Got a 96 ford 250 crew cab short bed 4x4 diesel and I have got 265 75 16 on it and when I turn the wheel to the left the driver front tire hits the bumper but the other front tire doesn't do that and it only does it when u turn the wheel to the left though what could that be I don't want to blow a tire out please any idea will help thanks
That doesn't sound normal to me, not with 265/75s. They're actually about 1/10" SMALLER in diameter than the stock 235/85s. No way they should be hitting the bumper. How much clearance do you have on the other side when you turn the wheel?
The stock springs have a negative arch in them so they look like they are sagging. Check the distance between the bump stop and the spring pack. If it is less than a inch you may have spring sag. As for where to get new ones, good luck. Check around your area if you have a spring shop that could build them for you or re-arch the old ones. Also check your shocks. If they have over 50K miles on them they may need to be replaced.
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xwhatever on a spring problem. My '97 has had 265s on the stock wheels since about 20k miles and it has 198k on it now. They have never been close to rubbing. Anything bigger would be a problem, but not this size.
The off road package I think is different. My springs were straight with very little if any sag. If there is a heavy duty truck shop near you they may be able to re-arch them. If not maybe a set of helpers. Could also be TTB bushings or radius arm bushings or an alignment issue. Shimming the bumper is IMHO not a solution unless everything else checks out.
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