I want to do the same only with bigger tires and rims. Any suggestions?
In order to get NO rubbing for any scenario (bumps, lock-to-lock, etc.), I actually shaved through the entire pinch weld and then came back a TIG welded a new bead.I second that, I have left extensive detail as well. After installing 265/70 BFG A/T's I needed to grind 75% of pinch weld in the travel area of the tire, I actually modified the mud flaps by cutting out the inner lining of them so they are actually not as thick and managed to get them back on with the new tires and lift installed.
No. It's a pinch weld. I hope to God Honda doesn't stake the rigidity of the truck on pinch welds.shaving off 75% seems like a lot.....will that affect the trucks strength or rigidity at all?
No need to do any grinding in the rear. My Ridgeline likes to downshift a little more when going up hills on the highway since I put larger tires on. No big deal though!Thanks for the help guys! Sorry for a topic thats been somewhat repetitive...I just wanna make sure I'm doing the right thing. I don't need to do any mods or grinding in rear do I? Also, for you guys running the 265's have you noticed any transmission shifting changes or change in ride(floating) because of the large tires?
I did end up grinding down almost all of the pinch weld where the tire rubs and then some.
Don't have TIG weld, so I just used wire feed and did some good size tack welds and grinded down to have nice smooth surface.
Had some left over teflon paint from my wheel project which is almost identical and put on a quick coat so I dont have any exposed metal. not that it rains in southern cali. but just to be sure.
It still rubs when I turn and hit a driveway. Even thought its the plastic and nothing behind it, I still dont like it.
To tell you the truth I wish I would have gone 265/65/17.
but I sure do like the look of 70 series.