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yes I did the same thing and had the same problem and also the left side was lower than the right by 3/4 of an inch.I put a 3" block on the right side and a 2" block on the left in the rear. Also sway bars from bell tech
 

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Bell Tech has Sway bars. GREAT! Helwig does too, but I can't find anyone that has them or will even order them for me.

To stop the front from hitting I space the drivers side bump stop down 1/2 inch. Cut the read bump stops 1" and it's better. I will go to shorter front tires.
 

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I did the same drop and had the same problems. But my DJM control arms cracked on both sides on the welds.Made a bunch of angry calls after my truck had to be towed home.I ordered my stuff through stylintrucks and they did a great job getting me a new pair out to me the next day at no charge.The main problems were the struts. Even after putting a ton of anit seize on the bolts they had rusted in place and had to be cut out with the torch and ruined the bushings.And no one makes an aftermarket.After finding a pair of used struts i got it back togerther no thanks to DJM. My tire still rubbed (that's how i found out the control arm was cracked) but not as badly. I finally got it realigned for the 3rd time since the incident and found out the first place never adjusted the camber.It was off by a +1.4. Once that was fixed my tire hasn't rubbed since.
 

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I'm dropped 4 inches in the front and rear and it does bottom out but its not as bad as it used to be. I am eventually going to get coilovers for the front to stiffen it up a bit. I already have the sway bars and they make a huge improvement in handling. I'm also gonna tub my front fenderwhells next year. GM didn't really make much room in the front for us lowered guys. For the time being I put the truck on a lift, cut a big square section out of the liner and used a big sledge to pound the fenderwell up a little where it was rubbing. Check out http://www.355nation.net/ or http://************.com/index.html/ there is a how to for the rubbing. They are both forums specificaly for colorados.
 

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im planning on making my 05 colorado an 80's style minitruck with a shell and 15 inch deep dish wheels...will 3 inch blocks in the back do? and 2 inch lowered springs in the front? thanx
 

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depends on what model you have now, z85 regular height or zq8 sport. I am dropped 4" in the rear with lowering leaf springs and a 1" block and that's about as far as you can go without notching the frame. I'm also dropped 4" in the front with a 1" lowering spring and 3" drop lower control arms.
Here's how it's sitting right now
 
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