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post #1 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Coil spacers???

So I put 2inch spacers on front of my 95 l6 zj and i want to put same on back but looks like if I do there will be nothing holding the coil to top as there is no bump stop just like 1 inch of steel tube. I'm afraid with flex the coil will pop out. Should I try to fashion some bump stops or???? Need some help cause a coil popping out in the middle of nowhere doesn't sound like fun to me lol

I was thinking I could find maybe a piece of steel tube just smaller or bigger then the one that's there and maybe bolt it or find someone to weld it with some bump stops from the jy maybe??? New to this world plZ help

I'm going to install suspension lift when money comes up and take spacers out

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 12:45 PM
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It won't pop out with a 2" puck. At least it never has with mine. Go get some exhaust pipe from the parts store and extend the posts if you feel you need it.
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post #3 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 01:20 PM
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You should be fine with the 2 inch puck. I extended the post in mine when i did it. My friend did the same lift and didn't extend the post with his. Neither of us have ever had any problems with it. Read this if you want to go ahead and extend it. It is nice to have the peace of mind and it's reasonably easy to do.

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post #4 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 02:18 PM
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i have 2inch as well and have had no problems ill take picks of mine here in a minute to show you incase your stops are just shorter buy factory standards for some reason

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I have 2.25, probably wouldn't fall out, but I added extended posts just for safetys sake

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It won't pop out with a 2" puck. At least it never has with mine. Go get some exhaust pipe from the parts store and extend the posts if you feel you need it.
That's Wat I was thinking but no welder
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 08:52 PM
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here is the pics

fronts


Rears



and i have never had any problems

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here is the pics

and i have never had any problems
Good flex?
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 09:19 PM
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i have 2 inch pucks and have flexed it out pretty good and never unseated the coil

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post #10 of 20 Old 06-30-2013, 07:51 AM
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i have 2 inch pucks and have flexed it out pretty good and never unseated the coil
havent flexed it yet, i but the only problem i have been having is clicking take while turns at 35mph in the rear, i really think its the lover control arm or rear track bar.

but i have a set of 30's i was going to buy from my brother in law, they had plenty of space for the 31's im getting this winter. i also have a 70 pound box and subs in the back

but if you think about it the each spring supports about 1,000 pounds, and its resting between the axle and the body, with a bunch of other stuff holding, if it shoots out anyone standing nearby is in trouble

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havent flexed it yet, i but the only problem i have been having is clicking take while turns at 35mph in the rear, i really think its the lover control arm or rear track bar.

but i have a set of 30's i was going to buy from my brother in law, they had plenty of space for the 31's im getting this winter. i also have a 70 pound box and subs in the back

but if you think about it the each spring supports about 1,000 pounds, and its resting between the axle and the body, with a bunch of other stuff holding, if it shoots out anyone standing nearby is in trouble
I've got 31 10.5 15 and I've got plenty of room to romp but I think if it popped out the tire is gonna take the brunt of the force
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it's more likely the spring would come off the retention post going down the middle, not the puck or spring shooting out. So it would be happening in a flex situation where that side was dropped and the spring has no pressure on it. Make sense?

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With stock control arms and sway bar, it is pretty unlikely that a ZJ will unseat the coil. WJs are another story though

2" exhaust pipe will fit around the rear post, and you can secure it with JB Weld. Not completely necessary, but still a good idea.

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Never fallen out for me.


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but if you think about it the each spring supports about 1,000 pounds, and its resting between the axle and the body, with a bunch of other stuff holding, if it shoots out anyone standing nearby is in trouble
That is not going to happen. The only way it would "shoot" anywhere is if it was compressed and then was suddenly uncompressed like if a coil compressor broke. If it did fall out it would be because there is no tension on it and it would just fall out like it took a dump.
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2" exhaust pipe will fit around the rear post, and you can secure it with JB Weld. Not completely necessary, but still a good idea.
That's right along the lines of Wat I was thinking of doing
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