Control Arm bushing in the way

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  1. SupremeCling

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    So I found some excellent wheels, but they graze the nipple diving up from the control arm bushing

    1989 pickup, 100% OEM
    Was looking at some 17x9 +40 wheels


    Is there such thing as a "low profile" control arm or even an aftermarket control arm that is more descrete I space?

    All I can find are 4x4 lifting related control arms. Lowering kits seem to not include control arms..well some do but I'm not sure if it solves the problem
     
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    Use a spacer behind the wheel. If it's nearly grazing then you'll only need 1/4" or 1/2".
     
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    Is it the zerk fitting on the control arm that its hitting? If so just replace it with bolt that fits in its place. Or run a 5mm spacer if that will be enough to give you the clearance needed
     
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    Wow..real pro knowing what was rubbing.

    It's definitely the zerk fitting...didn't even know what that was
     
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    I know people have said they had that issue when they had drop spindles and small wheels. Must be the offset of the 17s causing your issue.
     
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