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I have a 2009 Ford F150 2wd. I added a 2 1/2 leveling kit with 34 in tires and 20 wheels. When I turn it makes a sound like its rubbing. I eventually took it to a brake service center and was told that when I turn the abs or breaks are engaging. The gentleman told me that the electronics are reading the tires wrong because of the size and the noise I hear is the brakes engaging an slowing me down. Is there anything that I could do to fix this problem rather then removing the leveling kit and buying smaller tires. Please help, this noise is frustrating and dangerous.

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First check its not the tyres rubbing on the mudflaps/wheelarch.or even the inner wing(fender)YOU NEED TO GET SOMEONE TO TURN THE WHEEL HARD OVER WHEN YOUR UNDER THE CAR TO SEE WHATS TOUCHING.......the abs/electronics is just garage ********......

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  • ntlovat Sep 28, 2010

    So I had 3 different places check the tires. we even marked the inner wheel well and other areas with white chalk and nothing came up. When I turn, I physically feel the trucks brakes engage. It slows me down quit a bit.

  • geoff hunter Sep 28, 2010

    look at the brake hoses,are they stretched at all.also if the front of the car is off the ground when you check, can you turn the wheels or is it the size of the tyres that makes you "feel"the brakes are ON.because wide tyres have a LOT more road touching the rubber....this will show in lots more tyre wear than NORMAL,and feel like the brakes are on...again, get the car up off the ground and look for the obvious......

  • ntlovat Sep 28, 2010

    have done that. I actually bought a really narrow tire for that reson....

  • geoff hunter Sep 28, 2010

    one thing comes to mind if tyre bigger/thinner are they losing grip causing the abs/tcs to engage.....that would really use the brakes without you touching the pedal..

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