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Ok I’m new to the Chevy world and doing any type of mods to a truck so bear with me, I have a 2018 1500 Z71 and I put a 3” front and 2”rear lift/level kit, I put 33/12.50/20x9 with no offset. I have some rubbing on the spring and control arm and was curious to know what anyone thinks about adding spacers and if so what size and how much trimming?8E0F066B-15D4-4BD0-8505-CE035D402C0B.thumb.jpeg.ff1f395f1e8ba765e2ee68b3c81f19ec.jpeg5A76B073-D2E7-4DCA-8845-8D10B4DBEFF3.thumb.jpeg.e6f759ab334aafb62199b1714818a01b.jpeg

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When you say spring you mean rear leafs? Im paranoid so I get 1/2" any more than that I get nervous about the wheel stud to lug nuts.

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Sorry I misspoke it’s the coils in the front, that’s where the rubbing is

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I would rather do a bolt-on spacer(adapter), vs slip on 1/2"er.  I ran 1.5" on my Jeep Rubi and they took the offroad abuse.  Buy brand name, hub centric.

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28 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

I believe a Good hub-centric Wheel spacer called Bora, I put 2 in spacers on my truck and have had good luck with them.

With the 2” did you have to trim anything in the front

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I run 305/55/20’s with a 2.5” level and was also rubbing the control arm at full lock. I went with a set of 1.25” hub centric spacers. No more rub, just had to zip tie the wheel well liner. No issues with the spacers and they gave it a nice stance. 

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2” spacers have been ordered, so we shall see the end result this weekend

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I probably would have gone with something smaller.  Your 20x9 with a 0 offset already stick out 1" more than stock 20x9 wheels (the ones with 2" spacers pictured above).  I would have tried a 1" instead, but then you would have to trim the ends of the studs so they dont touch the back of the wheel.  3" is a decent lift in the front and you may be OK, but proceed cautiously.

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Ok so they finally came in, here’s how it looks.

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Looks great! I like that stance.


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Mrfrye, I'm in the same boat. 20x9 with +1 offset fuel hostages on 285/55 20. I have a 3 inch front as well and was looking at spacers as my wheel don't poke out enough for me. I don't notice any rubbing but did you have to trim anything , cut anything?

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It does rub with 2” spacers but only in the back of the wheel well, I’m going to NorCal trim it tonight I’ll take some pics tomorrow once it’s all done

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Yes I'll like to to see that. Is the rub severe or just a bit. Curious if it would still rub with a 1.75

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I like the wider stance, but when I did this on my last ATV, I started eating up wheel bearings and had to replace them twice a year.  I didn't use spacers, I got new rims with 2" offset, and that put a lot of stress on the wheel bearings and caused premature wear...

Is that a problem on these trucks?

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