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Old 06-04-2013, 05:32 PM
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I'm assuming you're talking about the kit that came with the 1.75" rear coil spacer as well? Does that spacer have a solid plate above the coil? It's not open to above? I'm running the Top Gun Customz 0.75" coil spacers and mine are open (link below with some pictures).

http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-6526-...t-spacers.aspx

The coil spacer should not change anything to stop you from running the bags other than you possibly not being able to run the airline through it if it has a solid plate rather than a hole (which is what I'm assuming Rough Country as done). You could probably just drill a larger hole in the plate on your spacer to allow the airline to run through it.
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Nice truck, I have been thinking about putting air lifts on mine. Do you get any rubbing with the -12 offset wheels
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Nice truck, I have been thinking about putting air lifts on mine. Do you get any rubbing with the -12 offset wheels
I'm a little confused by your post.... the Airlift bags really have nothing to do with my wheel offset. Typically rubbing issues with larger tires and more negative offset wheels are always on the front because they turn. The back is never an issue. Are you maybe meaning does my truck squat enough in the back to hit the tires?? Because if so, that's a definite no. It does not get that low at all. Especially with air in the bags.
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Kinda just scrolling through the images posted I see this one

http://s1311.photobucket.com/user/br...799_n.jpg.html

and it says 2.5" leveling kit installed. I am perfectly OK with that look until I can afford the new tires without giving my wife a stroke! That looks great, I absolutely love all the stuff you've done with your truck man.
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I am perfectly OK with that look until I can afford the new tires without giving my wife a stroke! That looks great, I absolutely love all the stuff you've done with your truck man.
Yes, leveled is definitely better than stock. Even with the small wheels and tires. And it only goes up from there.... literally

Thanks! It's definitely come a long ways in the past 10 months. I'm definitely happy with it.
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Update:

Since I lifted the truck I had a large gap in the new springs because of the increased length. I thought about making my own spacers but did a quick google search and found the Airlift Lock N Lift spacers. I emailed Airlift and they told me they weren't intended to work for this application (they were very unhelpful) but I figured I could make them work. Ordered these spacers from Andrew (at Bully's Performance) a couple weeks ago and got them installed over the weekend. Had to do a little bit of modding to make them work the way I intended them too (cut the lock tabs off the top and bottom spacer) and then I had to drill out the center hole for the bag to go up into properly. Other than that they work great, exactly as I wanted them too.

I got the kit for a 6" lift (even though RCX only lifts the back 4.5") but I did end up using all 6" of the spacers. It just fit better IMO and will keep everything nice and tight.

The one issue I ran into was my airline length... when I first installed the kit I wasn't intending to put them through a 6" spacer before the bag so it was a little challenging getting them hooked up with very little play room.

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Here's a picture towing my dad's car a couple weeks ago. I hadn't bought a big enough drop hitch yet and I wasn't running any air in the bags so it was squatting quite a bit and the trailer was fairly tilted. But it worked fine for the 10 minute drive home from the track.

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