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Today I got to spend a few minutes under the front end of my truck (2005 3500 2WD). I noticed the bump stops are really close and have definitely been used. I could not even slide my finger between the rubber and the steel. They appear to have less than 3/4" of space.Even the tie rods are going slightly up hill from the rack to the wheels. I have been pouring money into this truck (all oils, filters, muffler, exhaust manifold gaskets, exhaust brake repair, plus other things I am sure to forget) so I don't want to go buy new springs yet. Any other suggestions?

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Seems to me i have seen rubber spring inserts somewhere a good while back. I googled "coil spring inserts" and a bunch of things came up. To many to link.

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I am wondering just how much clearance there should be between the rubber and steel. I also wonder if these springs were replaced when the Southern Comfort did their conversion.

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That part I could not answer. I can measure the clearance on mine and see what it is. I have been suspects mine are getting tired. When I go over some speed bumps I can feel the rubber hitting the stop. Not hard but definitely bouncing off of each other. Still seems to sit good just looking at it but maybe weaker.

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Yours (if it's the truck in your sig) should have a bit more clearance than mine. I will try to look around on the interwebs and see if I can find anything.

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Nope. 2WD 3500 four door dually

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