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Old 02-06-2010, 05:40 PM
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4.5" DR lift

just finished installing my 4.5 DR lift with 35 toyo A/T, on 20" motometal rims

-when cranked hard to the left it does not rub..
-when cranked hard to the right, the passanger side tire rubs on the back of the leaf spring.

its so close.. what should i do? get some spacers? wait till i get my allignment done and see if that makes a differance?

also? All shocks front and rear get installed with the boot downwards correct? lol this is my first lift and have only lowered cars before! i just went boot down because thats the way you could read the "blisten"

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:30 PM
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I put mine on with the boot down.... but I left off the boots.

don't worry about the rubbing, that is all in the offset of your wheels. You can install a bump stop to keep your steering from going that far...

Did you use a torque wrench on everything?
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:28 PM
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what do you mean not worry about the rubbing? lol i need to be able to turn fully... my backspace is 4.75" and my offset is -18


everything is torqued and lock tight. execpt i didnt have a big enough tq wrench for the pitman arm bolt.. i think it needs 225lbs or something crazy(ps. everything will be rechecked as soon as i get my alignment)

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What I mean, is a lot of the trucks do rub on the leaf springs. Mine does, and a few of the local guys I know have the same issue. I just have not adjusted the bump stops to keep my steering from going that far. I wouldn't put wheel spacers on to deal with that.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:50 AM
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yea i know that lol but my truck already steers like an old soviet tank! try parking in vancouver and you;ll know what i mean!
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:04 AM
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well I will let you know when I get up there in 2 weeks..

The only way your going to get better steering is by swapping out your axles to an 05+ or buy a different truck...
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:23 PM
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coming to vancouver eh? haha i don't fit in some underground parking, i dont think you'll fit under some bridges LOL

so are you saying its not safe to run like 1/2" spacers?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:42 AM
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My Wife is from Abbotsford. Funny, about the parking garages, my truck at stock height wouldn't fit in some of them down here..

I don't think 1/2" of spacers is going to get you there anyways. It may even end up rubbing else ware. From what I have seen, a lot of guys are against wheel spacers. Might want to do a search on it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:02 PM
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tried to search but didnt find much.. but yea abby is a nice place, might buy my first house out there.
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