Here's the final product (along with some measurements for those interested).
For those not aware, I got the front diff vibe when I installed and went to the 1.75 setting last week. At 88K miles, I'm way out of my warranty. So to deal with it, I had to do some trial and error stuff.
I lowered it down to the .85 setting today. I can still hear the grinding when it's cold, but not as much after driving on the freeway. After driving awhile, it becomes more of a buzz type vibration in the gas and brake pedals...plus a mild mud tire tread-type sound...at the .85 setting. At 1.75, it was horrible! Although I loved how well it handled the bigger bumps at 1.75, and I liked the extra height.
Since I still had the vibe at .85, I then thought maybe I would try it at the 0 setting to see if it went away completely. After taking one apart and then measuring it compared to the original OEM shock (why I didn't just do this when I went to the .85 setting, I don't know). Anyway, in measuring the two it appears that the lengths and settings are almost identical at the .85 setting. So maybe this is all a result of a stiffer shock (my OEM shocks were shot) or maybe it was happening before I did any of this and just didn't notice it because I wasn't looking for it???
Anyway, I'm leaving it at the .85 setting and will just ignore the sound for now. Before I show the pics at both .85 and 1.75, I thought I would share some measurements. I measured from ground up to the bottom of the fender directly over the wheel center. Remember, I added the Wheeler's 1.5" AAL in the back too, and I have the tonneau and 2 60-pound bags of sand back there:
And now for the pics...
First the 1.75 trial:
And the final at .85:
Honestly, I can't tell the difference looking at the pictures!