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Old 01-11-2018, 11:35 PM   #1
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Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

Just installed 3" dropped spindles on my 83 gmc SB. Was planning on cutting the springs to get another 1.5". As it sits without cutting the springs there is about 3" of clearance between the tire and wheel well. Dropping it another 1.5" will leave it at about 1.5" of clearance. Without changing out the wheel wells there doesn't appear to be a way to fix that. Are others running with only 1.5" of clearance? Is there some kinda of trick I don't know about. I don't mind an ocassional rub.

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

Let me know if you do remove your wheel wells. I did the 4.5 drop in the front and 6 in rear and only have the inch of clearance so I have been debating what to do since I cant really drive mine now cause it'll rub. I have a 85 C10
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

Trim away. I've ran several trucks with 4.5" drop upfront with 245/45/20. You should get on the bump stop before you get in the inner fender so leave them in place.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

All these trucks were around 4-1/2 and only the blue truck buzzed the fenders on a big bump.
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

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Trim away. I've ran several trucks with 4.5" drop upfront with 245/45/20. You should get on the bump stop before you get in the inner fender so leave them in place.
Yeah my inner fenders are metal so I didn't really want to mess with them if I didn't have too. I might put in some spring spacers to stiffen up the front end and see how that works.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

Slosh tubz sells a mild drop inner fender
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:59 AM   #7
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

$730 ?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:12 AM   #8
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Re: Wheel well liner clearance 83 gmc - Front

If you have a jack mounted on the wheelwell don,t forget to take it off and the bolt too if you leave inners on, the bolt makes a nice mark in the tire when you hit bumps
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:22 AM   #9
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slosh tubz period
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:22 AM   #10
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got mine for 400
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