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So, I own a set (4) of Fifteen52 Traverse MX/225/65 wheels with BF Goodrich Trail/Terrain tires. I've had them since last November (when I first got my Taos). They have not been installed 'cos of issues with rubbing. Want to inquire here (Taos Forums) if a viable (rub-free) method to install them exists. I'd prefer the cost was ≤ $2000.
 

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Yeah the answer to solve will depend if it’s rubbing when
  • Turning (hitting against frame rails, inside the wheel well
  • Hitting the suspension/struts
  • During suspension articulation (off-road)
  • Wheel are arches (outside edge of the car)
I’m any case it’s usually resolved with spacers or a lift. Could be $150-600 in parts depending.

do you have any photos?
 

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Yeah the answer to solve will depend if it’s rubbing when
  • Turning (hitting against frame rails, inside the wheel well
  • Hitting the suspension/struts
  • During suspension articulation (off-road)
  • Wheel are arches (outside edge of the car)
I’m any case it’s usually resolved with spacers or a lift. Could be $150-600 in parts depending.

do you have any photos?
So I could very easily take some photos, I'm just really excited that this 12 month long ordeal is finally looking like it'll be solved. I purchased the wheels and tires at the same time I took ownership of my Taos (4th of November 2021). The initial "solution" provided by the dealership was installing a set of coilovers that actually made the rubbing significantly worse than when the wheels and tires were just put on the stock suspension. And until just the last few weeks it's been dead-end after brick wall trying to get it sorted.

All that said, I will take a couple of photos in the morning (my vehicle and the wheel/tire combo) - I might just get quite lucky with this and actually have them on for winter properly arrives here.
 

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So I could very easily take some photos, I'm just really excited that this 12 month long ordeal is finally looking like it'll be solved. I purchased the wheels and tires at the same time I took ownership of my Taos (4th of November 2021). The initial "solution" provided by the dealership was installing a set of coilovers that actually made the rubbing significantly worse than when the wheels and tires were just put on the stock suspension. And until just the last few weeks it's been dead-end after brick wall trying to get it sorted.

All that said, I will take a couple of photos in the morning (my vehicle and the wheel/tire combo) - I might just get quite lucky with this and actually have them on for winter properly arrives here.
Yo! Would love to hear how this turned out - exact size of wheels (diameter and width) and the tires you used. Cheers!
 

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They're BF Goodrich Trail Terrain TAs. I've only just ordered the parts from B2BFAB. I will be sure to post photos once I actually have them installed. Meanwhile, here they are sitting in a closet...
Thank you! I can't quite make it out in the pic, but the tires look like 225/65/R17, yes? And what parts from B2BFAB. I was going to go with the same size wheels/tires (maybe 215/65/R17 to reduce tire width) but only the H&R raising springs (and hopefully the wheel offset at 1cm less would push the tires out enough to look better and avoid rubbing).
 

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The 225/65-17 is a great tire size with lots of options but it does give some contact stock or lifted. The majority of rubbing is on the inner/lower fender liner mounting stud. With this removed there is only slight rubbing at the back edge of the fender liner.
 

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The 225/65-17 is a great tire size with lots of options but it does give some contact stock or lifted. The majority of rubbing is on the inner/lower fender liner mounting stud. With this removed there is only slight rubbing at the back edge of the fender liner.
@B2BFAB thanks so much for your comment! Been checking out your options too. So would going down in tire width like I mentioned in my post, to 215/65/17, and on a lower offset wheel(yes 17 to get more sidewall), at +35et vs stock at +45, avoid rubbing with or without a lift?
 
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