I did, and as you predicted, i think the tire is hitting the back end of the wheel well as there is a spot where i can slide my finger into the felt liner where i can see it ripping a bit. I know i spoke to the shop about the pinch weld mod, but i guess I'm not certain that they ever actually did it. Got an appointment Tuesday to have them check it out, and i will mention that it probably needs to have that done if it wasn't already. Thanks for the advice!Did you look inside your wheel well for rub marks or inner wheel well liner damaged?
My guess it's the tires hitting the inner wheel well, possibly the pinch weld seam. Did you ever do the pinch weld seam mod or trim the inner wheel wells? That's why I never went 33's because I wasn't doing all that, plus you reduce flex clearance tire to wheel well.
If you're wanting better than spacer lifts your choices are the RC strut/shock/coil lift kit, Eibach, Old Man Emu or Dobinsons (cheapest to expensive)