL

I think I lost at best .5-1 mpg when I installed the 2.5" kit, but gained it back with the tonneau cover.

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Mine also has the Max Tow on it as well.
 
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How are you even rubbing with what seems like stock size ?
V3ry good question. Idk. The offset sticks it out just enough to kiss. Maybe the bumper is bent in a bit
 

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I think I lost at best .5-1 mpg when I installed the 2.5" kit, but gained it back with the tonneau cover.

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Mine also has the Max Tow on it as well.
I have a tonneau as well. Maybe it's the freezing cold but I haven't gotten good mpg since the tires. Maybe it's coincidence.
 

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MPG goes in the toilet on winter blend. To add to that the lithium battery efficiency also tanks in cold weather.

V3ry good question. Idk. The offset sticks it out just enough to kiss. Maybe the bumper is bent in a bit
This should fixt it.

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I would trim the plastic air dam if that’s all that’s rubbing. That is very easy to do, then you’re saving $300+. Just my .02!
 
 




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