So I'm almost finished with the install of the skyjacker 3'' suspension on my 2003 taco. There are a couple issues that have come up and I was curious if anyone has had these experiences as well or if anyone has an answer.
First issue was the front upper control arm, after the lift - well strut - was installed, is about 1 inch from the inside of my tire. My tire is a 275/75 mounted on the stock 17 rim. First two attachments shows a more defining situation.
Second issue is the rear shackles that the rear leafs mount to. With the addition of 3'' to a leaf it seems that the leaf will be resting on the exhaust on the passenger side. The driver side has no issue as it does not have the exhaust exiting on that side. I have new stronger shackles coming in but I used the originals to hold it's mount to show an accurate picture. In the picture I already have the exhaust off it's hanger to drop it enough so that the spring isn't resting on the exhaust as it sits until a solution is found. Even with that there is barely room.
Does anyone know anything about this issue with the leaf springs coming into contact with the exhaust. Did you just get longer hangers or cut the exhaust, and if you cut the exhaust up near the muffler, did you ever get exhaust fumes into the car with it dumping underneath? Second two attachments for the pictures.
Thanks to all those who can help!
EDIT: forgot to mention, the front is still slightly jacked. There is some weight and contact with the tires to the ground, but not full truck weight compression. The gap will increase as the truck sits at actual not lifted ride height, but it's not looking like there is much of a choice in tires and wanting to have a lot of flex without rubbing that arm.