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Does anyone know the best way to push the plastic fender cover back to keep tires from rubbibng it. I just put on 33's and the rub like crazy through turns.
 

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heat gun

i think there are some posts here or on the XOC site about it.

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i have yet to do it myself, But i have heard of people having success with a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the plastic up then push it back further.
 

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I agree with both the ones above. Thats what I did. Just be careful using the heat gun, you can melt the plastic completely. It is much easier to take your wheels off to do it.
 

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I just let it rub. :)

I tried the heat gun and even with letting it cool while holding it back, it eventually pops back, so I gave up.
 

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Note where it rubs, have a hammer ready and a source of heat, a Heat gun works best but can certainly be done with a Torch, just be careful to heat not melt, Anyways, you heat until if gets soft and take the hammer and push it back with the hammer. (The end of hammer, hold it by handle) Keep holding it until it cools, this will make it stay where you put it. Heat some more and do all of the area, let it cool each time.

When you are done. You may want to drill a hole and put a screw in it. If you do, put silicone on the screw and into the hole before you insert it.

That should take care of it. By the way the alignment will be off since you got new tires.
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Thanks for the info guys. One more stupid question, what is the XOC site?
You are better off not knowing.
 

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^^^ Lol.

You know I'm signed up on XOC too and I can't stand how you aren't given a "View Posts Since Last Visit" button. That thing is golden.

Anyway... you can fit 33"s on a non-lifted X?
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I've got the 3" Calmini lift and 295/75/r16's which are about 33.5". I got the fender liner pushed back a little but they still rub somtimes.
 

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Xterror said:
I've got the 3" Calmini lift and 295/75/r16's which are about 33.5". I got the fender liner pushed back a little but they still rub somtimes.
33.5" is a big tire and you are going to have trouble with rubs without a BL. The Calmini lift is at max 2.5" if not less. And that 2.5" is in the front only. The rear is less as the kit is more of a leveling kit.

Where is it rubbing? The fender, the frame, etc...?

Do you have a shrock front bumper?
 

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I put on the 2WD lift which is a half inch taller than the 4WD lift. It's rubbing the plastic inner fender. I want to get a BL too. Who makes the best one?
 

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Do you have a 2WD or 4WD.

Only AC makes a 3" BL.
 

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4WD, which has caused a problem with my UCA's hitting my coil buckets.
I'll check on that BL. Thanks. I'm begining to think I should have went with a different lift.
 

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Ah, now I see why you are having problems. Not to point out the obvious but the there is a reason why a 2WD lift is no meant for 4WD.
 

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Yeah, but I had to be greedy and get that little bit extra. Calmini told me it would work and to fix the problem I'd need to cut the lip off the UCA. I'm kind of scared to do this because I'm afraid of weakening the arm. I think I should have went with the coil lift instead of the spacers.
 
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