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Anyone have advice about how to get 31/10.5/15 size tires with 2in spacers all the way around to stop rubbing. Already have 3in lift spindles and longer coil springs up front and axle flip kit and 2in shackles in back so about 5 in total lift. Have trimmed as much as I would like without guidance of someone who has done it already. And I'm also curious if anyone also know if there is a way to get the front end to lift one more inch and level me off a little better and that little bit of clearance needed for the tires as well or if I have to just cut more off and deal with the rack it has
 

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There are no ways I know of to give a 2wd only an extra inch maybe somebody else has an idea. If you could provide picture of where its rubbing or try to describe it. You might also look into making custom spacers for your ball joints. Not sure how good that would work.
 

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It rubs in the lower back fender well up against the fire wall only at almost full lock so miniscule. I'm more concerned about how important that bolt it the bottom corner next to the break line about 4 inches away from the s10 badge on the inside of the fender is and can I afford to lose it
 

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I've got 33" on mine. I have and axle flip kit, 3 1/2" lift springs, 3" lift spindles, 3" body lift. I also trimmed the bottom rear of the fenders. I only get a scrub when I have the wheel turned and hit a pot hole hard and not must of a scrub them. This picture is before I added my bumper.
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3 1/2" lift springs? Your suspension angles and ball joints must hate you.
 

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@Bad Rat 414 with using the combo of the 3" spindles, 3" springs and UCA's what is the total height that was achieved? I am looking at a 2002 S10 for my daughter and she ran across the pic of yours and likes it. I have more questions if your up to it. Thank you in advance.
 

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Where do you want the height measurement taken at? My springs at 3 1/2" lift not 3" The left is 3 1/2" the center and right are 3".
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What I was trying to ask is, with the combination of 3" springs, 3" spindles, and UCA's what was the total height increase from stock? For example, does the 3' springs and 3" spindles give you 6" of lift and then add a 3" body lift for a grand total of 9"? I am also assuming that the UCA's did not add to a height increase just corrected the suspension geometry correct?
 

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You are correct. I wanted to know where you want me to take my height measurement at for the height. I don't know what it was stock because I had it lowered it 3" before I raised it.
 

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I see. Ground to the center of the front fender would be great. You wouldn’t happen to have the part numbers that you used for airbags.com parts would you? I think I identified most of the correct parts but would like to verify. If not no biggie.
 

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I'll measure my height tomorrow and get back to you..I looked at Air Bag It and didn't see the parts I used. They have 2" lift spindles but I didn't see 3". You can find them on Ebay. Contact Air Bag It and tell them you want 3 1/2" lift springs for your S10. I want to make this clear. This was no walk in the park. Getting the springs in was a * and I work on trucks for a living. If you decide to do it I will give you some installation tips and tricks. Let me know if you need any information. Also about the axle flip kit. If I was going to do it again I wouldn't get one. After I installed the flip kit I ended up using the stock shackles. The ones that came with the kit were way to tall. I would just get taller shackles.
 

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Okay thank you for the info and the insight. I will keep the flip kit recommendation in mind. I've been able to find 3" spindles through ebay but everything else i can find is mainly 2". That's why i'm trying to figure out how to calculate total height when combining various components and cost of all of this before this truck gets sold and all of this effort is for not. any way, thank you again for all of your help.
 

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Okay thank you for the info and the insight. I will keep the flip kit recommendation in mind. I've been able to find 3" spindles through ebay but everything else i can find is mainly 2". That's why i'm trying to figure out how to calculate total height when combining various components and cost of all of this before this truck gets sold and all of this effort is for not. any way, thank you again for all of your help.
The clearance at the top of the fender opening is 38 1/2". I never could find a 3" body lift for my '98, so I used a 3"from an older year from eBay. It worked fine.
 

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Okay thank you. The truck I am looking at measures at approx. 27" from the ground to the fender. I forgot to add in for tire height as I was so wrapped up in making sure I enough lift to clear the tires. So it sounds like the spindle and spring together were about 3" total + 3" for body for a total of 6" and the 33'' tire gives about another 3'' for 9"-10" total lift. I really appreciate your help with all of this information. If we decide to buy the truck for her, I will for sure reach back out to you for the tips and tricks. Thank you again!
 

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Okay thank you. The truck I am looking at measures at approx. 27" from the ground to the fender. I forgot to add in for tire height as I was so wrapped up in making sure I enough lift to clear the tires. So it sounds like the spindle and spring together were about 3" total + 3" for body for a total of 6" and the 33'' tire gives about another 3'' for 9"-10" total lift. I really appreciate your help with all of this information. If we decide to buy the truck for her, I will for sure reach back out to you for the tips and tricks. Thank you again!
Good luck. I'm here if you need more info.
 
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