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Old 11-01-2010, 06:23 PM
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Looking to add 1"-ish to my 6" lift

Im running a "6.5" pro comp full spring kit on my 03, with 36x15.5x20 tires mounted on 20x10 rims.

The reason for wanting that little bit of added clearance is the tires are rubbing the leafsprings at full crank, so i want to add spacers. However, with the new 05/07 front end i put on, the tires rub the bumper if i hit a good bump.

Long story short, i guess im just trying to add 1"ish of height so i can go another 1"ish wider to get rid of leafspring rub, while at the same time not contributing to my bumper rub.

any cheap/easy suggestions? If need be, i wouldnt even mind adding an extra 1/2" in the rear (so, 1.5" in the rear) to even it out a bit more.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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Would it hit the fenderwells if you add spacers? if not and you dont want to lift it any you can space the bumper out. Just add washers to space it out so it wont rub. Not sure if youll be able to space it out far enough though. If not you could trim the bumper.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:33 PM
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Would it hit the fenderwells if you add spacers? if not and you dont want to lift it any you can space the bumper out. Just add washers to space it out so it wont rub. Not sure if youll be able to space it out far enough though. If not you could trim the bumper.
no, i dont rub the wells at all, its the bottom corner of the bumper that gives me trouble.

I would MUCH rather just trim the bumper, but all i have with me at school i could trim with would be my dewalt grinder. My main concern in doing this is damaging the bumper and causing peeling or something. The deicer they use here on campus is pretty nasty....

And im not rubbing the leafsprings very badly, I can almost get full crank. Its not like im having issues turning or anything, rather just me being OCD about rubbing the springs sometimes.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:40 PM
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I doubt that going any higher would help your spring issue...your axel will stay the same in relation to your springs. I had the same issue with my truck...just got used to it and knew how far I could crank it. LOL
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:41 PM
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I feel you on the rubbing the springs. Last year i had 35s and a leveling kit and they rubbed like h*ll so I bought spacers, rubbed inner fender well and bumper. I couldnt space it out cause of the winch. Well I am putting a lift back on this week and went with a more offset wheel instead of spacers. If it rubs the bumper then I am going to space it out.

To me that seems like the cheapest way and it might work unless you just want to add more height. Where are you in school at? Come to the college thread and someone might be near who can help you out.
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