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does anyone make a 1 inch spacer for the front coil springs for a '01 off-road? if so would i need to buy longer shocks? i just put on 305/70/R16's pro-comp M/T's on 16X10 A/E 589's and the front inside tire rubs just slightly when flexing the suspension and turning the wheels all the way. i dont wanna put on an entire lift kit so im hoping i can just add the spacer and not have any rubbing, if not i can live with it. any help would be great.
 

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Superlift makes a 3/4 inch spacer which is designed to level the truck from side to side. I guess there are sometimes issues after a lift with the truck not being level.
 

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WELL, MY TRUCK (2001 OFF ROAD)IS LEANS TO THE DRIVER SIDE. I MEASURED AND IT'S ABOUT 1" LOWER. IT WAS MEASURED PRIOR TO LIFTING IT. IT REALLY IS ONLY IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK RATHER THAN THE FRONT. I WAS THING OF BUYING SOME ROADMASTER ACTIVE SUSPENSION SPRINGS. ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS.
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EVJ
 

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after putting on 33's i noticed that the front drivers side tire rubs a hair, but not the left one, so i guess mine leans a little too.
 

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HEY! ALL YOU LEANERS!!! HAHAHA Couldn't resist!!!!
What do you say about putting a spacer on a coil from a lift and not stock? Would that be better than putting on a Body lift??
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it might be, but the spacer would only lift the front 2 inches (if you go with the daystar spaers) and the rear would stay the same height. that probably wouldnt matter though because you rarely have problems clearing tires in the rear, its the front that gives you trouble. the cheapest ive found the daystar spacers was for $160, more money than a body lift, but im sure its alot easier to install.
 

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YEah, not to mention you can double up on blocks in back if you haven't already!! Hmmmmmmm - possible future plans!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">

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Anyone thats interested in the Daystar spacers... I can get them directly from Daystar, so for $145 (plus tax if your in CA) email me if your interested.
 

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how much do the rough country ones cost and are they as nice as the daystars. im looking to buy something very soon so any info would be great
 

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Canyonero, remember I basically tried the same setup with my truck that you did. My local 4x4 shop told me that there is no such thing as a one inch coil spacer. I wanted just a 1" spacer as well to clear my wheels up front. DayStar only makes 2" coil spacers and up. Do you think these trucks would still look good with that extra 2" of space under the fenderwell running 33's???? I would rather not go up to 35's, but don't want the off-road to look like it's rolling on doghnuts. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
 

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my 2500 started with tons of clearance, then i put the 2" spacers in. I could prob fit 35-36's without problem. right now im running 33's and it looks great.
 

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well the 33's i have now rub up front when i do any offroading, so im gonna need that 2 inches to clear everything. im gonna talk to a couple shops arpund here and see what they say.
 

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I put Rough country 2inch coil spacer on my 2 wheel drive Ram 1500 and it was a pain in the butt. I dont know if it would be alot easier on a 4x4 because its an axle not a A arm but if you dont have the right spring compression tools to fit the new spacer in good luck. i also had to take a saw to my front bump stops because one of the joints was almost touching the metal above the bump stop. I was afraid if i didnt remove it i would get some great sound of metal bending and grinding.
 

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it only took me an hour to put my Daystar spacers in. Most of the time was spent on getting the lugs off. The alignment shop wrenched them down!!! I used a torque wrench to measure and it was clicking when I had it set at 220 ft/lbs!!!!! Other than that, the installation was pretty simple. (4x4)
 

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here it goes... (daystar spacers)
Measure height or wheel wells
1. Jack up truck
2. Remove tires
3. Drop front axle
4. Unbolt sway bar if doing 1 side at a time (I recommend)
5. Unbolt lower shock mounts (1 bolt)
6. Unbolt upper shock mounts (3 bolts, 2 from wheel well, 1 from engine compartment)
7. Put spacer up in place, but leave shocks unbolted for now. (makes it easier to work the spring back in)
8. Once spring is located in correct place bolt everything together in backwards sequence.

Measure wheel wells again. I got 2". Passenger side was a little tougher than driver.

I think I have instruction sheet still if Jason wants to post it.
 
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