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2012 2500 crew cab. 8" bds long arm kit, BDS ladder bars, dual steering stabilizer. H&S tuner running a little over stock, 37" fun country tires. M1 bumper with winch. *stock track bar with drop bracket*

Here is the problem. With my old set of rims I would hit the fenders when I hit a bump turning and my arms on the right side. Now I got a little more back spacing and now I'm really hitting the fenders with some cutting already however I am not hitting my arms anymore.

So I'm thinking the winch bumper and winch are really weighing down the front end. I was thinking of adding a 2 or a 2.5 spacer then I need a adjustable track bar? Any ideas that would work with that? If I put the spacers in will it push the axle back? Also if I put an add a leaf in the back with it affect the ladder bars? Shock ideas if I do that?

I do tow with it and I am rough on it.


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What are the rim specs?

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Old. rock stars 1s 20x10 4.5 back spacing
New. Fuel HD deep lip 20x12 if a remember correctly 5.5 back spacing.

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yes you can add a 2 inch spacer. everyone highly recommends an adjustable front trac bar with just the 8 inch lift to keep specs correct so i would def advise to do so if you are adding another 2 inch. i have had several buddies do this to on a 8" bds, 2 of them broke the front driveshaft and 2 of them are fine. you can index your front and you will have to get your driveshafts lengthened. you also will have to drop your crossmember to clear your front driveshaft... how wide are your tires because you shouldn't have any troubles clearing those with how you are sitting right now and i know other people that cleared with fusion front bumpers no problem and they are heavy. as for the back i don't know what your budget is but carli has 6 inch lift progressive rear leaf springs that articulate 15" i believe and completely replace your stock leafs. that would make your truck sit about right. within an inch. but with a setup like this i have seen people clear 40's. keep in mind your shocks will not like the extra 2" so you may need longer.

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Yes I know the broken drive shaft game. I have have broken 2 of them. The tires are only 12.5 wide. I would like to keep the stock leafs because they do well when I am towing. So I might just do a add a leaf. carli has a nice add a leaf pack. I am getting all the rubbing at the back just in the front of the door. And the axles is pushed as far forward as possible. Do you know witch adjustable track bar they were using?

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