Mighty Max springs fitment

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    So I installed my the Mighty Max lowering springs and noticed that when the truck was off the ground, the spring was not tall enough to snugly fit between the upper and lower spring pockets. It just sat loosely in the lower one and I could wiggle it around. I'm guessing anyone else who noticed this was just okay with it? I hadn't seen this issue ever brought up in all the threads I read. Just wondering if that could cause issues with it not seating properly each time I have to jack my truck off the ground. Anyone have any problems with this long term?

    I also noticed my driver side has more camber than my passenger side. Not sure if that's something that'll just even out as I drive the truck or if it's any cause for concern since there's no camber adjustment on these
     
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    Did you remove the bump stops?
     
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    Yeah I removed the bumps stops and the sway bar
     
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    I believe there is chamber adjustment the upper control arm mounts - add/remove shims to the two mounting bolts
     
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    Oh okay, never heard of that. So if I were to go get an alignment would I want to buy and bring some of those or would a shop have universal ones or whatever to use?
     
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    The shop should have alignment shims.
     
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    Turns out my alignment is off. I'm driving it to let the suspension settle in and then I'll get it adjusted
     
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    Hey what tire size are you running with the lowered setup?
     
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    Currently, I'm on the stock 195/75/14 with the stock wheels. I will be running 195/50/15 once my tires come this weekend.
     
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    Cool. Got a pic of it currently with the 195/75-14 size? I'd love to see after pics when you've swapped sizes so I can decide on what size to get for my truck as I will be lowering it soon and need new tires to drive it afterward (my current wheels/tires are too tall and I wouldn't be able to steer if I lower it)
     
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    So here's how it sits now with the Mighty Max lowering springs and 3" blocks: 20190904_194445.jpg

    I will be lowering the rear more by removing the middle leaf and flipping the overload. Should level it out. I had to roll my front fenders for the stock tires to work with the springs. Now I don't get any rubbing when I turn. I did roll them flat though. It wasn't bad.

    Here are the wheels I'll be switching to when I get my tires. They're 15x7 -8et. Hoping they'll sit just inside the fender. I may end up having to pull at least the front.
    20190825_200108.jpg
     
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    hmm looks like i'm definitely going to have to go with the smaller rubber if I want to be able to turn hahaha
     
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    What's your setup now? Do you have a tire taller than stock?
     
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    Yes. I’m still running what the PO had on the truck - 17” mustang wheels with 215/55-17 front and 245/45-17 rear tires, which are around ~26” height compared to the ~23” tire you’re looking at using with the drop. They fill the wheel well as-is, there’s no way the tire would clear the front fender lowered. I’m currently stripping clear coat on my Jeep turbine wheels so I can clean them up and get ready for new tires and lowering before the weather changes....which is why I’m asking
     
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    Gotcha gotcha. Yeah even if the height fit, are those 7" or 8" wide? No way those would tuck inside the fender without pulling them and even then that might not be enough depending on the offset. I liked the Jeep turbines. Actually tried out a set on my truck before the turbines I ended up going with popped up for sale
     

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