Bigger tires with mud flaps?

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    Just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question. I'm installing the Fox 2.0 suspension setup along with BDS intrusion beams in order to run the 32.8" tires I have on some aftermarket wheels. If I got some Rokblokz or other similar mud flaps, will the tires rub on them? It seems a little counter productive to do intrusion beams to eliminate rubbing then add mud flaps and possible create rubbing. Some pics would be greatly helpful too. Thanks.
     
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    Here are my 285/70R17 tires on stock Sport/FX4 wheels with a 1.5" spacer. They JUST clear the mudflaps, like, they brush them a little full lock turning into a driveway sometimes. If you run a less aggressive offset, you'll be fine. Others seem to have excellent luck with a 1" spacer instead of a 1.5"

    These are the RokBlokz XL, by the way.
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    @Trey1940 thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for. Have you noticed any rock chips down the sides of your Ranger from the tires? Or do you feel that the XL Rokblokz really protect the paint well?
     
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    I have Conti 265/70 R17 on Fuel Shok wheels 20mm offset. 2" level and they rub the Weathertech molded mud flaps pretty bad.

    Thinking bout taking a chunk out of them that sticks out over the rear intrusion bar. Was hoping it would just wear away lol.
     
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    I have one little rock chip on my bed side right behind the cab, but the RokBlokz would have to be touching the ground to keep something from flying all the way back there. They keeps all of the big stuff off the truck, and sand/mud spray doesn’t start until midway down the drivers door.

    I also have Bushwacker trail armor rocker panels though, so anything the RokBlokz miss just hits those.
     
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