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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 08:17 PM
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I have done so much to the body I have no idea what stock clearances are. Anything is possible with enough hammer work welding and bondo.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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They fit with no mods on the passenger side. On the drivers side I have to center the wheel in the opening and the roll the lip it looks like.

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Eastwood Tool

Eastwood makes a nice tool to roll the lips. Bolts on to the wheel flange.
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Just to add to the confusion, brand of the tire can make a huge difference. I had a Sumitomo 255 tire mounted on an 8 inch rim to do some clearance testing on the front end. I currently have some 245 Nexens on front. Surprise! The supposedly wider Sumitomo's aren't. The Nexen's seem to be closer to manufacturers specs. I wouldn't have been too surprised if they had been about the same width but to be a totally size diff in other direction was something else.
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Originally Posted by Oldhenry1 View Post
Eastwood makes a nice tool to roll the lips. Bolts on to the wheel flange.
Check ebay for that wheel lip tool, a bunch cheaper and some of the ebay fender lip rollers are identical to the Eastwood tool.


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