Originally Posted by colinb17
yeah, a body lift would help with the fenders and well, but they don't do anything if your hitting frame at all of course. and yeah, lots of work compared to swinging the hammer for an hour.
i don't know how the 1st gens work, but if the sway bars are as easy to remove as on the 2nd gens, might as well pop it off real quick and test it out
I'm thinking that I'm not having much rubbing on the frame. I'm effectively running 3.50" back spacing on the wheels which is helping keep the tires off the frame. As it stands, I have three clearance issues: the front tires hitting the pinch weld at full locks, the pinch weld knocking against the slider legs when hitting bumps (or before the bias ply tires heat up and get round again), and the rear tires hitting the forward edge of the rear fender when approaching stuffed. A 1" body lift would definitely solve all those issues, or at least mitigate the rear tire rub a bit (I forgot to look and see if it was fully stuffed and sitting on the bump stop when I tested it).
The question would be if it was more work to install the body lift than it would be to flatten the pinch weld in the front wheel well and over each slider leg. I'm thinking it would be at this point, but I might change my mind once I start hammering, lol.
Oh, and yeah, the sway bar is pretty easy to detach.