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New guy, know nothing about lifts.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by phnominon, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Jul 18, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    I know it is lifted, but have no idea with what or even where to look to see if I need anything. Nothing under it is shiny or bright colored like the stuff I see posted here. Also, I noticed the space between the arm and the tire is tight, like can't fit a finger in-between them tight. Tried taking some pictures. I am assuming I might need a spacer of some sort or offset rims? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    Welcome from CO. Looks like a spacer lift. This guy right here:

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  3. Jul 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    You have a spacer lift. The spacer is what is circled in red here:

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    If the tire is rubbing, you have a few options. You could use wheel spacers to give you some extra room. You could change the wheels to a lower offset wheel to give you more room. Or you could downsize the tires.
     
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    Looks like an above-the-coil spacer lift, maybe a 3” lift total given its thickness? Hard to tell by looking at the photo. Spacer lifts are OK for street driving. I could be wrong, but I think the in-coil spacers tend to lessen the risk over-extending the control arm assembly, which can result in the coil springs smacking the upper ball joints. By “in-coil,” I mean that the spacer itself is wedged in between the top of the coil spring and the bottom of the top plate.

    If you want to take your truck off-road, you might be better off replacing that front setup with a coilover that provides comparable lift.

    As for the tires being close to the upper control arm, that’s usually the case with wider tires and wheels with stock offset (usually around +55mm to +60mm). Wheel spacers can help with that along with aftermarket wheels with less positive offset (+18 to +35, for example).
     
  5. Jul 18, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    Welcome from CA. It looks like you have 305/65R18's. With stock wheels you are better off with 295's or narrower. Options would be wheels spacers or aftermarket wheels. When switching wheels to something with a lower offset you increase the chance of rubbing.
     
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  6. Jul 23, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    Thanks all, it sees some very light offroading, mostly hunting trails here in upstate NY. I did just get back from woods, sorry for the delay. I really appreciate everyone's insight. Since it does not quite rub, there are no marks on the tires, am I ok with just running as is for now and then when a tire change is needed get some 295's, or is there a reason to do it sooner. Unless some offset rims fall into my lap, I don't intend on changing those.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2018 at 2:07 PM
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    There seems to be enough space to where you can keep the tires for now. Nothing that you do, even off roading will cause the tire to move any closer to the UCA to make it rub. Assuming you keep the same or similar tire pressure, but even that would not cause a huge lateral movement.
     
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  8. Jul 23, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    @Boerseun Thanks! Eases my mind a little.
     

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