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    Question Layin pinch on 18's

    Hey whats up guys I recently bought some 18' boyd magnetos with 235/40/18 tires.I have stock uppers and lowers also stock spindels I have lowering spindels but I recently removed them to get more camber so I can drive low without chewin up my tires .Also frames has been notched for tierods .The pinch welds are about 1/4' off the ground.I guess the question im asking will pie cutting uppers get me on the ground or should I just shim in the uppers and put my drop spindels back in?
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    did you check to make sure you cut enough off the frame for the controls arms to travel? shouldn't really have to pie cut for 18's
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatfarmer2 View Post
    did you check to make sure you cut enough off the frame for the controls arms to travel? shouldn't really have to pie cut for 18's
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    Your ball joints are binding your going to need the drop spindle s then take it to a alighnment shop you shouldn't have any tire issues with proper alighnment
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    get these....... http://www.proforged.com/Promo-3

    super travel upper ball joints from Proforged (Power Performance)

    allow you to run a 28.75" tall tire on tube upper and lower arms with 2" drop spindles
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    I came across some stock uppers with power performence ball joints that my buddy had laying in his garage .Im going to toss those on put my drop spindels back in do some shimming on uppres and tryin.Get this biatch back on the ground
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    I put on those uppers and it lays but wheels are still hitting fenders when layd out. I shimmed the uppers as much as I can .Any ideals on getting my wheels pulled in ?
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    why not just roll the inside lip of the fender.
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    The fender lip is about a 1/8' so not much left to roll when I air out the truck it actually pushes the fenders out .I'm thinkin just piecutting uppers .
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    Buy a wheel with the proper backspacing
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    try what phatfarmer said. thats what I need to do.
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    I Pie cut uppers and a little more shimming and the wheels tucked in fenders with about half inch between wheel and fender.Plenty for me to roll low going to order uppers from crazytalk customs later this month.
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    so are you loading more shims in the cross shaft to add more camber??
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    Quote Originally Posted by phatfarmer2 View Post
    so are you loading more shims in the cross shaft to add more camber??
    Thats what it sounds like...

    What's the width/backspacing on those wheels? Sounds like you're running something like an 8" wheel with a 4.5" backspacing. There isn't alot of room up front on first gens, so you need to pay attention to what wheel you run up front.

    Or just cut the shit out of the control arms and hammer a bunch of shims in untill it works..lol
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