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Old 10-09-2007
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and one other thing, are your shocks stock length replacements?
if you really wanted to, you could just get the coils or coil spacers, but i would get an alignment afterwards.
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Daniel, you have a 2.3L...it makes a difference between a 2.3 & a 4.0 after the supension settles and how much his springs are currently sagging...you have a 1" spacer, so it's gonna lift yours about 2" inches...What were your before and after measurements? You can claim that your springs were sagging pretty poorly, but they may not have been as bad. It appears as if you almost over-corrected your "saggy spring" problem by lifting it too much resulting in a positive camber.


I am not saying that you will NOT need an alignment. I am vouching that if done correctly to the OEM height, he can bring his truck's nose back to the original with coil spacer adjustments without the camber bushings or going to an alignment shop. I did not use factory or aftermarket spacers, so I had more tunability when I did mine. When I go home later today, I will measure the amount of spacer I used and report back (I will also try to borrow a friend's digicam as well...).
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Originally Posted by 5speedin2.3
take pete's advice if you like buying new tires becuase they wear out super fast.
No hard feelings, Daniel? (not sarcastically...)


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Obviously if you go an put 3" of spacer in there, you are going to have problems.
Alignment will get hairy at that point, just as it will with 2" lift coils to even out the nose of the truck with the rear that sits 2" higher from factory. Just don't overdo your spacers height...

Thomas & Daniel, what are the current distances between your fender and center hubs on your wheels (trucks vary with tire sizes)?
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