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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2018, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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37's rubbing control arms

Hey guys I have 37x12.5 tires on a 17x9 rim I have a long arm lift that has a slight bend in the LCA for tire clearance

The tire rubs the control arm and it can be super frustrating when backing in trailers, off-roading or even pulling into a parking spot straight...


I honestly am unsure how to get the wheel to stick out more aside from using a wheel spacer, is there a certain amount of back spacing you need to run? Or is the rubbing part of putting part tires on a truck?


What are you guys running for tires and rims? Any rubbing?

Local tire shop says to put smaller tires on, and everyone else I ask say just to deal with not being able to turn full lock


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Long arm kits need 4.5 backspacing.
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Agree with Rhino, 4.5" backspacing is the sweet spot with long arms I've found as well.
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Right on, thanks guys

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No problem. I tried running 5.75 with 37s on my truck with 3 different brands of long arms, they all rubbed.


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Just test fit a 4.5 backspace rim and it clears.
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