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Old 11-04-2011
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This TTB is killing me.

Well, I have my truck near level with spacers, the alignment is done and still has a month or so left for a realignment. My problem is the bumpstops.

I have plenty of tire clearence and it looks good, not quite as high as I would liek it, but bearable.

But since I can't get rid of my lift bug until I get it AT LEAST level, preferably a little taller up front. I'm wanting some springs.

Back to the bumpstops, when I did the spacers, i think it was like 3" of spacer total, I noticed I only have literally a finger tip to knuckle worth of clearence from my beams to bumpstops. It does bottom out on teh stops easy when flexing it up.

It's not as high as it should be stock the way I'm looking at it, I can't figure out why, before teh alignment after the spacers it was sitting like this \---/ as it should have been, the guy didn't mention anything about it being hard to align so I assume it has a lot of room left to play.

So I'm thinking of jsut doing the F150 coils I planned on doing, but I don't want to make it where it can't be aligned without all the drop brackets. I have plenty of room left to lift looking at the traction beams.

I've exhausted google and myself trying to find the best lift spring to use and still be alignable. Anyone have any ideas?

I will be doing the Rough Country 4" on top of what I have eventually, unless I can get it sitting the way I want cheap, as soon the tcase is in.

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Old 11-07-2011
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im confused on where you have the bump stops post some pictures

also the 150 coils are going to make it ride like a brick
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