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Old 11-12-2018, 10:19 PM
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New larger Tires, would spacers help

What up folks,
I was not sure where to ask this, so I figured it was a tire/spacers question so why not here..
I put Coopers AT 265/70/18 on my Sahara Factory Rims. I am coming from stock Bridgestones. The right is definitely different and I like it. I am trying to see if it is worth the money to get the spacers. Right now I wouldnt mind my new tires sticking out a little past the fenders..
My observations, when I turn the wheel full tilt (left or Right), I noticed some rubbing.
My questions are
1. Its very rare I am full tilt, but would a set of 1.25" or 1.5" spacers help with this?
2. For those who drive in snow poor weather conditions with spacers, do they spacers hold up when going in to 4WD (Low or High).
3. Does it make the ride any better or worse?

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My questions are
1. Its very rare I am full tilt, but would a set of 1.25" or 1.5" spacers help with this? Where are you rubbing? Is it the plastic air dam, or the frame or sway bar?
2. For those who drive in snow poor weather conditions with spacers, do they spacers hold up when going in to 4WD (Low or High). No worries here as long as they are installed and maintained properly.
3. Does it make the ride any better or worse? Any change if suspension geometry will change the ride. Some people like the feel of a wider stance, some don't.

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM
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BLue,
Thanks for the reply.
1. I am not sure where it is rubbing, but I can hear jagged rubbing. The weather sucks on the east coast, so hard to find out. I still am very interested in the Spacers just for the looks of the rims poking out a little.
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That's probably the air dam up front. I still had to trim it a little with 315s and 1.75" spacers. No biggie.
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Would you be able to point a newb into the direction of how to trim the air dam?

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That's probably the air dam up front. I still had to trim it a little with 315s and 1.75" spacers. No biggie.
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By any means possible

Trim the ends with a Jigsaw, cutoff wheel, sawzall, etc. Or just remove it all together which is what I ended up doing. Some people experience more hood flutter with it removed.

Forward to about 1:50 for air dam removal. You can trim it it on or off the vehicle.

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