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Old 01-08-2008, 03:50 PM
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lift and tires fitting

i just ordered a fabtech 8" 4 link system for my truck i also ordered a 2.5 inch spacer that i was going stack on top of it i have the super swamper trxus sts tires 39.5x15 and mazzi hulk 755 20x12 wheels im a little nervous that it wont fit with the 12" wide wheels what do yall think
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:33 PM
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Nice choice on the fabtech 8" four link,, When you say 2.5 spacer, I assume youre talking about wheel spacer? IMO I would have gone with a bit more narrow rim, you may have some rubbing issues.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:51 PM
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No, I actually think he is talking about a 2.5" spacer that the 05s and up use to level their trucks since they have coil springs up front.

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Old 01-09-2008, 05:34 AM
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Yeea moons got it total of 10.5 inches of lift what do yall think
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:48 AM
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if you run the spacer on top of your coils your going to have play in your steering wheel
ive got that problem my self right now. fabtec has a ten inch kit rock krawler sell a 12 inch kit or get a kelderman lift 12 to 14 inch. im running 38/15.50/20 on 11 inch wheels with no spacer good luck with you truck its going to look great
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:52 AM
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hm when you ordered the fabtech kit you didn't opt for the coilover version with the 4.0 Dirt Logics? if you did that spacer wont work... i think no matter how high you go you might rub depending on the offset of the wheel... i would think you would have a more possibility of hitting the 4 links instead of your fenders....
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:12 AM
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I didn't get the coulovers because that kit was like 5 grand so I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens. How bad is your steering and did you get a steering stabilizer
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i have about an inchor two of play doen't sound like much. but when you put big tires on there going to road walk any ways. it becomes a constant steering pain in the a@@ !!!!!!!
and if your pulling a trailer its like going on a bull ride. when i had it done i didnt no they where stack kits. i just found out yesterday what my problem was. after three alignments
talk to the 4wheel drive store that did my lift yesterday and the company that made my lift kit say they never made my size lift ? someone will have to pay to fixs hopefully not me
it sucks to have a new truck that drives like it 20 years old {dont do it }
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:14 AM
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So did you get it all worked out and no more steering problems or is it still messed up
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:26 PM
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I personally dont have a steering stablizer, and I dont experience any bump steer issues, the truck steers really well and the ride quality is good. I wouldnt stack a spacer, Just my opinion, go with a bigger lift if you wanna run bigger tires, its just safer and will handle better.
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