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I posted this problem in another forum before I realized there was a forum specifically for 1st gen Frontiers. Anyway... I have a couple issues:

1. I've looked online, and even measured myself, but without the tire off the wheel I can't be certain of the backspace on the stock wheel. I think it's 5.5" but I'd love confirmation of this.

2. I bought some Cragar Soft 8s but the backspace is only 4" (wasn't thinking when I ordered them) so the tire is sticking out too far and hitting the fender flares when the wheel is cut. Even with the proper backspace I think these new General Grabber AT2 265/70/R15 tires are going to rub. Do they make a leveling kit for this truck? The rear sits a little higher than the front so I'd like to level it and get a few inches of clearance if possible. I've already checked the torsion bars and they were adjusted by the previous owner to fit the 31 x 10.5 Toyos on the truck now.

3. If there is no leveling kit and I have to do a BL or SL to get clearance can someone suggest a manufacturer and somewhere online I can purchase one or the other? From what I've read the SL is an easier install and looks much better but is way more expensive. The BL is cheaper but ugly and hard to install.

Sorry for all the questions but I've got $500 worth of tires and $200 worth of wheels that I can't put on the truck.

I did read the FAQ but figured I'd post my questions anyway.

Oh, if anyone has pictures of the same truck with a lift feel free to post 'em!

THANKS!
 

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If your truck sits higher in the rear you can still raise the front more via torsion bars to level it unless the previous owner did shackles or ad a leaf or some sort of lift for the rear.
Also, the 265/70 is actually slightly smaller then a 31" tall tire unless your 31s were worn enough to make a difference.

Look at your Upper control arm and check how much room you have untill you're hitting the drop bumpstop and like I said you your still have room to lift the front a little more to level it. Then, If I were you, I would just trim the fender flare so the tire does not rub... this is what I did when I first got my 265/75/16s.

Here is my truck with a 3" SL lift and 265/75/16s... I eventually took off the front pieces of my fender flares because I tore one off rubbing it against something.
 

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Also, the 265/70 is actually slightly smaller then a 31" tall tire unless your 31s were worn enough to make a difference.
They are slightly shorter but are almost 12" wide. Specs on the website said 10.7" only .2" wider than the Toyos. Thought I'd be okay.

I really think the proper backspace will correct the problem. I'm going to have one tire mounted on the stock wheel and see if it rubs. If it doesn't I'll search for wheels with the same backspace and sell the Cragars. I'm sure I can find someone who'll buy 'em.
 

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It just sounds like you need to get the sawzall/dremel/hammer out. I've used all 3 to make my 32 11.50s fit.
 

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X2^

... where are you located?
 
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