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When I was going downhill at about 55 mph, I heard what may have been tyre rubbing. It was an intermittent low-pitched hum, and occurred when I accelerated, but stopped when I released the cruise control. This may have been on account of the acoustics, but it made me a bit nervous.

The only unusual signs of wear that I saw were on the passenger's side front tyre. The pattern that I saw were notches, about a centimetre or less, on the left side of the treads.

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The mechanic said that it was likely that whatever it was that I boxed in was likely the culprit and suggested modifying it (I forget the specifics). However, I do not want to undermine the structural integrity of the truck.

Here is what I am trying to figure out:

1) How likely is it that the wear patterns was caused by something else, and that the noise is something else?
2) If I leave things as they are, what are the downside risks?
3) If there is rubbing going on, what would you advise doing about it?

Thanks for your input on this matter.
 

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Unless you were going 55 mph downhill with the wheels turned all the way to the right, the noise was something else. The part you have marked is the body mount and it can be modded if you do have rubbing issues.
I'll see if I hear the same noises when going straight and downhill.

Either way, how much do you think such a modification would cost?
 

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I spoke to the mechanic at the local shop (not the one who did the lift); he advised against it because it would make the frame weaker. However, that is what the mechanic who actually did the lift suggested, as did others in this thread. How can I get a definitive answer on this matter?
 

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Since you are idiot savant, why don't your try to figure out how much of a possibility there would be for the front of your truck collapsing, because you trimmed 10% off of the metal, from one of the dozen or so places where your body is mounted to the frame?
I wish I was; really, but I don't know much about automobiles. Also, where the structural integrity of something expensive that regularly goes 100kph is concerned, forgive me for wanting something more definitive than a layman's "common sense".

The local mechanic works for a company that regularly modifies offroad vehicles, so at the very least, I should not disregard the advice entirely. I was also quoted a price earlier by the owner of the shop to do the welding, so he had an incentive to say the opposite.
 
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