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Tire rubbing conundrum finally fixed...

JJSnell

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(There are a few areas I could have posted this in so if this fits better in, Show and Tell Photos or whatever, please move Admin)

(2022, Plat 20" Hancook AT2 275/60/20)

So, many have complained about stock tires\rims, rubbing on stock height trucks and a couple weeks ago I made an adjustment, that stopped one area of rubbing, but still one persisted.

Here is what I did a couple weeks ago. Closed the 1.25" gap at the front of the wheelwell with a zip tie.
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And here is what I did today after I heard more tire rubbing backing out of the driveway and making a sharp turn. I drilled tiny holes in the wheelwell liner for the zip tie to go through.

On the passenger side I drilled a hole and looped through a little opening that was already there.

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Then on the drivers side, I drilled the same hole in the liner and looped under the little mounted plug.

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I was able to pull the liner back about 1.75"-2.00" on both sides.

This is very embarrassing to Zip Tie fixes on an $80,000 truck. I can understand if I had adjusted height, or replaced with aftermarket rims and tires, but everything is stock and I know others are complaining as well.

I have tested this and for the first time since owning my truck, I have NO tire rubbing on the truck.
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Total time to fix, 5-10 minutes.
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Mine rubbed when in reverse steering wheel hard right. Inner inner wheel well/slash guard was the culprit. Zip tied pulling it away from tire closer to frame fixed. ZIP tie on an 80k truck. Ford come on!!!!
 

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I really want molded plastic wheel well liners for the front. I wasn't a fan of the compacted rodent fur at any point, but after Texas started putting out salt, I am now worried about it holding onto corrosive salt and quietly eating away at metal that I am fond of. I'm also a bit skeptical of cleaning packed clay off of it vs smooth plastic.
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