Thread: 18x9 vs 18x10
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:47 AM
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I actually didn't have to trim at all. I first took the plastic trim pieces on the back of the fender off and then drilled 4 holes in the plastic fender liner and looped nylon zip ties through them back to a hole in the frame. That was all I needed to do to stop the rubbing. If you only run the 18x9's you can probably get away with that same solution. If you have more of a problem I've seen guys using heat guns to melt the plastic back to stop the rubbing or doing that combined with folding over that metal tab that sticks out.

The thing you have to remember too is that different tires all have different profiles as well and might stick out further in some areas. Your alignment also plays into it. Really what you'd need to do is get your wheels and tires on your truck and find out where you're rubbing and go from there. But no matter what width you choose you will be able to remove any rubbing. So you're pretty much set.

Honestly, I'd go for the 18x10's to have a slightly deeper lip. I somewhat regret not going for that myself.
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