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Old 08-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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what else besides the spacers

2005 Sport 4.0 auto

The PO put 32x11.5s with a spacer lift. Not sure if its 2 or 2.5.

The bushings on the shocks were completely worn out and I had squeaking and metal on metal sound . My shop guy said he thinks the shocks were the wrong size. Long story short I just replaced them with ones for a 2 to 2.5 inch lift.

The PO also installed wheel spacers that were not wheel centric. I replaced these with spidertrax 1.25 that are wheel and hub centric.

Question is, is there anything else I should look for that may be wrong r should have been done on a spacer lift?

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Glad you got correct length shocks for the lift, thats important. I think thats it though! You should be all set now.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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So with that size wheels and lift there is no need for gearing changes and all the other things people have to do with 33's and a 4 inch lift?
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So with that size wheels and lift there is no need for gearing changes and all the other things people have to do with 33's and a 4 inch lift?
Oops my bad, Repost, see next post
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And technically, you would want lower gearing with 32" tires, but its fine if you have no problems now . If you go to 33"+ then i would thibk about regearing, but for now you are probably fine. Check the metal tag on your differential. What is your current gearing?
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3.73. What happens if I just leave it at that?
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3.73. What happens if I just leave it at that?
Nothing really, just slower acceleration and slightly less torque. Doesn't matter too much on an automatic because it won't wear out the clutch like a manual. 3.73 is perfectly fine with 31-32" tires

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