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Old 10-09-2019, 01:28 PM
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Spacing the sub-frames?

I know this might be an odd question, but I would have it imagine some has done it or at least thought of it.
Has anyone ever tried to add small spacers to the sub-frames to gain a little bit extra height? Maybe 1/2 inch?
My X5 is lifted already with the spacer kit over the struts/shocks, but was looking to get just a little more body height. I was thinking of making spacers for the front subframe, the transfer case cross member, the drive-shaft center support bearing and the rear sub-frame. They would just be little aluminum or steel pucks the would go between the body and sub-frames. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-09-2019, 10:46 PM
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Should be straightforward and doable, but....

the little bit extra may allow too much torsion to the body panels not to mention all the bolts (everywhere) would need changing.

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