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Lift is installed and have to pull the trigger on some new treads tomorrow. Was going with the Nitto Terra 37X12.5X17 on 17X9 -12 offset wheels but I am a little worried I might have rubbing issues on the front fender/bumper. Seems in every search, anyone running 37's has the bilsteins. The 37's are only $20 more than the 35's so I would like to make them work. The Nitto's actually measure out 36.46". Anyone know if this setup will hit the fender or rub anywhere?
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I have a 6" RCX with Bilstein 5100 at 2.1" and rub slightly.

BUT I am running 37x13.50 on 20x10 wheels. So I honestly think you will be better off than me. I would get the Bilsteins just to be on the safe side. I think you would rub with 37s on a 6".

Plus Bilsteins will give you a better ride quality and also give you the ability to go higher when wanted/needed.
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you wont rub.......
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you wont rub....... his tires are only 12.5 wide he will be fine. few people are running this set up and have no issues. although i would run the bilsteins anyway
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Lift is installed and have to pull the trigger on some new treads tomorrow. Was going with the Nitto Terra 37X12.5X17 on 17X9 -12 offset wheels but I am a little worried I might have rubbing issues on the front fender/bumper. Seems in every search, anyone running 37's has the bilsteins. The 37's are only $20 more than the 35's so I would like to make them work. The Nitto's actually measure out 36.46". Anyone know if this setup will hit the fender or rub anywhere?
It will be close as it is 13.5" wide as per their site.
But I do strongly recommend Bilsteins either way.
The key offset to have zero rubbing is 0 offset on a 20x9 rim. Not many like this offset and choose to have a wider and more negative offset for a much better stance.
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Thank you all for the feedback. I think I will go with the 35's this time and take some measurements off of them. Perhaps 37's next time.
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Which tire you thinking about going with? If it is a Toyo or ProComp tire I'd be more than happy to get you a quote

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