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OME lift and rubbing tires

Hi guys/gals, hoping you can point me in the right direction. I installed an OME medium duty lift kit on my 06 Commander this past weekend. Everything installed smoothly and it's a great, quality lift. Today I sent it off to get my new Nitto Terra Grappler tires (265/70/17) installed with Spidertrax spacers.

Before I bought the lift, I did a ton of research on here as well as other sites about the lift and tire combo. Well after the tires and spacers are installed, they are rubbing pretty bad in the front. Specifically the rear outside edge of the front tires rub on the inner fender.

So my question is aside from changing tire sizes, what are my options? Additional strut spacer? Will this require new control arms?
Any info is greatly appreciated. Sorry I don't have pics yet.
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1.5" spacers?

You can do the pinchweld mod

http://www.theultimatejeep.com/archi...hp?t-1263.html

I am running a taller tire and less lift with this mod.

Pictures may help.

Additionally if you feel that you need more lift in the front you can either add strut spacers http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...tes-xk-wk.html

Or bilstein 5100 struts lift .75-1.5-2" in the front, but are hard to find in stock.

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Thanks! It's the same one, I just got the archived version
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Thanks guys. Without having it here yet (still at the tire place) to visualize, does the pinch weld mod affect the tires rubbing on the inner fender? Do you have to mode the inner fender at all? Yes, it's the 1.5" spacers.
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Thanks! It's the same one, I just got the archived version
Those links are to the "staging area". There are updates in the actual "how to" section, like using screws as an alternate method to heating/bending the liner.

Link:
http://www.theultimatejeep.com/showt...ot-How-To-quot
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Those links are to the "staging area". There are updates in the actual "how to" section, like using screws as an alternate method to heating/bending the liner.

Link:
http://www.theultimatejeep.com/showt...ot-How-To-quot
Which I did! Huge help btw Matt, thanks!
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