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post #1 of 6 Old 03-26-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Body lift or coil spacers?

OK I have a 4.5 inch lift and just went to 40's, I did the trimming in the back, pinch seam etc, and moved the rear back 1" with new upper and lower control arms, in the front I went with 1.5 " spacers. The backs not bad, but I'm still getting a rub in the front. I have a set of 1" coil spacers on the bench, but I'm wondering if a 1" BL may be the way to go.

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Where are you rubbing in front?
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Seems right now I'm rubbing in the back of the wheel well opening, on the stock steps, I extended the stops so no hitting the frame.

I'm also going to post about cutting the area behind the wheel

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Any more input guys??

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Can you post pics of what you trimmed already? It'll help. Are you rubbing while turning or all the time? Some guys I've seen have to trim the frame on the front because they rub bad. My 37's rub with 4" BS at full turn

IMO I'd go with coil spacers. Almost everyone I've talked to in person that's done a body lift wishes they hadn't. Plus coil spacers are just so much easier to deal with IMO.

I'm running aluminum coil spacers from Rokmen. I had teraflex before, but they're polyurethane and were warped to the point that they did nothing after about 2 months. Check out Rokmen.com they're cheap and you can get them in 1/2" increments from 1/2" - 2.5"

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Really depends on exactly where your front tires are rubbing.

I have a 1.25" body lift and 6" Tereflex LCA

I still rub on the frame at full turn. But it doesn't bother me, its only a little. (42" tires on 4.5 back spaced rims, with 1.5" spacers)

Be a little more exact about what is rubbing, and what you want to accomplish.

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