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Tires Rub ON My F-250 W/810

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Kason & Riley, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    My tires rub bad granted I have 305/70/17 MT/R. But they did not rub at all before 810 was installed. The tires are rubbing on the mount on the inside fender wall. I do not want to take the tires off, just got them a little over a month ago. Any ideas on what to do?

  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Take the 810 off and trade me for my western 8' ultra mount.
    that should lighten it up enough.
    I'll even deliver. :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:
  3. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Sorry just sold one. To buy the 810 tire rubber.lol
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    LOL, thats what I want to do. I just got a info. pack from Blizzard today. that got me wanting to switch, I would love to get one of them. I bet I could cut my per job time in half.
  5. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I hope it will save some time. See if your dealer will take in your western in on a trade.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    I was thinking of checking on that. or see what i could get out of it on E-bay.
  7. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Good luck with that. :)
  8. corkireland

    corkireland Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I know you like the larger Rubber, but would it not make sence to go with a smaller tire set for the Winter thatwon't rub and then enjoy the larger tires in the Summer? :rolleyes:
  9. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    not to sound like a smart a$$ but, i think you already know you either need smaller tires (which work better anyways) or lift/strengthen the front end..
  10. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    I have an 00 K2500 with timbens. I run 295/75R16 nitto's they rubbed when I put my 810 on. Like you I just bought them a month ago so there is no way I am buying newer smaller tires. So I ended up cutting a little out of my fenders and front bumber. If you do it right you most people would never know.
  11. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    What mount is it rubbing on? You might be able to put a spacre behind the tire.
  12. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Sounds like you need a lift kit, or smaller tires.
    I think runnin the 810 will make you more money then the tires will. Just remember to maintain that 12.5 " to the center of the alignment pins if you make a tire or suspension change.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
  13. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    What year and engine is in your 250?
    I have a 2000 350 PSD with "X" code springs and it had 305's when I bought it, and it has plenty of clearance, but I am also only running a 8' Western. Maybe a set of "X" code 350 springs would help you, but that depends on what year your truck is and your current springs. DO NOT space the wheels out farther, this will only exaggerate the stresses on your wheel bearings, etc. and cause things to wear out faster. The easiest solution is to run a smaller set of tires for winter, besides 305/70's are rather wide for plowing IMO, but they do look good.
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I agree, theres not much else you can do.
  15. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    It is hitting the new plow mount. The plow mount comes in on angle and attaches to the frame, close to my springs. I put the tires on for the snow. When I say rubbing thats not totally correct its taking chucks of rubber out of the tires. Do I put a stop payment on the check until we get this resolved?
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
  16. KenG

    KenG Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 100

    Are they rubbing only when the wheels are turned to full-lock? If so, you may be able to limit the steering travel. I am not farmiliar with the axle on a 2005 Superduty, so I don't know if it has steering-stops on the knuckles. If it does, you may be able to space them out a little. Obviously, you'd add to the turning radius of the truck doing this, but it's better than chunking tires.
  17. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Thanks I'll check that out.
  18. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    They put the wrong mount on my truck. Their going to put the new mount on soon.

    Thank you guy's for your time.
  19. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I hope thay are going to replace the tire too.
  20. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Take a photo of the issue, I would like to see what you are describing. I have a customer with the same issue on his 05'.