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Re: New lift kit woes
OK Ben, the pics help alot. Having a 4" lift as well (or what was once a 4" lift), couple things I will mention:
Passenger side axleshaft, when I am really flexed mine rubbed too. Just a bit, so I ground the TTB arm in the exact location you show as being close. no more rub.
Something is surely amiss with your radius arms. all else looks good in the front. The fact that your front driveshaft slip joint is very compressed, along with your side pic showing the front tires (33's as well!) being too close to the rear part of the wheelwell, and having to used 7/8" worth of spacers (which would move the radius arm/TTB forward)...something is not right in your radius arm spacing. Now, roughly your arms are at about the same point as mine, I can't be exact because my Rancho arms use the stock brackets, so your measurements will not be quite the same. But, I have to say you are still off (even after the washer/spacers) by about 1" or so. Looks to me like the arms/TTB need to go forward this much at least. My guess is the arms are made to the proper size, the mounting is off. Not saying that is your fault, whether you or BDS giving you wrong directions, I think the assembly needs to come forward.
What about your coils? They would show evidence of this issue. They would appear to be leaning a bit from the side, since you have not touched the mounting on top (the coil tower) yet the bottom TTB mount I think is likely back a bit. Same goes with shocks.
On the rear, the pic does not really show much. It does look to be a little rear high, not 3" though. If it really is that high, the springs will settle some, and I would pull one leaf from the pack and that would solve your problem. I would definitely focus on the front first though.