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So I went and bought 3 Inch spacers and Bilstein 5100 for the front of my frontier before joining this forum. It seems that stacking on the bilstein's causes interference issues with the control arms if the bilstein's are at max height. I'm doing a one and a half inch block in the rear and my question is should I just scrap using the spacers and go with the bilstein's at full height or should I keep the bilstein's cranked down and use the spacers. I would really like the extra inch. I'm doing the best I can to clear a 33x11.50s or something equivalent on a 16 inch rim with a -12 offset. I would like to keep cutting to a minimum
 

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What truck do you have?? 2wd 4wd? nismo? You don't seem clear on how a spacer or the 5100 lift your truck. You will have some serious issues if you try to stack the 3" spacer on top of the 5100. Best to max the 5100 one notch down if you can not handle the harshness. Then add a small 1/2" spacer from PRG.

285/75/r16 is the tire size you want that is basically 33x11.5. They will rub no matter what kind of lift you add unless you add a body lift on top of your suspension lift.

Make sure to get cam bolts to adjust the LCA as far forward as you can, this will minimize the about of rub.
 

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What truck do you have?? 2wd 4wd? nismo? You don't seem clear on how a spacer or the 5100 lift your truck. You will have some serious issues if you try to stack the 3" spacer on top of the 5100. Best to max the 5100 one notch down if you can not handle the harshness. Then add a small 1/2" spacer from PRG.

285/75/r16 is the tire size you want that is basically 33x11.5. They will rub no matter what kind of lift you add unless you add a body lift on top of your suspension lift.

Make sure to get cam bolts to adjust the LCA as far forward as you can, this will minimize the about of rub.
2008 4wd SE. My orginal intention was to max out thr 5100 then the 3" spacer. After reading through the suspension thread I realized it would cause issues. I'm was asking if the 5100 at stock height with the 3" spacer would be a better ride than the 5100 at 2" and no spacer.
 

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^Yep, 3" spacer is too big unless you buy new UCAs as well. If you can return them, I'd try and swap the 3" spacer for a 1.5" and set the Bilsteins at 1". This will give you a good combo of height and ride quality for not alot of money.
 
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