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Is that this one? 58635-700

It really gives 3.2"? Was that from measuring the shock or actual height installed/settled?
It should be that one.

They’re adjustable so I had them preloaded a decent amount to get that number. I measure from the center of the hub to the bottom of the fender and compare that to the stock measurements


Now, with all the weight and 37s, I’m not really sure what to tell people when they ask how much my truck is lifted. I don’t think this really counts as 3.2” anymore.

You can see the difference even though the preload is the same (the photo where it looks stock is stock suspension):


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Another thing that makes it confusing is “2.5” being part of the name of the coilovers. I don’t think it’s meant to mean 2.5”, I think it’s just the “version” of their product.
 

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Lookin' good!
 

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Could you take a pic inside there? Want to see what you cut, trimmed or folded.
I've been messing with mine. Keep putting it off. Did some straightening and making bends. Hit it with spray paint and oversprayed.
Waiting on some HDPE sheets to show up to make a whole new fender liner.
 

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Could you take a pic inside there? Want to see what you cut, trimmed or folded.
I've been messing with mine. Keep putting it off. Did some straightening and making bends. Hit it with spray paint and oversprayed.
Waiting on some HDPE sheets to show up to make a whole new fender liner.
Yes, I’ll get a photo later today.

I’m going to tub the firewall as well but I think I’ll wait until I get to the west coast where I have friends with more fab experience than I do. Normally I just yolo and do my best but I know trying to tub the firewall on my own is going to come out like shit.
 

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Yes, I’ll get a photo later today.

I’m going to tub the firewall as well but I think I’ll wait until I get to the west coast where I have friends with more fab experience than I do. Normally I just yolo and do my best but I know trying to tub the firewall on my own is going to come out like shit.

Is tubbing welding fitted sheets in to literally make the engine bay a tub? I'm pretty new to the truck thing.
 

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Another thing that makes it confusing is “2.5” being part of the name of the coilovers. I don’t think it’s meant to mean 2.5”, I think it’s just the “version” of their product.
2.5" is the diameter of the shocks
 

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2.5" is the diameter of the shocks
Thank you. I knew that when I bought them but it was a few years ago and I don’t remember things well, lol.
 

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Is tubbing welding fitted sheets in to literally make the engine bay a tub? I'm pretty new to the truck thing.
It’s cutting a hole in the firewall where your feet are when sitting in the cab. Then you weld in a custom tub-shaped replacement to close the hole, essentially trading foot room for tire room. When you do a good job with it, it should look like this:

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Could you take a pic inside there? Want to see what you cut, trimmed or folded.
I've been messing with mine. Keep putting it off. Did some straightening and making bends. Hit it with spray paint and oversprayed.
Waiting on some HDPE sheets to show up to make a whole new fender liner.
I forgot to take the picture and my truck is at an alignment shop now, but this is my end goal for that area:

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Could you take a pic inside there? Want to see what you cut, trimmed or folded.
I've been messing with mine. Keep putting it off. Did some straightening and making bends. Hit it with spray paint and oversprayed.
Waiting on some HDPE sheets to show up to make a whole new fender liner.
Sorry this took so long. I have a bad memory.

So this is where I’m at but this is still a work in progress that I haven’t been able to get to recently. The 37s don’t rub with street driving which is good, so all I have left to do is chop chop to get them to work off road.


Driver straight tire:

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Passenger straight tire:

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Driver full lock:

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Passenger full lock (this one is very close):

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This week in NY has been rainforest humid and I have the power in the camper disconnected, so no fans. Working in the camper this week be like:

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